So here is what happened:) I decided to make the sunflowers look like cantaloupes. And then, I muted the colors. Here is what I created out of my desire for cantaloupe and having more sunflower pictures than I know what to do with.
I had the very best evening. As you all know, I’m North Carolina through and through. I have decided to start clogging again. Yes, that’s correct–I’m a clogger. I’m out of shape for it and need lots of practice. So tonight, my family took off down the road to a local gathering place for bluegrass lovers.
Several very talented people picked out a tune on many a fine instrument with the banjo and fiddle being my favorite. They played ballads, waltzes, Irish lullabies, and good old toe tapping foot stomping popular tunes. The wooden dance floor filled with dancing shoes of the type with a steel plate attached to the tip and heel.
Folks tap and stomp in a melodic fashion to the beat of bluegrass greats. I wanted so badly to get out there with them and square dance, clog, do se do, and promenade. But I’m sensible enough to know–I need practice. I got so in to the rhythm that I was transported back to the day when me and the dance floor were great audience pleasers.
Next, I have to dance several hours a day. I have to strengthen my calve and thigh muscles–suck in my gut/tummy, and get me a new flouncy outfit. I can sew so off I go! We aren’t talking gingham and big flower material with lots of petticoats…we are talking cowgirl boots and spiffy smart looking fitted garments that make a dance a thing of grace and style.
I would like to get a pair of pink cowgirl boots and trim a black dress with that color so it all flows. It’s got to look good so when you make a mistake it won’t much matter! Bluegrass and the ways of old are making a come-back. Hooray! I am ready–almost.
Do you wish you could start back with something you once loved doing? Why not do it? Winter is upon us and we can’t garden. I’m going to dance!