I think I mentioned that I started taking trapeze/aerial dance classes back in January... It was such a terrifying leap for me, and I am happy to report that I am still doing it almost a year later! Trapeze is one of the most challenging & rewarding endeavors I have ever attempted. It is simply amazing to do something that once seemed so impossible. Some weeks I leave class feeling utterly discouraged, and other weeks I feel like a super-hero. I am perpetually covered in bruises and rope-burn (in the weirdest places). I have little muscles in my arms for the first time in my life. (I believe the technical term for them is "guns.") I make Andy feel them sometimes, because muscles are such a novelty. I have no shame.
I've had the pleasure of performing with my class in two separate shows, one this past weekend and one back in July. I hope you don't mind if I share some photos and videos... I'm pretty sure Cirque du Soleil is not in my future, but that's ok. I am honestly astonished that I can get up there and do anything at all.
Here are a few photos from the Big H'Air show back in July...
My class... I'm on the left in the back row, with the striped leg warmers.
(I've shamelessy added arrows to indicate myself here...)
And this is from our very recent Festivus (for the rest of us) show... This time I'm on the bottom left.
One of my classmates very graciously allowed me to share a video of our Festivus performance. I'm sort of in the back left corner, in black leggings and silver leg warmers.
Oh, and the GPB show Georgia Traveler filmed a great segment about Canopy Studios, including several scenes from my class!
Thank you for letting me boast and embarrass myself a bit. I hope, hope, hope that I will be able to continue with trapeze and that I will be able to share more feats of strength & bravery!
I'm working on some secret crafty projects, but I'm not sure if any of them will make it into my shop before the holidays. We'll see.
Hope everyone is having a lovely December!