Monthly Archives: June 2019

I’d Rather Be Dancing Hungarian Folk Dances

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The Hungarians have some of the most beautiful folk dances in the world. Here are a few of my favorites.

Somogyi Karikázó is a wedding dance. Generally, the women dance in a circle while the men dance in a line outside the circle:

Duda Nota is a lot simpler than it looks. This video starts with a little instruction:

Adjon Az Isten. I love this music:

Oláhos:

Születésnapra, which our Phoenix International Folk Dancers call by its translation, “For a Birthday”:

This dance is new to me, but it is quite simple. Körtánc:

Hungary has traditional had a large Roma population. These dances have a Roma flavor:

E Shukar Romnji

Mori Shej. This dance starts out like E Shukar Romnji, but then alternates with a fun variation.

Mahala Mori Shej, a completely different dance. Watch the lady in red in the center who is teaching the dance:

To close, I found this wonderful video of a Hungarian dance troupe at a cultural festival in China. I don’t know the names of these dances.

 

 

Monday Morning Wisdom #212

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Monday Morning Wisdom #212

MMWI want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart. ~Anne Frank

From the Creator’s Heart #208

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From the Creator’s Heart #208

When I am afraid, I will trust in you (Psalm 56:3 NIV).

ICAD 2019 Week 3

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ICAD 2019 Week 3

I am participating in the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge, making a tiny artwork on a 3 x 5 card every day.

I’m devoting June to Scripture verses that I’m working on memorizing.

One of the things I like about this challenge is there is no shame in missing a day. Which is good. Because I did.

Day 15. Because this is such a short verse, I decided to try to make it circular. I’m pleased with how it turned out:

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Day 16:

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Day 17. This is my favorite this week, probably because it’s colorful.

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It’s been months since I’ve done any Zentangle, so I decided to try creating some negative space with patterns Herzlbee, Zinger, Luv-A, AuraLeah, Cat-Kin, Quib, Poke Leaf, Verdigogh, and Fescu. Day 18:

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Day 19:

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Day 21:

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It’s not too late to join the fun! ICAD continues through June. Get more information here.

Creative Juice #143

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Creative Juice #143

Gorgeous ideas to jump-start your imagination.

In the Meme Time: Take Stock

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Take stock