I’d Rather Be Dancing Breton Folk Dances

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Brittany is the large peninsula of the northwesternmost corner of France. The Bretons have their own dialects which are used in addition to the official French language. They also have beautiful folk dances.

Hanter Dro is a very simple dance, suitable for warm-up:

Avant deux de Touches:

Bal de Jugon is a couple dance in two patterns:

Gilgoden is a circle mixer in two patterns:

Jabadao is a vigorous dance. The signs on the backs of the dancers in this video suggest to me that this might be a competition:

Kost Ar C’hoad:

Valse Écossaise, a waltz:

An Dro Retourné is a circle dance with two patterns. The first pattern has a pinkie handhold.

Bannielou Lambaol is a simple, two part dance that is often taught in elementary school in the US:

I love the music to Le Laridé a 8 temps:

#dyicad2021 Day 49

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I chose not to paint today.

Day 49

Monday Morning Wisdom #319

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Monday Morning Wisdom #319

We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

~ Carlos Castaneda

#dyicad2021 Day 48/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 18

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 48/ Day 18

I’m disappointed with this drawing. The model I was copying looked more feminine. I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. Proportions are off. Oh, well. Anyway, I didn’t think adding skin color would do anything to improve it, so I just painted a boring background.

From the Creator’s Heart #316

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#dyicad2021 Day 47/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 17

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 47; Day 17

Words Over Water

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These tiles are embeded in a wall at Tempe Town Lake:

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CC213EAA-9D29-40F4-806D-D18131E698EE
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#dyicad2021 Day 46/ #WorldWatercolorMonth Day 16

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Drawing (and painting) a person (or part of a person) every day (well, most days) in July for the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge and World Watercolor Month.

Day 46; Day 16

Creative Juice #251

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Creative Juice #251

A lot of beauty in today’s articles, curated especially for you.

  • Do you like Irish step dancing?
  • If you read my post about the Sirens, you know I love to sleep.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe on the art of seeing. And lots of links, if you enjoy going down rabbit holes.
  • I may have included these father of the bride photos in a previous edition of Creative Juice. You know what? They’re so beautiful, you should see them again.
  • Beautiful fruit photography.
  • Read your children some books about kindness and talk about how to make a difference in the lives of the people around you.
  • I’d never heard of Sonny Curtis, even though I’m familiar with two of his most famous songs; but I love his daughter’s essay about him.
  • Would you believe there are 800 pairs of herons living in Amsterdam? Maybe because of the canals. . .
  • Ingenious and useful creations from toilet paper rolls.
  • A mom’s June sketchbook pages.
  • I love this Instagrammer’s ICAD cards.
  • How a quilter pieced a 60-piece block perfectly!

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Lost and Found

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Cap in Tempe Town Lake

Don’t you just hate it when this happens? Found submerged in Tempe Town Lake.

More Oddballs.