Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
May 2nd- Teletha (her bio) in Beckley (? hour workshop + show) email Alexandra: firstname.lastname@example.org
find the registration form here: http://www.taletha.com/events.htm
July 11th Urban Tribal Dance Company in Morgantown!!!!!!!! (Check out this amazing youtue video of them:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MVZbvaOZYw and their website: www.urbantribaldance.com)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Humbleness and Confidence
by Tiffany Bisconer
The idea is, in the world of creation, a choice between humbleness and confidence does not need to be made. The interplay between humbleness and confidence is a continuous balancing system apparent within the life of an artist. Humble confidence helps to keep an artist honest about their abilities, and assured enough to continue to put forth the effort inherent in creating. It also allows a person to be aware enough to know that being humble is what ensures continued growth.
Humbleness is thought to be reflective of a willingness to learn, to listen and a display of quiet compassion. To show humility is to admit to being human in an interconnected circuit of existence that is not simply isolated to one's own accomplishments, abilities and goals. Admitting mistakes is a positive side-effect of humbleness, a sign of humility that can allow an artist to overcome short-fallings and continue to improve their craft and ultimately refine their message. Humbleness is not weakness or self-depreciation; rather, it is truly wisdom in action.
To feel secure with a knowledge base after having worked hard to accomplish a level of mastery within a field, is a fundamental task towards the development of confidence. Confidence should not be confused with arrogance, ego, or a feeling of superiority. Confidence is belief in one's abilities. The more confident a person, the more capable of humbleness they become. The sacrifice of ego can open up doors of learning, which ultimately leaves a person open to the calls of inspiration that can motivate future work. Being as though art is created as a form of dialogue, the projection of true confidence can be a vehicle that drives an artist to succeed in communicating their vision.
When to be humble? When to be confident? Know that these are not opposing roles or conflicting concepts, they have the capability of being accomplished within the same moment. If a person believes in themselves and can bring forth the combination of confidence and humility, that interplay can be the most powerful sounding board in projecting an artist's intent. Ultimately, to have the most impact and to continue treading towards a higher level of work, confidence will need the support of humbleness each step of the way.
~Tiffany Bisconer is the founder and director of Beauty ConspiracyTM Artistry. She is a multi-faceted artist who finds her passion in cultivating creative thought and action in her own artistic path and in the lives of those she has the honor to work with.www.tiffanybisconer.com
Link to the article/newsletter (Creativity Calling)
Thursday, March 26, 2009
So, while there is still a lot to catch up on here (so much going on), I really wanted to share this exciting news! It is officially official! I'm bringing Heather Stants, director of the Urban Tribal Dance Company here to Morgantown, WV July 11th!!!! www.tribalbellydance.net/workshops will give you the current details. Check out this awesome video of them! We'll have a show that evening too! This is so cool, not just for me, but for the Morgantown community as well!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Was on FB with a friend and reminded me to post this really cool and important thing for new parents (or veterans who need help with their brand new, totally different baby). it was so helpful to us when we were trying to figure out what Angelo needed. there's a list of sound reflexes babies make that tell you what they need: ney = i'm hungry, owh = sleepy ; heh = change me; eh = burb me, eair = has gas I just used the list i got off of oprah.com (which used to list the pronunciations too, but doesn't now), but theres a whole program that teaches you how to hear it better. even just that list made a huge difference. so much so that I'd say "are you hungry" when Angelo said 'ney' and by 4 weeks, he was saying 'hungee'!!! My Mom heard it and was blown away. the program is here
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Today was really fun!!! We had a party for Angelo's birthday at "Our Studio", an art studio here in Morgantown. (www.OurStudio.org) They are a non profit studio that specializes in reducing, re-using and recycling while making art! Angelo and some of his friends got to snack, make puppets, paint, and climb the furniture in the library (after the [all natural] cupcakes, of course). Eric made the cupcakes from an all natural mix from a company called Pamela's. They are gluten free and so yummy! I put together some "art book" projects for the kids to take home as favors. That was fun! I'll post pictures and descriptions once I get that final picture of the finished project. I had to put one together for Angelo and me to do! :) I'll also post the party pictures on FaceBook.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
so, I finally made it to the Morgantown Breast Feeding Support group! had to drive around a little to find Euclid Dr. because there was no sign, but we did get there. Angelo had fun playing with the toys and interacting with the other kids while the Moms talked. Kristy Clark runs the group and she opened the discussion asking what our best piece of breast feeding advice would be to new Moms.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Angelo and I were able 2 make it to Kindermusik today!! So happy to be back after missing 2 weeks due to illness (I keep saying illness all grumbly in my head). With the time change, there were lots of sleepy kids in class today, especially Angelo. When his Daddy got him up to dress him, he was still asleep for 1/2 of it and didn't move for the other 1/2. He started asking to nurse about 1/2 way through class and I went ahead and nursed him for the last 3 songs of class. He did really well, though, especially considering how tired he was. He's really into cleaning up the instruments now. the pic is of Angelo's 1st day of the new semester.
Monday, March 9, 2009