In 2011, my daughter was in 9 dances in her studio's recital, and this is the first one I'm getting to. It is my least favorite of her dance portraits ever, but it is what it is. I don't know if the photographer was having an off day, or if it was just the pressure of the first time we had to come up with so many poses and do so many costume changes in one day (the previous year, she was in 5 dances), but of the nine, I only really like three, and two others are 'okay.' Of the other four, two are not bad photos, but her expressions don't fit the dances so I don't really like them, but two are terrible - unfortunately, those 2 were her ballets. In this one, she's wobbling in a balance check, and the photographer had her pointing to the camera so that she looks like her leg's been amputated at the knee. Sigh. But, my poor daughter has trained herself to smile at all costs in the presence of a camera since I have had one pointed at her almost non-stop since she was born, so I'm sure he couldn't tell by her face looking at her proofs that this wasn't a good pose. LOL
Anyway, this is her portrait for a ballet class she wasn't even in. Another girl dropped out of this class a month before the recital, and since Cassie was at the studio anyway at this time for her break between assistant teaching and her own classes and it would be no problem for her to learn because it was a class 3 levels below hers, the teacher asked her to step in so that she wouldn't have to redo all the choreography. They danced to Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror. You can see the LO's I've completed for earlier years in my Dance LO's Album in my gallery. All her professional dance portraits have been taken by Cass Photography.
This is for:
1) February Monthly Sketch Challenge Week 2 with the twist to scrap someone I love.
2) February Girls Girls Girls - my third LO.
3) February One Photo.
I rotated the sketch 90degrees. The top scalloped strip is black velvet pp, and there is a strip of black sequins along the top of it to match the top of her costume. The photo mat is silver glitter pp. I pulled the flower centers out of the large black Petaloo and one of the white Paper Studio flowers because they were ugly and replaced them with gems. The 'o' in Mirror is a rub-on on top of a mirror, and I put other mirrors among the flowers.
Punch: EK Success Embossed Curve
Sequins: Hobby Lobby
Alphas: Joann; Recollections; EK Success
White flowers: Paper Studio
Gems: Paper Studio (clear); Michaels (silver)
Pearls, flourishes, black gems: Jolee's mirrors