Sunday, December 26, 2010

Waltzing flowers

Christmas Day is over. The dishwasher is still churning, the crumpled gift wrap has been hauled away, and the refrigerator is bulging with leftovers. But the spirit of the holiday continues as the strains of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker can still be heard at our house!

The next ornament in the series based on the ballet that I'll be working on is the Waltz of the Flowers. I've danced this divertissement from Act II twice, many years ago. Each time the costume I wore was basically the same: a green "stem" bodice over a pink "petal" skirt. So this is how I've garbed my three little dancers, adding wreaths of flowers for their hair.

I'll need to choose a background color that contrasts sufficiently with the skin tones of the dancers, and I'm having second thoughts about the pink filigree pattern. So stay tuned to see how this one actually turns out!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Looking at this, I immediately started hearing the music! Also heard the beautiful music with words that Fred Waring's orchestra put with it. I look forward to seeing how you enhance those tutus.

Cool City Stitcher said...

The music is playing in my head, too! Now I'm eager to see this one stitched. I love the costumes and wreaths.. beautiful design.

Rachel said...

I think the "wallpaper" background has distinct possibilities. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this!