Friday, July 29, 2011
Illustration Friday: OBSESSED... with Ballet!
There is a ballet school/theatre in my neighborhood. Every day, I am surprised and delighted by the seriousness of these students heading to class. These little girls take their ballet very seriously. I love the dichotomy: ballet combines this mix of art and athleticism that stirs in them this fiery ambition—or basic instinct—to strive for absolute excellence! It's a testament to the power of positive thinking and clear, unfettered focus on a goal. I can see it in their eyes every time one of them rushes by on the street to get to class.
They inspired this art collection, and the name, too: Corps De Ballet. It's a name that respects the craft, the athleticism, the art and the importance of ballet to these students. But wait, it is not all serious! :) There is a real sense of humor and fun and silliness inherent in the group, as well. There is also a sophistication factor in the line, palette and texture. I am so happy to bring a fresh, new, elegant art option to this market. I know modern young girls and tweens will appreciate the alternative!