Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Femininity and Strength

"Arabesque" watercolor (9" x 6 1/4")

I have never been fortunate enough to take ballet but have always admired the beauty of the human body in this exquisite dance form. As an artist, there is something to be said about trying to capture the femininity within the strength of the body. As a woman, I believe perhaps this is how we are meant to live our lives....femininity exuding over the strength...to be graceful while trying to balance on your tippie toes, to let the man lift you up (to have the trust and faith he won't drop you), to spin around in beautiful pirouettes, do a few grand jetes, holding your own yet creating a beautiful partnership on the stage of life...of course, all the while, looking super cute in that tu-tu!!