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April Monique's Sword Dance

Jun 5, 2019

April Monique's sword dance in the Rogue Swan Vaudeville at the Opera House. I was fortunate enough to watch the rehearsal process from first attempts to final performances. At the same time, April was perfecting her sword dance – evidently as tricky as it looks. By show day she had it down to where she could do an amazing amount of dance moves, keeping the sword balanced perfectly.

We ate at a restaurant once where they had a belly dancer – she didn't do half as much with the sword on as April did. In front of two hundred people – and making it look easy – that takes skill, practice and nerves of steel. And, as she likes it, that's her JimmyO on drums. See the Havre de Grace Street page for large, downloadable versions of local images.

A small Other Peoples Art purchase

A little while back we stipped by the annual Flower Festival at the Maritime Museum and got some plants. Across the street some very interesting artists and craftspersons had booths set up. We came away with this little bowl made by Carrie Tipperreiter. It’s 7.5 inches in diameter and about 2.5 inches tall. Carrie has an Etsy store page here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/PotterybyCarrie

Note: I’m trying to play catch-up on all of this. We lost about a week and a half to the flu and have a lot to take care of, on so many fronts. Printing work is piling up, I know – sometime this month… Looking forward to being out and about with the camera this First Friday.