Denise Dances: A Return to Perfect Health - Body, Mind & Spirit!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Did You Know...Oscar?

The Oscar statuette stands 13 1/2 inches tall and weighs in at a robust 8 1/2 pounds. The film reel stand features five spokes, signifying the five original branches of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers. Although the statuette remains true to its original design, the size of the base varied until 1945, when the current standard was adopted. Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. While the origins of the moniker aren't clear, a popular story has it that upon seeing the trophy for the first time, Academy librarian (and eventual exec direc), Margaret Herrick remarked that it resembled her Uncle Oscar. The Academy didn't adopt the nickname officially until 1939, but it was widely known that by 1934, Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky used it in a piece referring to Katherine Hepburn's first Best Actress win. (NIANTIC CINEMAS, Movie Facts) -- I've got to see this movie. I've got to see it; I've got to see it. Are we going? We're going; aren't we? If we don't go, I'm going to be mad!!!... * * * :) For more info, go to: http://NovelNewYorkCity1987.blogspot.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MYSTIC ART FESTIVAL 8/14-15

MYSTIC ART FESTIVAL, Sat. & Sun., August 14 & 15, 2010...10-5pm/ 10-6pm...Booth # 205 on corner of Jackson and East Main Street, near the Mobil Gas Station lot and St. Patrick's Church. In years past, St. P's has always served great Spanish food, really cheap! I mean: chicken, yellow rice, etc., etc. for a "prix fixe!" I hope to see you there! Children's Art Park will be at the Mystic River Park. Come and enjoy all the fun and games! (P.S. Will there be food???...* * * :) -- Denise...Denise Dances...2010! THE NEXT GREAT ARTIST WILL BE ON BRAVO TV AT 10PM TONITE (Wednesday).

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

J'WANNA FOLLOW?

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Behind Her

OK...let's see if I can crank this out.
COMIN UP BEHIND HER
THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND HER
TRY NOT TO REMIND HER
THE REASON SHE'S HERE, STARING DOWN THE STAIRS
INSTEAD OF THE E-L-E-A-TOR! SEE Y'ALL LATER!
SOMEONE SAT STARING DOWN HER BEHINDER
WALKIN' DOWN THE STAIRWELL
THAT'S WHERE YOU'LL FIND HER
THESE DAYS HER WAYS GOT HER BUTT INTO TROUBLE
LOOKS LIKE A WHOLE LOT OF RUBBLE
GOT HER DROWNIN' DOWN IN A PUDDLE
GOT HER SUPERSIZED MAKES HER WANT TO HUDDLE
IN THE RUBBLE
AWAY FROM THE E-L-E-VATOR
WHERE THERE'S TOO MUCH TROUBLE!
COMING DOWN FROM BEHIND HER
LOOKIN AT HER HINDER
SHORE IS LOOKIN' TEN POUNDS SLIMMER!

Stop Stairing!

STOP STAIRING! Or should I say, "Denise A-Staire." I have decided, as part of my weight loss and toning program to take to the stairs! Instead of trusting the elevator again, I decided last night -- and slept very well, I might add -- to descend the eight flights of stairs where I live each morning and to climb them every afternoon instead of taking the elevator. I don't trust it and I need to lose weight / tone my bones!

Monday, June 21, 2010

On Line Exhibit

MURAL OF LONG ISLAND SOUND (in 7 panels) with accompanying narrative -- is done! Check it out at http://sites.google.com/site/makingartaffordabletothepublic/
UP NEXT (early July): Photos of "Backyard Scenes" series of drawings I completed this Spring. "Wildflowers," a sketch from late August 2009; "O'Denise," a spin-off of Echinacea Purpurea a la Georgia O'Keefe (not as easy as it looks); "Portrait of Paula" (inspired from the view at Westridge); and "Robin in Red Maple;" (originally inspired from the grounds at Westridge, but found also at Williams Memorial Park! I will also have two of the Renoir style summer beach scenes: "Four Seagulls on a Rock" and "New London Ledge Light Up Close." Coming Soon: "Star of the Sea," a view from my bedroom window. FOR NOW: I'm on break! Finalizing plans for the Mystic Art Festival on August 14 & 15, 2010!

Sound Familiar?

SOUNDS FAMILIAR For more info, go to: http://NovelNewYorkCity1987.blogspot.com for HER FIRST JOB (in New York City). Sure, I've been labelled. Anxiety. Depression. "You have issues." But, psychic? No, not ever. In the past few days, I developed extreme anxiety about the two elevators in my apartment building, where I reside on the eighth floor. Last night, after an enjoyable Father's Day get-together with family, I couldn't put my fears to rest, amidst one can of beer and all-you-can-eat hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken wings (what I call "real food.") Even resorting to crying last night and early this morning, I tried to talk myself out of it. "Come on. You lived in New York. You worked at McGraw-Hill for three and a half years. You took the elevator every single day. You lived at Penthouse 14. You took that elevator every day. You never worried. You never got stuck. No, not even once." "Just come and go at the time you normally do," that deep, familiar voice whispered in my ear at bedtime. On Monday morning, June 21st, the first day of summer, I left at 9:45. I heard a lot of talking on one of the floors down below. I left without incident. When I returned home, just around 2pm, sure enough -- one of the elevators was out of commission! SOUND FAMILIAR???...* * * :)