This post is the design process I used to make the Black Swan tutu. There will be another post on making the Black Swan Bodice.
I decided to go extra professional and get a tutu.com black rehearsal tutu. Unfortunately, my tutu is too big. However, it wasn’t big enough for me to send back. Nor did [...]
These are some of my favorite photographs taken of Lori Bair and I at DragonCon 2011 as “double” Black Swan. We met online while conceptualizing our Black Swan cosplay costumes. You can read all about the making of the Black Swan Costume on my Black Swan Cosplay post. I will also be writing about my [...]
I’ve had several experiences recently that has caused me to ask some very important questions. The first catalyst: someone questioned my intentions—or at least not did understand what mine are. Secondly, I started to read a book called Man’s Search for Meaning. Lastly, today a friend of mine passed away, which kind-of makes you really [...]
A compassionate heart is not one that feels pity, for pity is a personal judgment and full of aversion not love.
Compassion is genuinely caring and wanting to help others. Pity is about helping yourself to relieve your sense of aversion, guilt, shame, or sense of obligation. Compassion is beyond one’s cares, fears, or worries. It [...]
This week was pretty good considering I had many social engagements that made it difficult to keep focused on my workouts. I did every video this week–finally! Other than actually doing all the videos, I really don’t see much progress. Granted I’ve seen minor improvements in the weight I am able to lift and my [...]
As you can see from the photographs (sorry for the blurry picture, but it is hard to take photos of yourself!), my back and arm definition has definately improved. This makes me quite pleased. Yay!
I decided to modify my P90X routine for Week 2 to avoid being injured again. So, I swapped the days I [...]
Week 1 on P90X wasn’t entirely successful. Days 1-3 were good; I did what I could. I used light weights, 3 or 5 pound; kneed many of the pushup sequences, and generally found alternative ways of making it through the workout when something was getting too difficult. The Ab Ripper X section was intense; though, [...]