|Jo with almost all of her fav things: Dr. Who,|
Knitting and Tricoter LYS in Seattle.
Just need some dancing, which she
really is always doing in her head.
My oldest daughter (almost 26 now--yikes!) has been dancing since she was old enough to stand. We have a video (somewhere) of her dancing to INXS' "Need You Tonight" in her underwear at 3 years old. She was always totally unaware of the camera and just got into the moment and the music every chance she got--er, gets....
Now a grown-up, she has a BFA in dance from Cornish College of the Arts and in her younger years attended Vancouver School of Arts and Academics (VSAA) and was part of several dance studios including Columbia Dance here in Vancouver, Washington, too. (She put herself through that last one by cleaning the studio to pay for her classes)
All this made her a natural for the art exhibit at Vogue Knitting Live. She currently teaches pilates in Seattle, Washington and, at one of those studios, she was approached by a fiber artist and asked to perform as an improvisational dancer at the event. She was sooooooo in.
|Watch! Jo is on the right.|
I hear the reactions to that were pretty amusing.
You can see a video clip of the exhibit here. It's short, but you get the idea.
I ran into a woman at Twisted yarn shop here in Portland while taking a double-knitting class who actually saw the exhibit. She thought it was a bit strange. Jo, my creative child, was happy to hear that as she smiled to herself.
|Jo loves kids!|
She'll be back there this year, velociraptor, blind folds and all.
|A Cornish performance, after which I punched the air, wishing I could cry out publicly: "That's MY kid! My uterus! MINE!" (Yes,|
highly inappropriate, I know. But those were the words in my head and it's important that I am honest.)
|Jo at Metro Arts Kids Camp fooling around with the other counselors during a break.|
|Jo at Cornish in a BFA performance, this photo is mine.|