Rachel Brice performs at Tribal Fest 6
I have so slacked off in the beading department lately. I've just been so busy at home, taking care of my family. DH has been home for 4 weeks now, suffering from Osteo-arhtritis in his SPINE, which is causing him incredible pain, and as a result, it's been a touch strenuous for me to keep up with anything bead related (or even ME related for that matter...) At least I'm done with Grantham Plaza, and am only working at the one gym now. (Phew! it was just getting too hard to keep up with it).
Sadly, I haven't any new beady pics to share with you, but I did get a lovely write-up from another Blogger named Ace, at "Life on the Rim"
Quite unexpected, and I'm truly honored that someone would take the time to do something like this. Wow! Bloggers ROCK man! When I started this monster, I had no idea I would be encountering such wonderful people. Heck, I didn't even know I'd meet so many other beaders on here too!
Now, something else that's happenned in the past few days, is that after almost a whole month of caretaking, and putting myself aside, I've rediscovered my love of Raqs 'Al Beladi. The last two days have been spent browsing different sites, listenning to Middle Eastern music, and dancing all over my appartment. Out came the coin belt and Zills!
Up until now, I've mostly concentrated on what can be described as "Cabaret" style of belly dancing (the sparkly sequin covered, coin trimmed costumed shimmy shakers you see performing in Middle Eastern restaurants), but I've encountered a few sites where the dancers mainly concentrate on a more 'Tribal' level of dancing, and I can hear it calling me. So now I'm looking for some patterns to make myself a costume.
I can only describe Tribal dancing as feral, like the dancer is pulling her energy from the earth itself. It's calling me, and I want to shimmy and belly roll with the Goddess within. Pull her out from my deepest core, and let her speak through my movements. This one dancer, Rachel Brice, I could watch for DAYS! She is absolutely mesmerizing. I just have to share her talents with you. Watching her dance literally brings tears to my eyes... I only hope I can dance with as much control, grace, and elegance as she does one day.... Her passion, can you feel it?
Zakareet! (that's the high-pitched lalalalallallalalallala! you hear in the background - it's how you show the dancer your appreciation for her talents)