ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

ginger 2015: group 1

Behold! Your first grouping of Ginger 2015 masterpieces! I like to call this set of entries Non-Buildings, Non-Conformists. (Ginger visionaries, if you will.) Cast your vote at the bottom of the post to help determine the winner of the 2015 People’s Choice Prize. (For more information on how this competition will go down, click here.) . . […]

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ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

meet the 2015 ginger panel

One more sleep! Beginning tomorrow, you will see 36 ginger masterpieces on this here blog. Given that there are only three cruddy prizes, it is pretty clear that our participants aren’t doing it for the winnings. This almost-friendly competition has become a holiday tradition for a great number of people, and I’m thrilled that so many […]

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yer dancin' photos // movita beaucoup

yer dancin’ photos

That’s me. Scottish country dancin’ like a boss. And before you ask, no, that’s not 2.0. Have I told you that I teach international folk dance? It’s not something that comes up a lot. It’s also not the best way to make yourself sound cool. Anyhoo, as we head into the holidays, and some of […]

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ginger 2015 // movita beaucoup

ginger 2015

It’s time! Competitive gingering at its best/worst! Here’s how this year’s competition is gunna go down. When you send in your Ginger 2015 entries, a team of highly trained ginger professionals (2.0 and I) will group your masterpieces according to crappiness/awesomeness/theme. Gingerbread savants will battle other savants in their online grouping. Ginger creations that look […]

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crap i've been meaning to tell you about // movita beaucoup

crap no. 18

My sister, Haddy, made an excellent point when we were chatting a while back. She noted that there has been a real departure from storytelling on blogs in recent years. Have you noticed the same? Is blogging dead? A lot of people think so. If blogging is dead, it’s bloggers that killed it. (Virtual baby showers, people. […]

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lego cake // movita beaucoup

lego cake

For the second year in a row, Oliver thought he might like a garbage truck cake to mark the occasion of his birthday. I’m all for waste management, but was pretty happy when he changed his mind and decided upon a Lego cake. I don’t know that this qualifies as a tutorial, but I thought I’d outline […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

la bayadère: act III {finale}

It’s wedding night at the temple. Monks, bayadères and an assortment of guests have gathered to witness the union of Gamzatti and Solor. A golden idol dances. Solor isn’t high at this point, so I guess it’s real. Solor has a major opium hangover, and like a big baby, begins pulling a lot of faces that […]

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famous ballets explained (kind of) // la bayadère // movita beaucoup

la bayadère: act II

Act II of our story opens in Solor’s tent. A flautist and Magedaveya are trying to cheer a grief stricken Solor, with little success. Solor is inconsolable – gnawed by remorse and wondering just how long it will take for the flautist to get tired. Of course, it’s hard to feel sorry for Solor when you remember that he promised to marry two women, and then let […]

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