Monthly archive December, 2011

More goodies for your tummy!

Hanukkah is officially over, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to treat your belly to something delicious and healthy. For the final night of Hanukkah, I went all out, cooking a colorful meal of braised chicken with apples and apricots, sweet potato pancakes (latkes), and spiced butternut squash. I think this was the first...

Change your job (and life!) in 2012

Are you taking time to review your 2011 and write resolutions for 2012?  Is one of your resolutions to change jobs and/or have more time for your art/dance endeavors and/or need to make more money?  In 2008, these were the questions I was asking myself and it led me to do the BodyTonic Pilates Teacher...

Gluten Free Almond Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Here’s another holiday goodie you can enjoy all year round … it’s my type of ‘granola head’ treat, made with all natural, healthy ingredients so you can satisfy your sweet tooth and do your body good. Gluten Free Almond Butter Thumbprint cookies This is an adaptation from a Whole Foods recipe Gather these items …...

A dairy free, gluten free holiday treat … it’s tastier than it sounds!

Whether you’re lighting up the menorah, hanging tinsel on the Christmas tree, or gathering together for Kwanzas … tis’ the season to be jolly! I’m spending the holiday season in my home town of Atlanta, GA with my immediate family. It’s the first time in, I don’t even know how many, years we’ve all been...

DIY Tinsel Wreath

Need a last minute gift?  Want to make it something homemade, but you’re short on time and low on funds?  Never fear!  This easy to make Tinsel Wreath is short on crafting time, but a big hit with recipients! All you need is a few yards of tinsel, some sewing pins, a few glass ornament...

My Holiday Obsession: Raw, Vegan Thin Mints

The Holiday season is upon us once again, and for most dancers that means Nutcracker Season (joy of joys…). Most people, myself included, battle with this season not because of holiday stress, but because of all the delicious sweets that abound seemingly everywhere you go. Your stomach tells you yes, but your body tells you...

A little holiday update

I’ve been neglectful towards my Dd posting lately … though not entirely neglectful of Dd. At the risk of sounding cliche, things have been crazy the past month. The fall semester of LEAP ended recently, thus completely my navigation through PPA (Personal and Professional Assessment) and my Senior Project. PPA had me writing 10-pg papers,...

A Holiday Wish List

Happy holidays everyone! I hope you’ve all had at least one glass of hot apple cider or egg nog at this point in the holiday season! Hopefully your holiday shopping is well under way as well. Above is a collage wish list of presents I’d love to find under my tree this holiday season. Now,...

Proceed with care. (quickly)

This could easily be a warning for life too, but if it were for my life, right now, in this moment, I would only add (quickly) to the end of it. Such words of wisdom as a by product of art (Jim Hodges’s skinny dipping disco ball at Gladstone Gallery)! Thanks again to David and...

Think Tank Recap: Chelsea Art District

The first Dd Think Tank kicked off this past Saturday in the Chelsea Art District. David Behringer from The Two Percent started us off with an animated introduction to the neighborhood and some of the galleries we would see. He selected specific galleries, ones he considered to be the best in the area, and printed...

Don’t worry, no one died…

I don’t know if this qualifies as a blog post.  It’s more of eulogy…but nobody died: With this week’s announcement of the retirement of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Erin Halloran, the dance world has lost a gem.  Read more in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. Erin danced professionally for over 20 years, and is my favorite...

Don’t Forget: DIYdancer’s inaugural Think Tank

Tomorrow’s the big day! DIYdancer kicks off its first Think Tank in the Chelsea Gallery District from 3 to 5pm. Join me, Candice, Nicole, and several other NYC movers and shakers, as we indulge in an afternoon of art, conversation, and cocktails. David from The Two Percent will meet us at the start of the...