Oh, I have rhythm all right! In second grade rhythm band I always had to play the boring old block. I never got the stick with the ridges that made the whizzy sound. Never got those shaker things with the metal disks attached that made such a pleasant ding-a-ling. Never got the ultimate prize of that angelic sounding triangle. Antonine, you play the block. I was mortified in my little group of seven-year-olds that I should always be assigned the clumsiest, least fun implement yet again. Many years later, I realized I was the one second grader with nearly perfect rhythm! I was charged with setting and maintaining the tempo for the whole noisy little band. Oh!
But dancing? No ballet or tap lessons for this clumsy cow. The square dancing unit in gym class was supposed to be the fun one for the year. But as much as I loved the idea and the lively music, I just couldn't make my feet take me smoothly to the next partner swinging along. Allemande which way? Uh-oh, too late. Try to catch up...ugh. Then there were the ballroom dancing instructions in seventh grade. The waltz. Should be smooth and fluid. Mine was always clump-two-three, clump-two-three. Fox trot? Say what now? Those little footprint guides leave me completely mystified. There is no connection between those numbered, arrow sliding diagrams and my actual pedal appendages. Oh dear.
But DivaDance? That should be pure pleasure for a challenge. Ya think?
And Phicops is a great tangle! So why am I struggling with this one? All week! I tried first in my sketchbook to get some ideas, but I scribbled over several attempts. I guess I could have looked at what others were doing for some inspiration, but my inner child was in charge. Me do it myself!! I did four tiles, and in each case, I started, started another one, came back to the first, tried to salvage it, finally just slogged through to get them finished. Yep, it's fox trot and waltz again. At any rate, here they are, in all their (not) glory. Sometimes you win the challenge, and sometimes you are happy to just finish the course. Happy Friday!