Makeup Inspiration and Information

November 15, 2018

If you’ve been around my blog or follow me on social media, you know how much fun I have with belly dance makeup.  I’ve taken makeup challenges, recorded step-by-step video demos, and am always happy to share the products that work for me. When I’m discussing belly dance appearance, makeup represents one of the five […]

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Who’s That Girl in Assiut: Feiruz

November 9, 2018

During the 1950’s, the Egyptian movie industry was obsessed with Hollywood style musicals. Egyptian filmmakers developed their own style of musicals with dramatic action taking pauses for traditional songs and dances. Directors created opportunities for musical by setting scenes in entertainment venues, outside during festivals, or at celebrations. In this 1951 movie entitled Feiruz Hanem […]

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DIY Pen Quiver for Journals

November 6, 2018

On a recent research trip to New York City, several people at the library noticed my custom pen quiver on my travel journal book. Earlier in the year, I became frustrated with trying to keep my pen and my journal connected. After losing my pen at the bottom of various bags or leaving it behind in […]

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NaNoWriMo – Shimmy on the High Seas

October 23, 2018
Shimmy on the High Seas, upcoming novel by Dawn "Davina" Devine

In 2018, I’m taking on the challenge of NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. Although I’ve written nearly 2 dozen books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of social media posts, until now, I’ve never attempted a work of fiction. Inspirations My mum initially challenged me to write a novel. It was a little over a […]

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Two into One Bowling Themed Aloha Shirt Renovation

October 9, 2018

I recently attended the recent Gaslight Expo steampunk convention as a speaker and workshop leader.  I’ve been so busy over the past two months, that I really didn’t have a lot of time to invest in a new costume to fit the theme of Tiki. I knew that I had a couple of old bowling […]

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