YouTube Goal Setting Setting 2022

March 3, 2022

1000 YouTube Subscribers in 2022? Over the weekend I hit 500 subscribers on YouTube!  Yeah!  This is the first major hurdle of 2022, and an important milestone on the road towards reaching 1k subscribers in 2022! 500 was a fun moment for me. It gave me a serious injection of energy and inspiration. YouTube sent […]

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“An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1895 by Georges Clairin (French, 1843 – 1919)

April 30, 2021

Q: What do these two paintings have in common? A: The Painter!  Georges Glairin (French, 1843-1919) Above left is a painting that fits into the Orientalist genre popular in the 19th century. It’s entitled “An Ouled Nail Tribal Dancer” c. 1985. Above right is Clairin’s most famous work, “Portrait de Sarah Bernhardt” c. 1876 – […]

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Fanoos Magazine, Spring 2021

April 15, 2021

  Today I woke up and was thrilled to discover that I made the cover of Fanoos Magazine.  The production team over at the magazine approached me in March to schedule an interview.  They sent me a list of 10 thought-provoking questions that really made me stop and pause for reflection.  If you would like […]

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Missed a Lecture? Mahin is hosting a holiday sale!

December 16, 2020

HAPPY HOLIDAYS Treat yourself to an informative lecture this holiday season! Mahin is having a sale – for a limited time Catch a Lecture Replay for only $20 each! Now through the end of December Bellydance Quickies Website to Reserve Your Lecture Now through the end of December, you can pick up one of my […]

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Essential Costuming Books: on the shelves at Studio Davina 2020

November 16, 2020

I like big books and I cannot lie! I recently posted a shelfie and got an email from a reader who asked for affordable recommendations for reference books for a budding costume designer.  When I teach costume workshops, I find myself recommending the same dozen or so books.  So if you are holiday shopping for […]

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