Skirt Transformation – From Straight to Spin-worthy

June 3, 2020

View this post on Instagram @shalimar_dancer performing in a #bellydance #costume made by me! #studiodavina #bedlah #bellydancecostume #rakssharki #raqssharqi A post shared by Dawn Devine (@davinadevine) on May 25, 2020 at 10:52pm PDT If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this clip tells a wonderful story.  Shalimar, a San Francisco/Bay Area professional dancer […]

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Back to Making Costumes

May 25, 2020

Hello Gang! After spending many weeks working on that new most essential part of our wardrobe, the protective face mask, I’m now back to work on a costuming project.  One of my ongoing customers is the San Francisco/Bay Area professional dancer Shalimar.   Over the past decade, I’ve been so pleased and blessed to have opportunities […]

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Oak Tulip-Shaped Wooden Finger Cymbals

April 30, 2020

I’m so pleased to announce that my brother Joe’s wooden finger cymbal line is expanding to include a variety of different hand-turned woods.  To help him in growing his side-business, I’m helping him make demo videos for each of the styles.  If you like the way these wooden cymbals sound, please visit his Etsy Shop […]

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Spring Flowers Coloring Meditation

April 26, 2020

Hello there! I don’t know about you, but I found this week pretty darned stressful.  And like many of my friends, I’ve had to add more opportunities to focus and meditate to stay sharp in this disruptive time. Coloring Meditation One of the strategies I use for meditation is to draw, doodle, color, or scribble.  […]

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Does your mascara miss you? Spring Makeup Challenge 2020

April 23, 2020

If you are like me, you probably aren’t putting on as much makeup as you ordinarily would if our lives were more routine and typical.  But in this era of closed restaurants and canceled shows, dancers have been hastily moving their classes and performances onto the digital world.  I simply spend most days without makeup. […]

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