Saturday, April 18, 2009

~Corps de Ballet~

This Saturday I wanted to show you this pink ballerina. She was to be used as a door draft blocker, but I thought her too pretty to be used for that. This doll is actually my daughter's, given to her by her great aunt who was a dancer. Since Leah has two little boys, she can't use this in her home, so here it is at Mama's.

I've always loved ballerinas both on stage and in art. The one below is "Dancers in Pink", 1876. It was painted by one of my favorite ballerina painters, Edgar Degas.



Another of my favorite ballerina painters is my artist cousin, Rhonda Hartis Smith Please take a minute to visit her and look midway down her sidebar to see her "Beautiful Ballerinas" slideshow.

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY TO YOU ALL!

39 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

How lucky for you, that your daughter let you keep that cute little ballrina. She is adorable.
I have always loved that picture, it is one of the painting we had to study in art class.
Molly

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks Deborah! I'm sure you can tell that Degas is one of my favorite artists, an inspiration and you're one of my favorite cousins!

Diane said...

Love, love, love the pink ballerinas! Beautiful post, Deborah!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Many hugs.......

Diane

Es said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday! X Es X

rosabeer said...

Your ballerina is beautiful. A fewe years ago I took a visit a the museum 'd Orsay in Paris. I have seen paintings of Degas overthere. It was a great visit.
Happy pink saterday.

Claudia said...

Pink ballerinas! How I wanted to be one when I was little, but piano lessons prevailed. Happy Pink Saturday!

Hélène Glehen said...

A lovely post. Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Deborah.

Your ballerina is so sweet, and I know she must be very happy at home with you.

Degas is one of my favorites, too. Your cousin's work is always a delight.

Amy said...

Lovely ballerina's!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your pink tutu ballerinas!


~ Gabriela ~

Dru said...

The little ballerina is so cute, and you're right, she needs a place of honor and she certainly has it here. I've seen this ballerina artwork before and it is truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Beautiful ballerina on your bed...shes cute
Happy Pink Saturday
Sonia

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love the pink ballerinas! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Pink Saturday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

Pink ballerinas! Yay for Pink!
Cathy

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Deborah...Nothing sweeter than pink ballerinas! Happy PS to you!

ann said...

thats always been one of my fav paintings too .i don't know why i never painted it.i meant to...great post,love the ballerina...ann

Say It With Roses said...

That is the cutest draft stopper! Lucky you that you got to keep it!
I too, love Degas and especially this one!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

someplace in thyme said...

I love your doll stop and she looks so pretty on the bed. She also looks like she would hang off of the knob too. I have a pattern to make a bunny door stop that also hangs. Your painting done by Degas is gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Valerie said...

Loving those ballerinas. For my very first Pink Saturday post, I did a blog on my four-year old daughter's pink ballet slippers.

Feel free to drop by for a visit and take a peek. You can find it in my archives under the Pink Saturday label.

Blessings to you from Kansas,
Valerie

Creative Vignettes said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you! I love your ballerina entry!
~Abby

Shirley said...

Love the ballerina...I can't believe that once I was able to do the splits like that! That was a long, long time ago.

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Lovely Degas. Your cousin's works are beautiful. Oh to have that talent. Have a happy PS!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you. I have vivid memories as a child looking in a Sears catalog at a ballerina bedspread and curtains and thinking how wonderful it would be to live in that room! I never took ballet, as I have the grace of of a...I don't have grace! ha ha! I enjoyed your post.

susan said...

Deborah--My first visit! The ballerina is darling. Degas is my favorite artist and I loved seeing the painting. Thanks and have a great weekend!

Denise said...

What a cute doll!! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Ballerinas are among my favs, too!!

Happy PS!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Secondhandrose said...

I love Degas too! Now just because she has 2 boys doesn't mean she can't have the ballerina too! LOL

karen

Happy To Be said...

Too cute...Happy PINK Saturday to you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, you're right! She is far too pretty to use on the floor as a draft protector. I also love Degas. Nobody painted ballerinas like he did.

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Robin said...

My favorite Degas is The Dance Class.

Cute doll...

Have a beautiful day

Chandy said...

Very nice pink photos... Sorry for the late visit!

paintinpatti said...

I love Degas, too - and the romantic pictures of ballerinas!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Michelle said...

I used to be able to do the splits like that! LOL!

Have a great Pink Weekend!

Mimi said...

Great goodies you're sharing! Don't you just ♥ Pink Saturday? This is the one day that I get to totally indulge myself, get all girlie, drink tea with cream, and share time with friends on the internet.

Went out to dinner with friends, so I'm a little late, but better late than never, right? I wish you a Sunday filled with family, l♥ve, sunshine and peace.

fairiemoon said...

I love the Degas Ballerinas! He was such a master! sigh...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Erin :)

http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/fairiemoon/

g said...

What a cute door-blocker, and I have always loved those Degas paintings. I'm running late for Pink Saturday, so I'll wish you a Happy Pink Weekend instead!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I agree too pretty to sit on the floor!

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claudie said...

Hello from Hot Florida. I'm actually using Deb's computer. Well it took us 2 full long days to get here. We arrived Sat evening around 9pm, tired, exhausted, hungry. The beauty was when we hit West Virginia...OMG the blossoms are to die for very lush shrubs took my breath away. The bad part was the traffic coming in from 95 going the other way. We are going to have to go home on the 75 which would take one whole day longer. So...we found Corey a place late yesterday and now we wait. I have adopted Corey's little baby puppy. An 14 week old Shit-zu (how ever you spell it). I know I know another dog, but it had to be. He is overwhelmed right now with 2 dogs and no room where he is in a mess, and moving on top of everything else. Ok so here's the scoop...not sure what the hell is going to happen now. If this deal falls through we are having to start all over again. Now Deb is thinking of getting Bill to fly in and help Corey move ( he's very unorganized) Corey not Bill. I will keep you posted and I will try so hard to see you, especially going 75 not 95. We were on 81, 77 to 95 so no where near you at all. It will add an extra day, but, we would go through Detroit and stop in to see my mom in Windsor. So I'm really not sure what is going to happen but will keep you posted.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed and my toes.
AAHHH I missed a pink post...love yours as always.
You can always send a comment to my blog. I'm so tired, I don't even check my emails...but I will try.
I love YOUUUUU
Love Cluudie
xoxoxoxoxoxo

claudie said...

Miss Bee are you there?
I tried emailing you last night...wrote a long letter and the internet connection failed!!
We are on our way home. We are in Columbia, N.C. or is it S.C.
I will not get to see you and OMG I think the train tracks are right next door...yes the building is shaking and the train is going by...holy cow..another sleepless night. I feel like poop.
Ok I shoud be home Thursday. I think you'll still be home or not...Oh I'm so lost, you have no idea.
Please email me. I will get it on the road...I hope.
I sent you a little something in the mail (things I wanted to hand deliver) you should get it in 4 days.
I love you and I'm soooooo sorry I won't get to hug you... yet...watch out.
Love Ya
Claudie
xoxoxoxo