Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Challenged to Reveal My Muse

Would I NOT take up a challenge? Nopers, I sure would not refuse a challenge like this. Though certainly reading about the muses whose company is enjoyed by others is more interesting to me than writing about my own.

Michelle Ward has challenged readers of her GPP Street Team to share their muse as Challenge #14. So here we go.

My muse is a pretty ballerina, the kind we all wanted to be when we were in first grade, even if we didn't want to admit it. She was a gift from the lovely and talented Lilia Meredith, who has recently left us high and dry in Phoenix, missing this beautiful person with the eye for what some might call junk. I found her tied up in ribbon decorating the front of a pack of ephemera, a gift from the Flea Market Studio girl herself. She's glued to the top of a beautiful glass bottle that was also a gift from the lovely one. She has no name, but sits on my work table to remind me that sometimes I need to change my point of view or to look at something through someone else's eyes to get a fresh perspective.


Anonymous michelle ward said...

Marilyn - seeing that ballerina just jolted me into a whirl of memories from childhood. I had a jewelry box with a ballerina like this that popped up and began twirling to the music when opened. Was it Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies? Mine was blonde and had a real tutu made of blue tulle. Didn't everyone of my generation have one of these? I love your observation that she is a reminder to change your point of view. Very fitting as these typically were spinning dancers, always turning turning turning. Thanks for sharing your Muse with the Street Team.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:26:00 AM MST  
Blogger eb said...

love Michelle's observations - and I have to tell you that I got one of those shiver chill woogies reading your Muse story - must say something about me - are ballerinas reminders of that perfection and loftiness that we all yearn for?...

xox - eb.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:48:00 PM MST  
Blogger Dawn said...

Well I love your ballerina but must admit to not aspiring to be one when a young girl, I dreamed of playing football, wishing I was a boy so that I could do so- now I have a son who plays football really well so I watch him.
Loved reading your story about your ballerina and glad that she lightens your day xxx

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:43:00 AM MST  
Blogger Barone said...

She reminds me of the ballerinas that twirled around in my little girl jewelry music boxes. I can hear Pachabel's Canon in D and how I would rush to turn the key so that she would never stop turning, never stop dancing.....be well...lovely and thoughtful post...jodi barone

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 12:51:00 PM MST  
Blogger carlene federer said...

Love your ballerina muse! And a big Hey! to a fellow AZ girl!

Saturday, December 1, 2007 9:27:00 PM MST  
Blogger e. beck said...

great post!
i had that ballerina in a jewelr box AND on some cupcakes in first grade ..... i still pirhouette in my kitchen.....

Thursday, January 3, 2008 2:33:00 PM MST  

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