Friday, July 31, 2009

a ballet exam and some special little girls...


My eldest daughter, Hannah, had her Grade 2 ballet exam yesterday afternoon. While we were working this morning, JJ and I were chatting about our exams and how nervous we used to get. The main problem were the examiners, who came across as exceedingly gruff and critical, although they were probably really lovely people. There was Mr Rubenstein, whom all the ballet students nicknamed Mr Frankenstein, who once terrified JJ by shouting at her midway through an exam "Do you not know how to count, child" Another examiner who stands out in our memory was Miss Morgan, who appeared to us teenage girls to be ninety if she was a day. She wore her grey hair in a very severe bun, spoke in an extremely posh English accent, and spent the whole exam with her nose in the air peering at you through her half-glasses. I believe they are a lot more friendly and approachable now. Hannah certainly didn't show as many nerves as we used to.

While we were talking we decided to experiment with a new vintage paper design for our range of cards, and in honour of the occasion came up with this little ballerina. After experimenting with different colours and hairstyles, they all developed their own little personalities, and some of them are now donning party dresses and day wear!

8 comments:

Lee said...

Very beautiful cards which any little girl would be delighted to receive! I hope Hannah went well in her ballet exam. Lee :)

viera said...

Very cute story- it would make sweet little girl story book. With your balerina pictures and Mr. Frankenstein....
Have a lovely weekend ladies.
XX
V

lily-g said...

They are ridiculously cute!I hope Hannah did well xx

Elise said...

Love it ! Hope the ballet exam went well.... please keep us posted !

m.e (Cathie) said...

what little girl wouldn't love those! gorgeous pics :)

Millie said...

Remembering back to my ballet days I honestly think most of those Judges & even some of the Teachers actually disliked children with a passion! Why they were working with them is beyond me. They espoused everything that was negative in childhood education. I'm glad to hear Hannah's experience has been better than ours was Clare.
Millie ^_^

Claire said...

The ballerina cards are beautiful!

Cute as Buttons said...

I do love those little girls. I have taken a fancy to the little, blonde, rumpty one. Lisa.