A is for Arabesque

In dance, it is always good to start out with a light warm-up so you don't strain anything. So I'm beginning this challenge with a simple arabesque. Nothing fancy or flamboyant. Just elegant. A brief pause, a classic pose. 

In the right hands, an arabesque is graceful, poetic, and ethereal. As a stay at home mom, I often find myself in the arabesque posture when recovering wet towels from the bathroom floor, delivering a Happy Meal to well-behaved and appreciative child, or hailing a taxi to the closest international airport. An arabesque is a fundamental staple in any dancer/mom's repertoire.

A is for arabesque.
Here I perform an arabesque
 while retrieving a box of Fruit Loops
 from the pantry.


  1. Great post. I'm here from the A-Z Challenge, check out my posts at

    1. Amanda, I am here from A-Z too. About to check out your blog as well. Great to me fellow blogging buddies:)

  2. Love it. I never knew there was a name for what I was doing when picking up my children's toys!

  3. Too cute. I'm going to have to remember this when I'm cleaning- just a better way to think of things :)

  4. I did try adult ballet once--too late. I was never graceful, but when I was little, our family knew a famous ballerina and she gave me a pair of her toe shoes on one of her visits to our city. I was thrilled beyond words. Wonderful topic and illustration.

  5. Does this mean I have to look elegant and graceful when I am cleaning? Because I have to tell you, that's pretty hard to do when you are cleaning a toilet bowel;) Good luck on the Challenge and thanks for following me. I look forward to reading more of your work:)

  6. This is a great start. Love the illustration!

  7. The word even sounds graceful. Being a mom is an act of grace.
    Nice way to start your Challenge.

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  8. nice start! I'll be back to see the rest of your A to Z.



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