The delicate balance of a ballerina.
These photos taken at a dance recital in Venice, CA while Henry was still in my belly.
A book of horses we bought at a New Orleans library book sale features a circus ballerina balancing on her Percheron.
I recreated this scene with a ballerina from a vintage jewelry box gifted to Greta and a little plastic horse I found in a drawer.
Then translated into a simple watercolor.
Greta's balancing act started with a FedEx box balanced on a Jack-in-the-Box, and our ballerina balancing on the back of her leaping Lipizzan.
Tomorrow Greta will dance in her second ballet recital. She is very excited.
If you find yourself off kilter, look to the always balanced, Ariane.