Friday, August 22, 2014

Arabian Nights and dancing in the moonlight

Hans Zatzka, and Austrian painter
1859 - 1945

"And those who were seen dancing 

were thought mad 

by those who could not hear the music."

--- Friedrich Nietzsche

unknown vintage photo dancer

1942 movie poster

"Everything in the universe
has rhythm.
Everything dances."

 - Maya Angelou

Arabian Nights illustration

Ida Rubinstein and Vaslav Nijinsky in
Scheherazade, 1910

"A filmy veil,

floating gracefully 

around a whirling dancer

is a special

ethereal vision."

- Dahlena

Rita Hayworth as Salome
1953 film

Sadi, a Dance of the East for Piano
courtesy Indiana Music Library, see link to Right

an Ouled-Nail Tribal Dancer
by Georges Jules Victor Clairin

"Beside the fire,

as the wood burns black,

A laughing dancer in veils of light,

Whose dance transforms the darkness

to gold."

- Abu Abd Allah ben Abi-l-Khisal, 
excerpt from The Serpent of the Nile by Buonaventura

Hungarian Arabian Nights
Metropolitan magazine cover by William Andrew Pogany

Salome Fry's Turkish Delight Cigarettes ad

1920 ad for Palmolive soap


is like dreaming with your feet.

- Constanze

The Dance, by Guglielmo Zocchi

vintage illustration

Imperial Burlesque Company poster
found on

"Dancing with the feet is one thing,
dancing with the heart is another."

 - author unknown

Evelyne and Beatrice Kraft, 1944

courtesy Indiana Music Libraries, link to the Right

The Tambourine Player
by Hans Zatzka
found on

Tonight, when the moon is out,

dance a little....

circa early 1900's

'til next time,


Ardra Waltzes by Frank M. Witmark
courtesy Indiana Music Libraries, link to the Right

and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

I found quotes here:

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Time for a lime-icious day!

Uma Thurman in Vera Wang fashions, 2013

I love this photo of Uma Thurman -
such a fun red carpet moment!

I think these accessories would be perfect
for her light-hearted mood:

both pieces can be found at

"Put the lime in the coconut
and drink it all up...."

first lime

Lara Spencer

Let's change out her necklace for this one:

murano glass on ribbon necklace

"A lime a day
keeps the scurvy away!"

Drew Barrymore at the Tribeca Film Festival

I think these should be peeking out every so often:

Tony Ballerina color block suede 1960's pumps with gold heels!

These pretty lime swarovski crystal and pearl earrings 
are just the right accent:

Lime humor:

Michelle Yeoh at the 67th Venice Film Festival

Certain shades of lime go perfectly with a bronze-y brown.

These shoes are a perfect example:

Wouldn't Ms. Yeoh look lovely in them?

I also like the texture and shimmer 
of this vintage beaded purse:

bronze beaded vintage bag

More lime humor:

I love these sparkles!

Zooey Daschanel at the Golden Globes Awards

I wouldn't want to distract 
from those wonderful lime sparkles,

so how about a pair of sequin lime green peep toes 
to peek out every so often?

I would remove the necklace -
I just don't think it flatters with this particular dress.

What do you think of these earrings instead?

Lime Splash

Samantha Harris at the 61st Emmy Awards

Ms. Harris is already wearing the most beautiful accessory anyone can have - 
a smile!

She also really needs these handpainted shoes:

citronella peacock feather custom painted shoes

Feel like making some refreshing limeade?

Here is a recipe from

makes 8 servings

3 limes
2/3 Cup white sugar
2 quarts cold water

> cut limes in half and squeeze lime juice into a 2 quart pitcher.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Fill pitcher with cold water, stir and chill.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 10 minutes

photo credit: Jonathan Beer

'Lime Cake'
original paper collage cut from all recycled junk mail
by inkspired

'til next time!
and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

Friday, August 1, 2014

I spy with my little eye a fluttering fairy nearby..

Victorian English Fairy art

Victoria fairy photo

"And as the seasons come and go,
here's something you might like to know.
There are fairies everywhere:
under bushes,
in the air,
playing games just like you play,
singing through their busy day.
listen, touch, and look around -
in the air and on the ground.
And if  you watch
all nature's things,
you might just see
a fairy's wing."

- author unknown

Fairy Queen Titania

fairyland manxscenes

Build a 3-D poster from Dover

creeping thyme plant and fairy cottage

"Garden fairies come at dawn,
Bless the flowers
then they're gone."

- author unknown

Carmel, CA, USA

little fairy, by Le-Regard-des-Elfes

Build a 3-D poster courtesy Dover

"The fairy poet takes a sheet
Of moonbeam, silver white;
His ink is dew from daisies sweet,
His pen a point of light."

 - Joyce Kilmer
foun on:

Lady Fitzroy by Alexander Bassano

Build a 3-D poster courtesy Dover Books

fairy queen by

Anita Louise as Titania
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1935
Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle

are like
fairy whispers."

- author unknown

anster fairy paintings, perhaps by Fitzgerald

New Creation Fantasy Print

Dallas Arboretum Garden

Chinese fairies by LeMabang

Middle Mountain Gourds fairy house

"It is frightfully difficult
to know much about fairies,
and almost the only thing for certain
is that there are fairies
wherever there are

- J.M.Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
found on

I think fairy....
by Ruth M. Mallock, courtesy Dover

Build a 3-D poster, courtesy Dover Books

fairy in the bluebell wood

wire sculpture
found on:

"A rustle in the wind
reminds us
a fairy is near."

- author unknown

Fairy Queen in the forest


have a fairy happy day!

'til next time,
and on pinterest:  K.Kloberdans

"Fairies Chatting"
original Collage Paper Painting made from all recycled junk mail
by inkspired

thank you to these web sites where I found quotes: