EW. I hate looking at my hands after an intensive practice. Especially after handspring practice. Every time I shake someone’s hands, I imagine they must be frightened by my calluses. All rough, tough and stuff!
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We’re seeing many pole dance studios go through the transitions of either carrying 50mm or 45mm poles… or even both! And from it, I hear my peers, as well as myself, comment on their their preferences. I own a 50 mm at home but the studios I practice at have either one or the other. I find that practicing on a 50 helps develop strength in your grip since the pole is wider making it easier to handle a 45 later on.
Besides size, I understand that a pole’s finish will affect your grip as well. So many things to consider! I know that X-Pole just released their 40 mm size, too! (WOAH! Smaller & smaller!) Anyway, which size do you prefer? Do you practice on both? Just one?
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I love the Jade!! This is one of my favorite poses but it was an agonizing journey to get it FLAT!
SO! I took Felix Cane's workshop today and she is SUCH a sweetheart (and hilarious, to boot)! She broke down the “Spatchcock” for us and voila! I did it!
The International Pole Convention was amazing! A HUGE thank you to United Pole Artists for hosting my artwork & products. I’m exhausted and I have no idea why I’m up doing this rather than sleeping. I’m still so excited! I also took Oona Kivela’s workshop today and man — what a warm up! :D So many good tips to practice.
I can’t wait to share the techniques with my pole friends.VISIT THE BLOG TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE CONVENTION!
Yow! I’m prepping for the upcoming International Pole Convention this weekend (and San Diego Comic Con which is coming up next month), so I’m a little behind! Yuck!
So, as I take this little hiatus to catch up, I’m posting non-PDA related pole dance art. This is a portrait of Natasha Wang in her ever-so-inspiring Russian split. Since I can’t do this pose, I drew it. :D
Any readers out there got this pose?
IN OTHER NEWS!
I’ll have prints and buttons for sale at the United Pole Artists' booth at the International Pole Convention. There is a limited supply. :) I'll be running around popping into workshops and checking out vendors with the rest of you. (In real life, I'm a shy little ninja… so say “Hi!”)
Below is a preview of the button set. But if you’re not attending, you can buy a set right here the at the blog. :) See you there! I’m so excited and nervous!
Title: Bloody Mary
Can you tell how much I love hot sauce?
Digital Painting, Pencil, 2012
To be shown at “Sunday, Bloody Sunday” at Mom’s Bar in Santa Monica. A Girls Drawin’ Girls Pop Up Show. June 2012.
I’ll have something drawn up for this. ;)
Getting through a sprained tendon is pretty boring. I overworked my wrist from doing pole, drawing and work and now I have to keep off it. This really sucks.I’m two weeks into this and my wrist still can’t bear my weight. It’s better, but not perfect. :( To say the least, it’s discouraging but I’m finding ways to keep practicing with my good arm. (Which is my left — the weak side.)I’ll get back up there as soon as I can. Never give up!Note: I also made prints available for purchase. I received enough interest from my readers to put this together. So, thank you! Thank you for your support. :)
You’ve asked for it, and now it’s here!
"Pole Dancing Adventure" comics are now available as prints! Decorate your studio or give them as a gift!
Since I finally got the “Superman,” this is the next move that I really suck at. I hope I’m not alone. My right shin/knee is in SO MUCH PAIN!
OMG! Remember my VERY first comic where I looked the FOOL in Superman? Well, I’m happy to announce that I FINALLY LANDED IT! (And consecutive times at that!) I hope my teacher, Leigh A., reads this because she has to know that I. Love. Her!!!
“Hanakotoba” is the Japanese form of Floriography. The language of flowers. Oiran, different from geisha, were “women of pleasure” during the Edo period of Japan. Her obi dons an unorthodox pattern of cacti plants in bloom symbolizing lust in Hanakotoba. Digital Painting, Pencil, 2012 - Featured at “Artistique Theatre Presents: 7 Deadly Sins” show in San Diego & Salt Lake City, May 2012.
Ow. Right in the eye, too. Inverting a little higher requires a little more ab strength. Preventing myself from looking like an idiot is good motivation. :P
Hey, hey, hey! Don’t try to steal my bottle just because it has more left in it than yours!
I am always putting stickers ALL OVER my bottles so I can see it from across the studio. LOL I have lost so many bottles…
Regarding poles dancing grip aids, t really sucks when it’s caked on there SO badly that it takes FOREVER to get it off. :(