Friday, January 9, 2015
Holiday Fun, Lynn Cohen, "The Nutcracker Ballet"
On December 24th, 2014 I went with my family to see the Nutcracker Ballet. I had never seen it before. My three year old grand daughter was seeing it for the second year in a row! This year she made it through the whole thing. I helped by giving her an art journal and encouraging her to draw, which kept her busy and multi-tasking. It was too dark for me to draw there so I watched and drew us from memory later.
There were lots of other grandparents and parents and kids watching the ballet. It was truly magical to me. I am sure all the children were as mesmerized as I was! A sweet memory. And today my husband went to the thrift store brought a very large book of The Nutcracker illustrated by Don Daily, just beautiful drawings inside. I will read the book and better understand the story behind the ballet. Then I will give it to Allie to keep.