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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.

8 comments:

  1. Your drawings from memory are so good Lynn, glad you all had a good time seeing the Nutcracker. The book was a brilliant find, lucky you.

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  2. Thanks for the nice fresh drawings that remind me to keep sketching.

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  3. I think the Nutcracker was the first ballet I ever saw live as a child (and probably the only one). I love that you all went together. It is fun to see it through the eyes of different generations. Nice sketches!!

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  4. Yes, I like these wonderful sketches !!

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  5. What a wonderful experience and your pictures are sweet and lovely!

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  6. Fantastic sketches Lynn,
    I'm off to see the Nutcracker ballet with my daughter too. I can't wait for the magic to start.
    You've made me even more excited now with your artwork.
    Happy PPF to you

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  7. Me too! One of my childhood memories is going with my mother to see it, and it was the first ballet I ever saw. I have not yet been able to interest my daughter in seeing it, but maybe I should just take her!

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