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Friday, September 12, 2014

waterlily dahlia slippers for pittsburgh ballet

i hemmed and hawed over what medium was best to decorate ballet slippers. i worried that watercolor would bleed, acrylic would look too plastic-y, so i went that my favorite prisma pencils and was surprised with how bright the colors were on the satiny fabric. the pencils did have their troubles. they liked to get caught and follow the weave of the fabric and would sometimes bounce across the surface. i hope the slippers earn some extra cash from Pittsburgh Ballet's fundraiser in october. if you are interested in purchasing any of the donated slippers, they will be available at boutique at the Benedum Center. also, much thanks to Alpha Dahlias in sewickley, pa, who kindly donated the waterlily dahlias.

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