Monday, September 08, 2008

I just signed up for Tagfoot. Come see all my links and comments and my wishlist.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Want to join too? Go to the code 'legendofping' and you could have the luxury of posting to all your blogs in one fell swoop like I do. Way more efficient than doing it one by one.
I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come view my Flickr photo stream. Over 3000 photos I've taken are waiting there for your pleasure.
I just signed up for to make social networking more effiecient.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Juggling in HB again

I wasn't so lucky in H.B. this time as none of the people I juggled with last week showed up. It was all fighters and fencers. A few people asked about my hula hoop though.
Too many drunks in the park, so not nearly as much fun as last week. But the point is that at least I juggled for an hour.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Juggling tonight in Huntington Beach CA

Here is my new schedule. On Monday nights I'll go to the SCA fighter's practice in Long Beach and from 7 to 8 juggle (while it's still light out) and then from 8 to 9 belly dance.
On Tuesday nights I'll go to the fighter practice in Huntington Beach CA and juggle from 7 to 8 and belly dance from 8 to 9. So anyone that wants to jump in feel free to drop by. That's PM of course. It's not an official class, just a place to practice and improve my skills. If you are not in the SCA, that's okay, it's a public park. I just feel safer hanging with a group of people who are into creative things.

If you are coming to meet me, email me first so I can give you more precise directions. I don't want the whole world of weirdos to know where I am, if you know what I mean.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

World Juggling Day

Five more minutes until World Juggling Day officially starts. I'm going to be juggling at El Dorado Park but they are also having knitting and archery so I will be doing those things too.

Reminder World Juggling Day 2008

This Sat. is World Juggling Day. I'll be spending it at El Dorado Park in Long Beach near the archery range with the Orange Jugglers. Come out and learn to juggle or learn to knit. Pot Luck/ BBQ. Park has small entrance fee. Last time I went it was $5. but may be more now. If you need more info, email me or leave me a comment below.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

World Juggling Day is June 14, 2008

For more details go here: WJD
Don't forget to register to win a prize. I won a diabolo last year. I would love to win a new set of clubs.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yay I finished the Picnic Blanket Backpack.

The only change I would make is I need to make the straps 3" longer. I can get into it, but it's way too hard to get out of it. I got my new juggling balls and they are all wrapped up inside the blanket. I'm taking them on the train tomorrow. I'm so glad I got this finished today. Started and finished all in one day. That's a new record for me.

Picnic Blanket Backpack

You know how when you juggle in the park and you get park goobers on your juggling props? I'm going to make one of these. I can use it to carry some props by modifying it a bit. Then when I'm done juggling I can take a nap. It will also be great to use for yoga or stretching. Yes, Threadbanger does it again. That show is genius!

I just figured out how to modify it. Instead of stuffing the pillow, I will leave it empty and put my juggling bags or journal or whatever inside the pillow and tie or velcro it shut. If I actually need to use it as a pillow, I can just empty out the items and use a handy sweater or scarf stuffed inside to make a quick temporary pillow.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Hey Mr. Mailman where is my package

I was hoping my new juggling beanbags would come today but alas no. In fact our USPS11:30 to 2 mail deliverer didn't even get here until 5:30 PM. All the more reason to anticipate with excitement their arrival soon.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Club tricks

Tom and I did some spontaneous club juggling today. Here is a video our friend David made of us.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Shifting priorities

I wanted to start working on 6 balls again so I made a new set of balloon juggling balls. My left hand is really rusty so I got frustrated this morning. As far as juggling skills you really do have to use them or lose them.

I made a very hard decision yesterday. Etsy is taking up a huge amount of my time for very little financial return. So I'm slashing my Etsy hours to the bare minimum, and I'm going to revamp my juggling show and make performing my main focus again. I'm going to make a juggling show with a pirate theme.
I had to ask myself, what has been the most lucrative work for me over the past 30 years, and the answer to that sure wasn't arts and crafts. Most of my income has come from juggling or hypnosis or face painting, or belly dancing. So I'm going to be spending my time where the money is. Sure beats starving. I will still keep my Etsy shops, but I will no longer worry if things sell or not. And I also made a new Etsy chatroom to celebrate called Pirate's Cove. So when I need to socialize, that's where I will be. If you see the room open drop by and say hello.
In the meantime, I'll be clearing all my arts and crafts out of my tiny apt. to make room for juggling and belly dancing. I will keep 2 or 3 projects handy to feed my craft addiction, but I'm tired of everything else being underfoot and making a huge mess. It's hurting my relationship too. We can hardly find each other in all this clutter.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Five Bag Juggling Practice

I made these beanbags with balloons and rice. Not only five balls in the frame, but five in the air at the same time. Self-portrait.


If memory serves me right these are Juggle Bug clubs. I almost ordered some Henry's, but I decided I don't earn enough money juggling to justify the cost at this point.
Today I was practicing right hand flats. I totally suck at left hand flats, but as soon as I feel 'unrusty' I'll start working on left hand flats so I can do a full cascade with all flats.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Haskett Library park photos

These photos were taken at the park by the Haskett Library in Anaheim CA. I only took my batons and my flower sticks with me so I could focus on just those two things.
I absolutely hate being this fat, but I'm not going to get any thinner sitting on my couch and pouting.

Ugh some people just don't get it

I was in such a good mood when I got to the park when this India(n) man comes up to me. He starts asking me all these questions...
Him: What are you doing.
Me: Getting some fun exercise
Him: Are your children all grown up (now how did he know I had children?_
Me: Yes
Him: Well are they in college?
Me: No, one already graduated and one is married and expecting a child.

By now this is really getting on my nerves.
So then he says Is your husband at work?
So I say yes.(I'm divorced but I sure wasn't going to tell this guy anything else).
And he says, "And you are just here doing this?"
So I say, "He's at his job, and I'm at mine.I have to practice during the week so I can do shows on the weekend."
Well, that totally confuses him. And things just kind of went downhill from there.
Finally I just turned my back on him and he left. But that was the end of my good mood. What the hell is wrong with people? And more to the point, why can't I just say, "Sorry, I don't give strangers personal information." That would have been rude but would have nipped it in the bud.

Now I'm using the library computer. I should have practiced longer, but I'm not in the mood now.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Balancing clubs/pins

I'm best at balancing things on my nose, but tonight I decided to work on forehead and chin balancing. Here are the best photos from my practice session tonight. The best way to learn is in a still room with a peacock feather.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

3 clubs

I decided I better get off my duff and practice some juggling at the park before the 3 rainstorms heading our way hit. Even so the park was still soggy from the morning mist. My goal today was do take self-portraits doing 3 clubs. So here are the best photos from my little experiment.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Club Juggling

Cairo Carnivale a few years ago.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teapot Hat and Juggling

It was sure a nippy day for outdoor juggling. But I had to try out the new teapot hat I just made. Remind me to find a gym or something to practice in.