"This illness is to fatigue,
what a match is to a nuclear bomb.
It's an absurd mischaracterization!"
~Laura Hillenbrand

January 17, 2008

Ballet Art

(C) M. Pruitt 2008

Remember - just a month ago - how many blogs I did on Ellen dancing in The Nutcracker? Well, several of the dancers in her Ballet Company allowed me to us them as models for my paintings. This is the very first Ballerina I've painted. It's an 8.5"x11" impressionistic watercolor.

I was really excited to share it with all of you who cheered me on physically through The Nutcracker, enjoyed my experience with me and prayed for me during those weeks. The fun continues!

Thanks for stopping by!

NOTE: The picture has been updated because I've made some changes to the painting 1/24/08

It's now for sale in my eBay store


  1. Melanie,
    What a beautiful way to keep some joy during this yucky POTS time--by holding onto that really great time during the Nutcracker through your art.
    Love, Emily

  2. Thanks Dear Emily!

    Yes, art is much slower and much more difficult during the down time. But you're right... it keeps my mind from sinking into despair!

    Next blog I should share a list of all the National Geographic Movies I've been watching LOL!