On the painting front, I’m working slowly and methodically through the red facings and turnbacks. Did the white shirt cuffs that peek our from the ends of the figures’ sleeves yesterday afternoon before salsa dancing class. It’s amazing how little things like this will suddenly make a bunch of figures come alive. Hope to have this all wrapped up by later this evening along with a photo update or two tomorrow morning.
Dance class went well yesterday evening. Our three instructors make it look so easy with their (apparently) effortless, fluid, and rapid movements. Needless to say, it’s a different story for many of us in the class, although the Grand Duchess does quite well. We finally started getting it (salsa is done in ¾ time) near the end of the hour, which simply flew by. I was finally able to get Sonja to let me lead and was able to spin her out, around, and pull her back in without either of us losing our count or messing up our foot placement. I’m looking forward to next week. Shhh, don’t tell Sonja!