Nov 18, 2010

What's the pointe?

Yay!!! My new Pointe shoes came in! Aren't they pretty pretty pretty??
This is how they came:

 And this is after Mom sewed the ribbons and elastic on!

 And such a momentous occasion deserved an entry in my art journal. But, since it's an art journal, I can't just write about it! So I drew a picture instead. :)

My old Pointe shoes still fit really well, but I still needed new ones. Wanna know why?
Okee-dokes. I'll show you.
Compare my old shoes (on the left ... OK, yeah. Duh. That's kinda obvious!) to my new ones. The toe box (It's the hard box that you put your toes into, and it supports your feet) on my old shoes was getting really worn out. As you can tell, it looks kinda mushy and flattened out. And that's bad, cuz then it doesn't support my feet anymore! *Gasp!*

 And also, the shank (stiff leather part on bottom of the shoe that also plays a big part in supporting the foot) was really worn out. As you can see, I could bend it really far (Makes me think of a noodle).

 And my new ones can't do that.The shank is much stiffer and therefore gives more support!
I keep talking about support, and you might be wondering. Basically if the shoe supports you, it takes almost all of the weight and pressure. If it doesn't, your feet take the pressure. Let's just say, ouch!

 So that's why I needed new ones.
And while we're on the subject of Pointe, did you ever wonder how Pointe shoes are made? Well wonder no more. Ta-da!

Oh, and while we're still on the subject of Pointe, I'll show you two of my favorite pictures from this summer! :) My sis took some pics of me on Pointe for my birthday present.

Note to self: when being too lazy to put tights on all the way for pictures, rolling up your jeans and waddling around with the tights on your knees works quite well. Just be sure to crop in the picture.



  1. Aaaaaah.

    Pic. 1 Dawwwwe!

    Pic. 2 Oooooooh!

    Pic. 3 Mmm Hmmm!

    Pic. 4 Nice! Can't draw meself...

    Pic. 5-end

    Oof! Nice. Well then...

    (Last pic) Cheapskate! XD

  2. Watch Your Step! Gorgeous picture. Nice legs too.

  3. Dawwwwe! And here I thought you had commented back! *Ahem* HINT.

    Yes, yes, of course. Lovely legs, it was on me finger tips.

  4. OK, OK. FINE. I'm commenting back.
    You really need my constant attention, don't you??
    Hmmmmm ... in response to your comment. I don't suppose you could do better than "Mmm Hmmm" on that third pic?? Cuz that would be really nice ya know ...

  5. Fine. Whatev.

    Pic 3. Lookin' good! I'm assuming that's second position?

    Pic 4. Very nice. You draw excellently. Lovely work.


    I give you constant attention, so don't I have the right?


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