Dancing Cowgirl Design
Who Is Dancing Cowgirl Design
Well, that's the shortest name I could come up with that describes some of what I do.
I love living a western lifestyle, dancing, crafts, designing and a lot of other things.
I've been writing online for a while now and have much more to come. I hope you have a chance to visit all of my articles that may be of interest to you.
Now I've got to get typing, my thoughts are running faster than pigs to a corn trough.
A Texas Girl
If a picture speaks a thousand words, my intro picture my have hinted to the fact that, I live in Texas, I dance and have a whole lot of Cowgirl in me.
I spent the first 35 years of my life in Houston and for the last 19 years I've been living on a farm/ranch, what ever you want to call 87 acres, in Central Texas. I do still spend a lot of time in Houston though.
Welcome, You Are Here!
All She Wants To Do Is Dance
As a song title, that describes me. Dancing is a passion, not just on Saturday night either. From social dancing, lessons, travel and competition, these articles and videos will take you there.
Me With My Pro Dancing At The World Championships Of Counry Western Dancing 2010
East Coast Swing is one of 8 dances I compete in. It is such a fun dance for me!!
The Cowgirl In Me
I was born a Cowgirl and in one way or another have remained a Cowgirl. I can not remember a time when I was not surrounded by something to do with a Western Lifestyle. My grandparents grew up with horses as their only means of transportation. They later turned that necessity into a passion and made an unforgettable impact on my life.
Please enjoy my articles about Cowboys, Cowgirls, Rodeos, Trailrides and all things western that have been a part of my life for a very long time.
This is a photo of me Barrel Racing on my horse Little John in 1967, so that would make me an old Cowgirl with lots of things to talk about.
Yep, there's a trophy shelf from years of Rodeo and Horse Shows.
The rodeo and western theme runs throughout my life.
Urban Cowboy - The Movie And Me
Movie Star For A Moment
Well yes, for a second or two. When production of the movie Urban Cowboy came to the Houston area, word got around and next thing you know, there I am. At first I thought it was going to be a movie about Rodeo. It was in the Urban Cowboy way. The movie follows the everyday life of a man named Bud, played by John Travolta, while he tries to become champion in a mechanical bull riding contest held inside of a Texas dance hall.
I signed up as an extra and did make it to the the big screen. My grandfather and some other rodeo friends are also seen in the movie.
( Photo - clip from the Movie Urban Cowboy) Me walking in front of John Travolta.
My Furry Friends - Animal Stories And Pictures
Read about my many adventures with animals, beginning with an orpahed deer I named Tinkerbell and the magic she brought to our lives
There is much more to come about her and the deer that visit my house daily.
Have you ever watched an armadillo drink water or raccoons having dinner with cats?
Some unusual things happen at my house and those are just a couple of the stories with pictures that I have lined up.
These will get you started while I write some more.
Parties and Entertaining
Girls just wanna have fun, right?
I have had my fair share of hosting and attending parties. Now it's time to share some of those ideas.
What's I have written about so far is just a very short list.
There are some fun ideas that will have your guest hollerin' Yeeee Hawwww, so grab some ideas from things I have done.
Decorating To Please Everyone
I am happy to have everyone in my house pleased with their personal space so there is not one particular style here.
The shared spaces tend to get rearranged and redecorated often. I have tons of collectible items that I like to see, so I rotate things around. Many pictures of those things weave throughout my articles. My husband is a hunter and has plenty of collections as well. Most of his mount to the wall.
Decorating Rodeo, Hunting and Fishing Christmas Trees was the easy part.
Decorating with my toys, like a Circus Wagon and Carousel Horses is the fun part.
Crafts And Designs
I was taught to make do with what I have and make the best of it. Using that wisdom from my grandmother and some stuff, I started crafting.
That has led me to have a very cool craft room overstuffed with new materials and things to re-purpose. I have had my hands in many projects.
I have enjoyed helping my kids and others to learn crafts and make projects to enter in 4-H and County Fair Competitions. Participation along with them in the Adult Categories has strengthened my knowledge and abilities in crafting and design.
For sometime now, I have had a store at Zazzle where my artwork is turned into product lines.
Rodeo Days in Plastic Canvas was inspired by my rodeo life and designed using the skills I learned from building my Doll House from plastic canvas.
Designing And Making Coasters And Tissue Boxes Based On My Rodeo Pictures - Didn't Seem To Be Enough, So.......
I went on to build coasters in the shape of belt buckles and a coaster holder.
That was fun, so I went ahead and built a Rodeo arena.
The bucking chutes hold sets with a napkin and cutlery tucked into a blue jean pocket made from plastic canvas. The opposite end bucking chutes hold coasters. Salt and pepper shakers and a toothpick holder are disguised as barrel racing barrels. The Arena section is large and holds custom place mats and it has an announcer stand overlooking everything.
Dressing The Part - Of Dancing Cowgirl Design
I try to make most of my dancing outfits. Some things are from scratch and some are re-fashioned from something close to what I want.
Competition allows for lots of bling. I use crystals on my costumes and make the custom jewelry to match. Some dances call for different styles so I can have anything from a cheeky cha cha dress, a flowing waltz gown or a Two-Step and Swing dress that will spin like a top. It sure is fun to dress up!
Dancing Cowgirl Design The Writer
I have been writing online for a few years with most of my content hosted at Squidoo and Hubpages. I recently decided to develop my own web site. It has been quiet a chore, but I am happy with having my own place to design the way I want it. You can find my articles there now.