Ballerina beds are in production, and the major design element for this ddkdesign is close to my heart. As I have revealed in my bio, I am a former ballerina. To be precise actually, once a ballerina always a ballerina. The incredible discipline and physical demands of classical ballet training are incomparable to any other form of athletic endeavor in terms of difficulty, strength, stamina, and cognitive requirements.
Ballet is strength equivalent to steel, tempered with the refinement of pure grace. The ability to be strong and powerful is one thing...but to blend strength with the beauty of fragility is quite another. The art of ballet, and having studied it all my life, is perhaps the reason I am fascinated with the concept of juxtaposition. To emanate brute force while maintaining delicacy is a concept I grew up with and still carry with me today.
In life, we have to be strong to navigate all that is thrown at us. But true strength is gentle, kind and forgiving, much like the ballerina who is tough as nails yet incredibly fragile.
The ballerina bed not only represents my deepest respect for the art of ballet, it simultaneously honors my regard for the human spirit which, at it's best, is strongly confident while remaining beautifully sensitive. If we can proudly and boldly love our pets while providing them with every kindness they deserve, we are among the elite of ballerinas like Margot Fonteyn, George Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Martha Graham, etc.
The ballerina bed is dedicated to the power we have to gently protect the pets we love. It is beautifully hand crafted and includes rose crown molding. Carefully hand painted with custom colors and stenciled with silver leaf, the bed is finished with a pink tulle skirt.
Oh, the pink costume above is from my first ballet recital in Durham, North Carolina. The pink cowgirl boots are current, and still worn.