To start the day …. “Heather Rooney: She got Starbuck’s concept”!!


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~~December 3, 2015~~ 

REMEMBER WHEN?

Starbucks unveiled its new holiday design – a red cup with the green Starbucks logo – and sparked significant controversy due to its lack of Christmas symbols like reindeer and snowflakes.

Starbucks defended the blank holiday design as welcoming of people’s different stories.

~~SOURCE~~ 

http://www.usnews.com/

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How fickle are we as a society?

How short is our memory?

Is there an element of an attention span deficit?

I wonder.

At least, a young, extremely talented, young lady, HEATHER ROONEY, grasped the idea happily and worked her wonder art.

There’s still hope, I think.

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Watch 21-Year-Old Self-Taught Artist Heather Rooney Create Unbelievable Portrait Drawings

HEATHER ROONEY

“I am a 21 year old art student.

I create photo-realistic portraits with colored pencil.

You can check out my drawing videos on YouTube!”

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https://www.facebook.com/ilovebeingpuertorican/?fref=ts

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~~SOURCES~~ 

Where to find/follow her

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

http://instagram.com/heather12ooney

Tumblr

http://heather12ooney4rt.tumblr.com/

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#ToStartTheDay #HeatherRooney #SelfTaughtArtist #CreateUnbelievablePortraitDrawings #CreatePhotorealisticPortraits #ColoredPencils #StarbucksRedCup #ControversialCup #GraspedTheConcept #ChristmasIsInHeart #NotACup

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~Drawing on my Starbucks Red Cup~

Christmas Edition

~Published on Dec 1, 2015~

Drawing on my Starbucks cup – Christmas edition!

I don’t mind the Starbucks cup being plain red this year – more room to decorate it with a design representing what Christmas means to me.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #397 …. “Derek and the Irwins”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~ 

A PROUD MOMENT FOR ALL

Bindi Irwin wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

I love this picture!

HortyRex©

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‘My life has been changed’

She’s been the favorite to win since the first week of the competition , and now Bindi Irwin is the official dancing queen of “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Oh, my God! We won!” she exclaimed Tuesday night after beating out her biggest dance-floor rival, Nick Carter.

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Terri Irwin,  Robert Irwin … and now, Derek Hough

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ABC Television

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A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

You can find Michelle here: http://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/

~IN HER OWN WORDS~

IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”

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#IOTD #ImageOfTheDay #397 #DearBloggerFriend #HerOwnWords #Serious #Silly #JustBeautiful #DancingWithTheStars #DWTS #BindiIrwin #DerekHough #TerriIRwim #RobertIrwin #Family #ProudMoment #MyLifeHasChanged #FamilyIsEverything

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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~~RELATED~~ 

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/to-start-the-day-bindi-and-derek-winners-of-dwts-season-21/

~~MORE PICTURES~~ 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3334804/Bindi-Irwin-cuddles-lookalike-brother-heads-home-following-DWTS-win.html

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To start the day …. “Meghan Trainor: Better When I’m Dancin'”!!


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~~November 28, 2015~~

FEELS BETTER WHEN I’M DANCIN’

Summer’s long gone.

Autumn is on the way out.

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over and done.

The Christmas Spirit is making its way in. You can see it everywhere: houses are light up, stores are decorated, people are shopping. Santa’s orders are being filled out.

This is a catchy tune to get you in the spirit.

Enjoy!

HortyRex©

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Meghan Trainor Has Her Own ‘Peanuts’ Character and Song On the Soundtrack

Meghan Trainor is the newest member of the Peanuts gang, and she has a new feel-good song to celebrate.

The “Dear Future Husband” singer revealed her cartoon identity via Twitter and Instagram Tuesday (July 27, 2015), also announcing that she will be on the soundtrack for The Peanuts Movie that hits theaters in November.

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The track, titled, “Better When I’m Dancin’,” is another classic confidence-boosting tune from Trainor—exactly what The Peanuts Movie makers were looking for.mrED

“They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those,” Trainor told People. “I feel better when I’m onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that!”

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6648416/meghan-trainor-peanuts-character-song-soundtrack

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~~Better When I’m Dancin’~~

Meghan Trainor

~~Published on Oct 16, 2015~~

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang are dancing way to the big-screen, with moves like you’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.

Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.

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To start the day …. “Polina Semionova: Russian Ballet Dancer”!!


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~~November 27, 2015~~ 

BEAUTY IN MOTION 

After being thankful for all we have, after the crazy pace of the shoppers. after making it home late, it’s time to wind down

… take a deep breath and relax.

Mission accomplished.

HortyRex©

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Polina Semionova (born 13 September 1984) is a Russian ballet dancer who is currently a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She also has an older brother, Dmitry Semionov, who is now a principal in the Staatsballett Berlin.

Studying at the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow, Russia, she won awards in the top ballet competitions; including a gold medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition 2001, First Prize at the Vaganova-Prix Ballet Competition in St Petersburg 2002, and Junior Prize at the Nagoya (Japan) International Ballet Competition 2002.

Graduating in 2002, Semionova joined the Ballet Staatsoper Berlin as a principal upon the invitation of Vladimir Malakhov, becoming the youngest principal in the company’s history at the age of 18. She toured Japan as Malakhov’s partner, the reason he had invited her to be a principal in the company. He gave her the lead roles in The Nutcracker and La Bayadère during her first season, following with the role of Tatiana in , which became her favorite role.

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In 2003, at the age of 19, Semionova performed with the English National Ballet in Swan Lake, receiving approving reviews from English critics.

The following year she joined the California Ballet in their production of The Sleeping Beauty, again impressing critics despite what they termed a disappointing overall ballet.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polina_Semionova

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~Polina Semionova~

Ballet – H. Grönemeyer – Instrumental

Published on Feb 24, 2012

ORIGINAL music video of Polina Semionova

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At the end of the day …. “Adele, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots: Hello”!!


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~~November 25, 2015~~ 

HELLO …. ANOTHER VERSION

Watch Adele, Jimmy Fallon, Roots Sing ‘Hello’ With Classroom Instruments

Tonight Show’ supergroup perform chart-topping ballad with melodica, tambourine, toy xylophone, kazoos

By Ryan Reed

Adele’s “Hello,” a chart-topping ballad from her record-breaking new LP, 25, is already one of her most intimate singles. But the singer achieves a new level of intimacy with this Tonight Show rendition of the poignant track, backed by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on classroom instruments.

Crammed into a small space, the supergroup fleshes out Adele’s croon with melodica, tambourine, wood block, toy xylophone, bongos, a banana shaker and kazoos.

Joining in on the silliness, the singer fakes a cell phone call, channeling the long-distance melancholy of the lyrics.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-adele-fallon-roots-sing-hello-with-classroom-instruments-20151125#ixzz3sXHIaYMj

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~Jimmy Fallon, Adele & The Roots Sing “Hello”~

(w/Classroom Instruments)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

~Published on Nov 24, 2015~

Adele joins Jimmy and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform “Hello” with classroom instruments. Instrument list below:

Adele – vocals, flip phone
Jimmy Fallon – wood block, huge bass drum, Casio keyboard
Questlove – hand clappers, orange shaker
Kamal Gray – xylophone
James Poyser – melodica
Captain Kirk – ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. – kazoo, banana shaker
Mark Kelley – kazoo
Frank Knuckles – bongos
Black Thought – tambourine

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At the end of the day …. “Bindi and Derek’s Freestyle: DWTS”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND

I’ve been following this season with more enthusiasm than ever before. From the day Season 21 started, I’ve been following, admiring and rooting for Bindi.

Last night, the freestyle which Derek choreographed for her was simply amazing and unforgettable.

She has been consistent in her performances. She has improved so much as the weeks have passed. She seems to be older than her years. The support of her family and loved ones has been remarkable. The presence of her father, Steve, has been quite notable.

Tonight is the night.

I’m holding my breath because I really hope she wins the mirrored trophy.

I found this YouTube video which shows the complete evolution, the practice, the reasoning, the performance and the judging of the dance.

I think it’s worth a watch.

HortyRex©

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Bindi Irwin reduces Dancing With The Stars audience to tears as she breaks down during emotional performance in memory of her late father Steve

BIANCA SOLDANI FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA

There was hardly a dry eye in the Dancing With The Stars arena on Monday night after frontrunner Bindi Irwin took to the stage for a heartfelt tribute dance.

The Australian teenager couldn’t keep her composure and fell sobbing into the arms of her partner Derek Hough, after a childhood image of herself with her late father Steve flashed up at the end of her sequence.

The judging panel and studio audience members were visibly moved by the outpouring of emotion and many were seen wiping their eyes.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

(more pictures included)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3331397/Bindi-Irwin-reduces-Dancing-Stars-audience-tears-breaks-emotional-performance-memory-late-father-Steve.html#ixzz3sSOolizB

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#AtTheEndOfTheDay #DancingWithTheStars #DWTS #BindiIrwin #DerrekHough #Freestyle #PerfectScore #ABCTelevision #Perfection #Flawless #FootprintsInTheSand #BiancaSoldani #DailyMail #Australia #AudienceInTears #EmotionalPerformance #InMemory #LateFather #SteveIrwin #OutpouringEmotion #WipingEyes

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~Bindi & Derek- Freestyle~

DWTS Season 21 Finale

(11-23-15)

~Published on Nov 23, 2015~

Bindi & Derek- Freestyle – DWTS Season 21 Finale

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Something to think about …. “Dance to the Music”!!


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~~November 24, 2015~~ 

DANCE TO THE MUSIC

Dance to the music
under the stars at night.
Dance to the music
of all time lullabies.
Dance to the music
of your own beat and rhythm.
Dance to the music
that your own heart has chosen.

~Christopher Cariad~

http://www.poemhunter.com/

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~~GRAPHIC SOURCE~~

https://www.facebook.com/TheroadtoME/?fref=ts

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#SomethingToThinkAbout #DanceToTheMusic #UnderTheStars #Poetry #Poem #Poet #ChristopherCariad #PoemHunter #BeatRhythm #HeartHasChosen

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress

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Beautiful young woman jumping on the beach with a colored tissue

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