saraheward It is a week of flamenco! On the heels of Saturday's performance at Folklife, we're heading to Q Cafe tomorrow for an intimate evening of live dance and music.
Thursday's performance is a fundraiser for Espacio de Arte, a non-profit dedicated to the Hispanic arts here in Seattle. So if you do salsa, tango, folk or jazz, come join us on stage! We'll make space in the lineup for you. Thursday, May 28th from 7 to 9:30pm at Q Cafe in Seattle, $5 donation for the foundation. Hope to see you there!

A huge thank you to the remarkable Al @algarman1 who got some terrific shots from Folklife! Muchos gracias!
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  •   algarman1 Thank you, @saraheward ! I'm so glad you liked them and looking forward to more shots. I'll try to make the Q cafe. 2d
  •   saraheward @algarman1 yes your images were a real hit with the flamencas! We have a monthly event at Q Cafe, i'll be sure to keep you on the invite list. You're welcome to join us any time, you have a knack for capturing the moments as they come! 2d
  •   algarman1 That would be great, @saraheward ! 2d

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saraheward On location shooting with the wonderful Mike @mike_monaghan and Kate @sewkato today at the Market. Perfection. 3d

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saraheward Let's go on an adventure! Missing exploring the southwest with @timothyfunk. Where have you ventured recently? 6d

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saraheward Tonight at Folklife I'll be dancing with Peña Flamenca de Seattle and performing alongside remarkable dancers and musicians headed up by Rubina Carmona. If you find yourself at the festival tonight come on by!
We are onstage Saturday from 8:45 to 9:15pm at Seattle Center on the International Dance Stage (Exhibition Hall, right underneath the PNB studios, on Mercer St.). Stick around afterwards for more flamenco from Ana Montes and Flamenco Danzarte. Happy long weekend!
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  •   saraheward @cupandpenny @brycarle @evayoubettabelieva @projectaholic @cheranderton Hi friends, thought you'd like an invite to live flamenco tonight at #nwfolklife15! Come by if you're there tonight! 7d
  •   kristineso Would love to see you perform! 7d
  •   saraheward Thank you @kristineso! I'd love to see you perform too! Look forward to catching up in Albuquerque soon! 7d
  •   evayoubettabelieva @saraheward I do like an invite to live flamenco! My Saturday night is already booked, but keep the invites coming for any future performances! Break a leg tonight! 7d
  •   alliesmith604 I was there - missed you!! 6d
  •   projectaholic Aw! Sorry to miss this! Thank you for the invitation! 6d
  •   cupandpenny It was incredible, Sara! Thank you for telling me about it. Would love to ask you about the dresses, or take an up-close look at one. Could do a flamenco-inspired collection. 5d
  •   saraheward @cupandpenny Rebecca I'm so glad you were able to make it, sorry we didn't have a chance to connect. Yes I'd LOVE to talk flamenco costumes with you! A flamenco inspired collection would be incredible. There's dancers here that are always looking for new costumes. 5d

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saraheward Oh my ganache. So delectable you barely notice it's gluten free! 1w

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saraheward New Mexico and Vancouver flamencos converged on Seattle this week and beautiful things emerged!
I had the pleasure of being in the studio with Kasandra, my flamenco momma, and had such wonderful takeaways from her about claiming your energetic space in dance and on stage: "I want them to say, 'Oh my God, she's 7 feet tall!'" And what a treat to host Vicente for a cante workshop that encompassed such beautiful philosophies about flamenco and life: "You know what's beautiful? The beach. But you're not in charge of the beach. We're responsible for our own individual grain of sand. And it's our job to give that grain of sand as much love as you can." Ole tu! Can't wait to bring these beautiful flamencos back to Seattle soon!
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saraheward My empty wall in the hallway needed an inspiring print so I made one tonight. The ink will barely be dry before it's up on the wall! Do you have a bare wall that could use some typography love? I'd love to fill it for you! 2w
  •   sbmarcek I love it!! Totally wall-worthy! 2w
  •   pam_baumeister I have bare walls! Want someone to so "choose happiness" for me. 2w
  •   pam_baumeister *do 2w
  •   saraheward Oooh that sounds juicy! Let's chat! I'll message you. 2w
  •   kr_romm I have MANY bare walls in need of your talents 2w
  •   saraheward @kr_romm those are empty canvases waiting to be filled! Free free to leave me your email or email me at sarah.ward@ymail.com and we can brainstorm some beautiful prints for you! 2w
  •   kittymeowboutique So beautiful! 2w
  •   adrianjosephine Better to fall in love with YOUR life than someone elses!!! ;) 1w

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saraheward What an inspired evening with remarkable women in this incredible space! A big thank you to @adrianjosephine, @invisiblehostess and @legacystudiosseattle for being such gracious hosts! #creativepowerhour 3w

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saraheward In a recent poll by @ultabeauty, 78% of people couldn't remember the last time they told their mom she was beautiful.
I'm so grateful for a mother who lights up a room with her enthusiasm, nurturing warmth, and fiesty personality. Mom, you are beautiful and I love you!
Photo by @shootandyshoot, calligraphy and styling by me for @zulily. Feel free to regram and tag your mom. ♡
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saraheward Our janitor John is undoubtedly one of the kindest human beings to ever walk the planet. He is always upbeat, knows the names of virtually everyone in the building, and has the power to turn a frown upside down every single time. John is moving home to Korea this month and we're all a little heartbroken about it. In fact, after our surprise photo with John @thehusonator and I literally began crying as it dawned on us just how different the studio will be without his warmth and effervescent energy. This man could write the new "How to Win Friends and Influence People" book. And when I asked him his secret about making friends? "It's easy. It just comes naturally." Don't miss out on a chance to cross paths with this man. The world is better with him in it. 3w

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saraheward Excited to revisit and edit these beautiful images for editing! They're just so dreamy. Floral arrangements by @bleedfoot, HMU by @arege, model @ang_hansen, photography by Tessa Budny, styling by me. 3w

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saraheward There's something special about teaching a room full of feminists flamenco. These mujeres tapped into their fierce flamenco energy from the get go! Oleeeeee, guapas! #nwpilgrims 4w
  •   cher__and I missed out on that?!! 4w
  •   sheistherefore That has got to be the worst shot of this. Hahahaha! Or should I say,... ¡jajaja! It looked more graceful in person. 4w
  •   lindstogram Rain check? :) 4w
  •   saraheward @sheistherefore Erin, it WAS far more graceful and powerful in person, true! Those darn arm circles, we were caught in an awkward position. Maybe we'll track down another picture! 4w
  •   saraheward @cheranderton bummer, right?! @lindstogram we'll definitely do more again! 4w

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saraheward During the LGBT panel yesterday at #nwpilgrims, Celeste presented the best question to ask to someone struggling: "That sounds really hard, can you tell me about it?" ♡ 4w

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saraheward Frida family photo. #fbf
After a glorious editorial floral headdress photo shoot, we couldn't close out the day without an outtake. Isn't that headdress by @bleedfoot breathtaking? More to come!
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saraheward Happy May Day! How did the first third of 2015 fly by so quickly? Embrace opportunities! Live like you mean it.
Illustration by @mandamay89, photo & edits by @seangumm, lettering by me.
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saraheward Happy International Dance Day, friends! It is such a blessing to be able to dance and drink deeply from the sustaining fountain of flamenco. Hug a dancer today!
A big thank you to @fsmithee23 for this capture, to Mirta who is singing her heart out and Ben that blends us together seamlessly on guitar. Ole flamencos!
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saraheward In the midst of a sad day at work yesterday, a woman came by my set and said, "Are you Sarah?" Turns out she had been at Jaime's funeral Saturday, recognized me from the office, and came to reach out and commiserate. She brought out two packages of @justins peanut buttercups and offered me one. "I was feeling crummy and thought you'd be probably feeling crummy too." How lovely! Chocolate (and thoughtful people) can turn a day around! It gave me such joy to see the reach of Jaime's influence and how she is still bringing people together from the other side. ♡ 1mon

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saraheward This week we have been mourning the sudden loss of our radiant friend and family member Jaime Pritchard. She was in perfect health so we've been reeling from the reminder that life can be extinguished so unexpectedly.
Are there people in your life you've wanted to see and have postponed connecting? Buddha said, "The trouble is you think you have time." Don't wait. Reach out. Follow that inspiration to call, to connect, to lend an ear or give a kind word. As we remember those we love may we inspired to truly live.
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