Give the gift of Shimmy!

I’m finishing up 2017 with a bang and would love to see you at one of these shows this month. Let’s celebrate together!
#Chicago #shimmylaroux #shimmyontheroad #burlesque #blackburlesque #nightlife #chicagonightlife #naturalhair #shimmyallover #sassyclassybutneverashy #shimmyathome #blackisbeautiful #bootymeat #christmas #holiday #winter #hireme
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#30creativedays – day 1

Alright everyone, day 1 of #30creativedays is here!! I’m so excited to see what you all are working on and how you will spark your creativity! If you are stuck for what to do, I’ve included a prompt to help out. Let’s check back in tonight!


WOW – I had no idea that just writing for 15 minutes straight would be so damn difficult. I knew that if I hand wrote everything I would become really distracted with my handwriting (which has become strangely terrible) , so I used my favorite journal program Diaro. 
I also noticed that I didn’t talk about a project at all. I guess my actual block was (ok, is) more about getting out of my own head and getting my thoughts out. So, I guess one of the learnings is to pick up journalling again and see if/how that helps. Now to work through tomorrow – I’m really looking forward to that one (it’s much easier, I think….)
#shimmylaroux #creative #creativecommunity #grind #2018 #goals #levelup #goalsetting #effort #roi #dothework #marketing #inspiration #burlesque #burlesqueisabusiness #hardworkpaysoff #art #love
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30 days of creativity!

The end of the year tends to be a time for reflection and preparation. For me, it’s also a time to get yourself in gear. 2018 will soon be here and it’s time to figure out how you get to the next level.

Y’all….it’s time to get creative.

Goal setting requires creativity. It requires getting out of your rut and thinking about the world differently. I understand sometimes that’s REALLY hard to do with work, family, friends and episodes of Chopped (ok, the last one may be just me). Sometimes, having a prompt helps and here’s where the fun comes in.….

This December, I’m challenging myself to 30 days of creativity (I’m giving myself New Year’s Eve off). Each day, I’ll post a prompt and by the end of the day record what I did. I’m not going to limit myself to burlesque (although I think there could be a number of applicable tasks) – I want to stretch my creative muscles in all aspects of my life. And frankly, with what’s going on in the world – who *couldn’t* use a few new ideas?

However, there are a few things to note as part of the challenge:

  • No censoring yourself – some of the work will be terrible. That’s more than OK. The goal is just to get something out there.
  • Sharing the work is highly recommended – making yourself a little vulnerable is a great way to be accountable
  • Share the love! – ask your friends and family to participate also!

Sounds interesting? Then I invite you to join me in 30 days of Creativity! Post on Social Media what you are doing with the hashtag #30creativedays. Let’s see what you are putting out there and let’s create a spark in 2018!

November calendar

There’s so much to be thankful for in November! I’d love to see you at a show this month! Photo by: Joe Hirschmugl Nenonen Photo #Chicago #shimmylaroux #burlesque #blackburlesque #nightlife #chicagonightlife #naturalhair #shimmyallover #sassyclassybutneverashy #thankful #givethanks via Instagram