August 8, 2008My darling KC. my long lost sister. my long distance friend. I am constantly amazed by this girls' talent, enthusiasm and beauty. If only we lived closer, we would rule the world!
! Vaudeville, <Pyronauts>, <Vatra's Pyronauts & Padawans>, **Melodia Designs**, *~Cincinnati Bellydance~*, *~Saturn Returns~*, Belly Dance Electronica, Bellydance, Bloomington Circus Collective, Burlesque, Chicago Hoop Tribe, CHICAGO LIVE MUSIC, ChicagoDubstep, Desert Sin, Ethnic and Tribal Jewelry and Adornment, Fans of Kiras Oasis, Fire Hooping, Gypsy Hands, holy hottie healer hoola hooperz united, HOOPGIRL, ...
Standing on the roof as the sun set, we tiptoed between the shards of broken glass. Through the lens they looked less like trash and more like stars- but then again, so did we.
euphonism, a softening of sounds. euphemism, a softened word - one is sonic, one is human. both are imaginary metaphors. waves of cantos and choruses and lilypads of anything, like flying carpets that are nowhere.
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July 8, 2008sometimes when you wait for the right time, you think it's going to look like something and you get that in your head. it's distracting to keep waiting for that time to just say what you mean, when meanwhile what you mean is more important than waiting.
people who hear me, i hold forever deep.
congratulations for love appearing in the way that you looked for it. [just so.] in such a beautiful face.
October 19, 2007a golden gift to the global conscious
a divine spark in the path to oneness
feeling grace flow from your prowess
is like gazing sacred flames so boundless
October 18, 2007Nice photo of you in the Burning Man calendar. YOU ROCK!
January 4, 2007hello kc! i agree with the lady below,so beautiful ..hope your new year is going good so far-take care
Kudra and Alobar present:Tue, July 15, 2008 - 2:43 PM permalink - 0 comments
Mended Mosaic Trunk Show
2pm - 9pm
2556 W. Chicago Ave.
entrance on Rockwell
Mended Mosaic is a romantic partnership of KC Van de Merkt and Louie Mendicino. Together they travel the world for inspiration from architecture, people, and landscapes. They take special care to pick up features that adorn each piece with unique flare. They use influences from old spain, the romance of the 1920's, the edge of industrial machinery, western saloons and for... read more
i don't know how this snuck up on us so quickly.Thu, June 12, 2008 - 9:30 AM permalink - 0 comments
Elana and i are leaving for israel this sunday. however, we will be in town on saturday and were curious if there are any newyorkers out there who have some extra space for two seemingly jewish bellydancers. okay, well, we are. it would just be saturday night - we are flying out to israel early on sunday from the JFK airport.
if you have any extra space or any suggestions....
hey everyone....Wed, April 30, 2008 - 10:51 AM permalink - 0 comments
louie and i will be heading to the west coast in the middle of may and were thinking of heading up tribalfest....we are looking for someone who is willing to share their booth with either a small table or rack.
if anyone can give me some advice? or lend a booth..we can talk about details over private messages...
let me know asap, 773-656-7318, we want to get our tickets pretty soon.
hummingbirds hover my window and butterflies land everywhere right outside my door. kittens are all around, and birds as well....the leaves are so big, climbing so high.....Wed, February 6, 2008 - 9:24 PM permalink - 1 comment
the lily pad pond looms like a pool of calming energy, and louie and i take walks at midnight to watch the lilies bloom all at once. its like a magnificent show, just for us. we talk about everything while the warm air blankets our skin, and our faces shine in the humid air. it feels so good to feel so free, and so fre... read more
hey everyone...Sat, November 24, 2007 - 3:08 PM permalink - 3 comments
louie and myself will finally be returning to bali. its time to be surrounded by trees and monkeys and banana trees and ancient temples again. i can hardly wait for our morning fresh fruit smoothies and walks around the markets.
our stay is going to be a little longer this time... we are looking to rent a house for about two months! i was wondering if anyone out there has any references to where we can find an affordable home... if you know anyone that lives there part ... read more