Tuesday, July 7, 2009

King of Mini-Pop

For my own Michael Jackson tribute, I stitched 4 mini-pops as refrigerator magnets. All except the "Beat It" image in the red jacket are from Flip Flop Flyin. I drew the "Beat It" version myself using MS Paint, one pixel at a time.

Chronologically, we have the "Billie Jean" era:


Next, my version of "Beat It":


Third, from "Black or White":


And the most recent, the MTV VMA awards of 2002:



A lovely tableau on my fridge:


I danced with a local amateur jazz and tap dance company for many years. I joined the company when it was first established. The very first routine we performed in the early 80's was to Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop til You Get Enough". Here we have the archives from this era. These are from a performance at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Alexandria, VA. If you can take your eyes off of the beautiful blond in the front row for a sec, you can see a very much younger version of me in the purple leotard, second row on the right.



15 comments:

Ranae said...

Annie, those MJ are so cool
and so are the dancing photo's it's fun to look back isn't it?!!

nima said...

Annie...that looks fantastic....

Annette said...

wow, fantastic, nicely done

Pumpkin said...

Brilliant!

Can't really see you though :o(

Siobhan said...

Wow!! You are so creative! I am incredibly impressed. Too cool!

Mylene said...

They are all sooo cute. Well done!! And great pictures!!

Art4Sol said...

Very cool magnets. They turned out nicely.

Pike said...

The Jackson ones are great!

Miss 376 said...

What fantastic memories

Olenka's Stitches said...

Annie, your magnets are so nice!
And the girl on the right is pretty! :-)

Chris said...

Great stitching.
And you look great in the photo. I wouldn't post a picutre of me in leotards, even if one existed :)

Wendy said...

Oooh I love those Michael Jackson stitching. It is so sorry he passed away. My very first tape I bought was Thriller from Michael Jackson.

I have an award for you too. Go take a look at my blog for it please.

color coated said...

Hi Annie, I just had to jog over and visit. Thanks for the visit and comment you left for me.
Your little MJ's are adorable.
Many moons ago (many) I signed up to learn some jazz dance moves but pitiful me couldn't spin or turn. My first attempt at practice left me waiting outside by my car sick as a dog. I couldn't drive for at least thirty minutes.
What blond? lol
Tammy

Jenny said...

Love your pictures from the dance performance! You all look like you are having a lot of fun together :-) The MJ-tribute is wonderful, a great idea and a great finish!

Rachel S said...

Love the magnets! Those are cool!