NEWS: Happy Halloween, 31st October 2017

 

Feline fun for a Happy Halloween

 

Happy Halloween! It’s the time of year for fancy dress so what better look for me to adopt than that of an elegant black cat?

Ballet Papier artist Berenice created a purrfect picture of me as a black cat for Halloween 2014 and featured my character in a spellbinding video for Halloween 2016.

Inspired by her efforts, I just had to make Halloween 2017 all about being a fabulous feline! What do you think of my Halloween cat costume?

 

Happy Halloween. Georgina Butler dressed as a cat for Halloween.

 

Happy Halloween. Georgina Butler dressed as a cat for Halloween.

 

Happy Halloween. Georgina Butler dressed as a cat for Halloween.

 

Happy Halloween. Georgina Butler dressed as a cat for Halloween.

 

Happy Halloween. Georgina Butler dressed as a cat for Halloween.

 

 

'Happy Halloween' illustration for Georgina Butler by Ballet Papier artist Berenice Bercelli (www.balletpapier.com). An illustration of Georgina dressed in a black tutu costume, black tights and black ballet shoes. She is wearing a black headdress in the shape of cat ears and a black tail can be seen trailing from the back of her tutu. She is standing en pointe on one leg, with her hands and arms covered in long black gloves and held out as if her hands are paws. The purple background of the illustration depicts curtains like those that frame a stage. Five bats are flying around Georgina, who is centre-stage. The words 'Happy Halloween' are written above her head at the top of the illustration.

 

The phrase 'Happy Halloween' displayed in a font that looks like handwriting.

 

 

Ballet Papier is a decorative arts brand created by artist María (Berenice) La Placa.

The range includes drawings, greeting cards, notebooks and clothing – all featuring detailed motifs of dancers.

Ballet Papier can trace its roots back to 1992 when María La Placa began drawing ballerinas for her young daughter, Ambar Gavilano. These illustrations proved popular not only with Ambar but also with her friends and developed into a small family business in Barcelona (María adopted the alter ego Berenice to allow her to separate her artistic styles). And so Ballet Papier was born, a brand with an ambition to unite dance lovers.

My evolving role as part of Ballet Papier reflects the generosity and talents of both Berenice and Ambar. Berenice’s beautiful illustrations have combined with Ambar’s dance and social media skills to create a globally-recognised brand. I am now privileged to not only be a writer for Ballet Papier, but also an editor, a creative collaborator, an ambassador – and a muse!

As a creative collaborator, my words are featured in an assortment of Ballet Papier products, while being a muse means sometimes receiving beautiful bespoke illustrations such as the Happy Halloween one.

 

To learn more about Ballet Papier, visit the brand’s website.

 

 

Georgina Butler is an editor, a dance writer and a ballet teacher.

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