Tuesday, December 28, 2021

E'mote at Dance 101

I SO, SO enjoyed this class !! 🌟

Thanks so much, @dance101studios.

Striking choreography by @mo_nobledanz

Can’t wait to go back ! 

Music : “Surrender” by @natalietaylormusic


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Holiday Time

Making art with my baby. ❤️

Hope you have time to rest, recharge, and play with some paper and glue over the holidays. 🎄

Much love,

René Nesbit
Can I Color Now Studios


Friday, December 17, 2021

Peachtree Recitals

Three shows in one day ! My super tired selfie is an accurate depiction of last weekend. Lol

But I am SO proud of all three of my modern classes who gave such heartfelt performances.

And all the brave littles who were probably onstage for the first time ! 🌟

@peachtree.dance




Saturday, December 11, 2021

Rehearsal Smiles

“Nothin’ I can see but you, when you dance, dance, dance, dance…” 

All smiles after rehearsal. Bringing “Dare You to Move” to life for @danceatlanta’s A.M. Collaborative program !

@cherish.dance


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

All the Letters You Burned

“All the Letters You Burned” by René Nesbit

Haven’t painted anything in a while. Something burning through the sky seemed sort of appropriate. 


paint on canvas, 9 x 12

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Udemy Art Therapy : Prompt 6

What would your paintings say, if you gave them a voice ? 

This was the *very* interesting 6th prompt from my online @udemy art therapy course. I was a little intimidated when I first started the task, but totally into it, once the thoughts started to unfold. 😃

My paintings would be bold, of course ! Strong in color choice and placement, they would be serious about whatever they needed to say. Lol

Swipe through to see the three pieces I picked to analyze, along with the “voices” I imagined for them. 🎨

This prompt revealed some very unexpected and unusual things ! 




Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Confrontation

Confrontation !  ... between characters 1 & 3... 

“Dare You to Move” is a trio piece, set alongside story and poetry, as a part of @danceatlanta’s A.M. Collaborative program.

Filmed at @en_pointe_school_of_dance

Beautiful music by @vitaminstringquartet

Choreography by yours truly, René Nesbit

Can’t wait to put all three pieces together and pair with @thegreenchest’s writing !

(Oh, and the bear ears are from Halloween. Lol)


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

"galaxies"

“galaxies” …

…a poem from my book, A Branch, A Few Words

You can listen to it on my YouTube channel, at the handy link below. 



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thankful

Thankful for a lot of things, but most especially my painting, signing baby. 😊

I hope you’re all having a wonderful holiday season... and that you have a chance to make something colorful soon, too.

💙

~RN
Can I Color Now Studios

Friday, November 19, 2021

Reunited

Hadn’t seen this lady in a minute. 💙 @lorencatherine_
After a sweaty and awesome rehearsal, an obligatory photo because we had matching rosy make-up and earrings on.

(Also, this is not the first time we have shown up to rehearsal with matching hair or colors… tohhhhtally on accident. Hahaha...)

@cherish.dance 


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Peace One Day Angels

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” ~ Luciano De Crescenzo

Photo by the very talented @cody.j.jacques

A little #tbt to our Peace Day Celebration 2021 at Aatma Dance Studio.

Thankful for all of the collaborating artists involved ! And especially, @cherish.dance for bringing this piece to life.

@peaceoneday_official : @aatmadance

Monday, November 15, 2021

Birdsong

For my friend, Noelia aka @upwardcloset. 💞

From her favorite quote, "Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?" 

~Pablo Picasso

Sidenote : That bird was super hard to draw and I should definitely do a practice one next time, before I attempt it on the page. Hahaha...


ink on paper, 8.5 x 11

Original available, $10.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Values on Society6

Looking for the perfect mug to inspire your morning ?? ☕️

Look no further ! 🌞

At my @society6 store, you’ll find this design available as a cool to-go cup, a motivational art print, or a handy sticker for your desk or journal. 

Scroll down to see the original collage, which was created in response to an art prompt from my @udemy art therapy class.

“values” by René Nesbit. 

Find your favorite prints, cards, travel mugs, and more, at the link below -->

CICNS on Society6

Monday, November 8, 2021

Profectus in Newnan

Proud to support this amazing lady and her talented team of dancers at @profectusdance ! 💙
If you didn’t catch them this weekend, you missed a great show, choreographed by @olivia_may1306.

Thank you for the opportunity to bring my art to the beautiful Newnan Theatre Company !



Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Aatma Dance

If you didn't already know, I've been taking salsa and bachata classes at Aatma Dance since September. 

What an awesome experience ! Here is one of their fun combos...

Check them out on IG and FB, for more groovin' inspiration.  🎹🎶

•••Repost from @bleak_hawk•••
Salsa shines from today’s class. Great job @janslay @canicolornowstudios

Choreography by Ashwin Raju, @bleak_hawk

Salsa 301 Class at @aatmadance

https://aatmadance.com/


Thursday, October 28, 2021

A "Joyful" Reach

Throwback Thursday to our Peace Day Celebration 2021 at Aatma Dance Studio.

Thankful for all of the collaborating artists involved ! And especially, @cherish.dance for bringing this piece to life.

@peaceoneday_official : @aatmadance

Saturday, October 23, 2021

DY2M : Characters 1 & 2

Characters 1 & 2 come to life ! 

“Dare You to Move” is a trio piece, set alongside story and poetry, as a part of @danceatlanta’s A.M. Collaborative program.

Filmed at @en_pointe_school_of_dance

Beautiful music by @vitaminstringquartet

Choreography by yours truly, René Nesbit

Can’t wait to add the third piece of this trio together with @lorencatherine_, and pair with @thegreenchest’s writing !


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Blue :)

B̆̈l̆̈ŭ̈ĕ̈ is my favorite color.

📸 by @cody.j.jacques

From the introduction at our Peace Day Celebration last month at @aatmadance.

We raised $405 in virtual and in-person ticket sales to support the amazing work of @jeremygilleypod and @peaceoneday_official.

Can’t wait for next year’s show !! 🌟

~RN

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Response

Inspired by one of @ellie_red1393 ‘s favorite quotes, “Mistakes are a fact of life, it is our response to the errors that counts.”

Sooo true.

I have thought of this abbreviated version of the quote several times this week, and finally had a chance to doodle it.

Maybe these words will help you through a difficult decision, too.

ink on paper, 8.5 x 11

Original available, $10.

Monday, October 18, 2021

A "Joyful" Day

It was a good day. 🌞

Video of our outside performance of “Joyful” coming soon.

@cherish.dance

Bows captured by @knappthis


Monday, October 11, 2021

"self-support"

 📝 “self-support” by yours truly, René Nesbit

Poetry is a part of our weekly @cherish.dance rehearsals.

I feel immensely grateful to be able to make art in any shape or fashion.


Thursday, October 7, 2021

Into the Proscenium POD Review

 🎵👻 “If there’s something cool… in your neighborhood… Who ya gonna call ??... 
Into The Proscenium !” 🎵😋

(I am totally blaming this segue on @artsfirstcreativestudios and our conversation this morning.☺️)

But in all seriousness ! Go read the review of our Peace Day Celebration and show YOUR support for local artists. 👉

Peace Day Celebration 2021 gives voice to local artists (intotheproscenium.org)

All $405 of ticket sales went to @peaceoneday_official !! 🤗

•Repost from @intotheproscenium
We were thrilled to review @canicolornowstudios ‘s latest community offering! Welcome to the fall season of dance!


Saturday, October 2, 2021

DY2M : Character 2

 Character 2 choreography for @cherish.dance

“Dare You to Move” is a trio piece, set alongside story and poetry, as a part of @danceatlanta’s A.M. Collaborative program.

Filmed at @en_pointe_school_of_dance

Beautiful music by @vitaminstringquartet

Can’t wait to put all three pieces together with @lorencatherine_ and @katiekins47, and pair with @thegreenchest’s writing !


Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DanceATL Potluck Mixer

I have the utmost respect for these two people. They work hard and they care, A LOT.

Photo taken at the Potluck Mixer organized by @danceatlanta

Thanks for the relaxed and lovely event ! ✨

Sunday, September 26, 2021

POD Donation

💟 Dress rehearsal with @cherish.dance 💟

This is from last week, getting ready for our Peace Day Celebration 2021 at @aatmadance. We raised over $400 via tickets sales for @peaceoneday_official.

Couldn’t have done it without my friends @lorencatherine_ and @katiekins47, the amazing work of all of the contributing artists who bravely shared their pieces with us, and the family and friends who supported them, by attending the show.

This was our last rehearsal at @academy_ballet and we are so, so thankful for our time and memories there. 💙

~RN



Saturday, September 25, 2021

Peachtree Dance

Teaching brings me such joy and I am so delighted to be guiding and empowering the students at Peachtree Gym. 💞

•Repost from @peachtree.dance

OUR 2021-2022 CREW ✨We are excited to announce René Nicole Nesbit as a new addition to our team this year! She will be teaching Intro to Modern, and Modern II-IV. If you would like to read more about René, visit peachtreegym.com/dance

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A.M. Collab Round 2

 🌸 In the busyness of life and work schedules and family responsibilities, it’s important to stop, breathe, and reflect. @danceatlanta has given us an excellent chance to do so, by pairing us up in the A.M. Collaborative program. Introduced to another artist, we now have the opportunity to make something new together, something that would not have existed prior to this program. Instilled with the energy of possibility, we feel refocused, refreshed, and excited to respond to each other. Shannon and I are thinking of combining words and movement together in a multi-dimensional performance art piece. I am so thankful for the first round of A.M. Collab last fall and am so grateful to DanceATL for bringing Shannon and I together this year.

@thegreenchest



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

International Day of Peace

☮️ Happy International Day of Peace !! ☮️

We celebrated last weekend with our show at Aatma Dance Studio, bringing together dancers, musicians, singers, poets, painters, photographers, and choreographers—all with the aim of creating more peace and joy in the world by sharing our stories.

The feeling was magical. 💫

Thank you to all of these *amazing* contributing artists and our fabulous audience. 💙

We’ll be announcing our donation total from ticket sales soon !!

--> @peaceoneday_official <--