I never take time off for relaxation or vacation anymore these days. For the first time in several years it was nice to take five days off and not do anything. Tomorrow I need to start working on the next model asap so the director can shoot it. Lots to do now.
I had a great Thanksgiving with my family. Lots of food was consumed and it was good! Also enjoying the time off from work. This also explains few blog posts.
Below is the famous painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. This paiting is also a living musical. Below is the impressive reproduction of the stage muisical.
I have been working on a film project. My task was to make a model in no particular scale. The entire thing was hand watercolored and took about 35-40 hours to complete. The director seemed very happy with it. Now I have two more to go, it will be worth it in the end. Can't show pictures just yet.
A baby grand piano in Mall Mart
This post is not theatre related at all, however it is design related. I went to the grocery store last night to...well grocery shop and when I entered the store, I can't mention the stores real name, what do I see, a baby grand piano surrounded by wine, tacky red tinsel and not so very yellow Christmas paper complete with an orange do not slip on the floor and try and sue us sign. This is most odd because this store that I can't mention, let's call it Mall Mart, attracts the bargain shopper. Keep in mind there is nothing wrong with the bargain shopper, just like me I like to get a good price. So are they saying with this display that you can buy discount wine and serve it while your pianist, that you hired, can have a grand old time? Or are they saying, hey it's the holiday time buy a bunch of cheap booze and have a Merry Christmas. Not sure.
Ok, It's the 2nd Annual DFW Stage Designer's Circle meet and greet! This event will be held at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa again this year, thank you Stoneleigh Hotel, Brian and Terri! Come and join me at 7pm in the bar area, you get complimentary valet parking, a spa goody bag and a special bar menu created for this evening. Visit www.dfwsdc.weebly.com to rsvp.
Enjoy reading my encounters in and around theatre set design.
"The object of art is to give life a shape" -Shakespeare-