Friday, January 26, 2007

Issey Miyake Futon Coat

I have four or five other projects I'm working on, but I'm planning on working on this Issey Miyake Futon coat next.

I've already ordered a brown and indigo dupioni silk for the body of the coat and a cornflower blue with chocolate flashes dupioni for the outer bands.

I'm going to see what I have in the stash that will match for the lining. Since I'm rather large as it is, I don't want to use a high lift batting for this coat so I found some cotton and silk very low loft batting at JoAnn's yesterday that should do nicely.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Pictures from Cannibal!

About 5 years ago I worked on a no-budget musical called Cannibal! the Musical. It was based on a cult movie by Trey Parker and featured the only man in America ever convicted of Cannibalism- Alferd Packer. Our version of Cannibal was presented as part of the Seattle Fringe Festival in 2002; later another theatre group picked up on the idea and did their own version. We had virtually no budget for costumes; I chose to put most of the guys in Henley shirts and jeans and ratty old boots, since Henley shirts were 2 for $5.00 one week at a local second hand store.

I also had to make up some costumes for a band of Trappers; I glued and sewed all sorts of trinkets and fur all over some jeans vests and found a skunk skin cap for one trapper and a Unionist soldier's cap from the Civil War for another.

Here's the cast photo; we were too cheap to have proper pictures taken, so we all piled into one of those Photo Booths at Seattle Center and took turns...

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Evil Tooth Fairy - Who Knew???

I found this picture of the Evil Tooth Fairy. She made an appearance a few years ago around Halloween, and I haven't seen her since, but BEWARE! She might show up on your doorstep some day! Don't let her in! She has a pair of pliers! And she doesn't leave you any money!
She is totally evil!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

For those of you into James Bondage

My friend Ian went to a James Bond New Year's Eve party as Kamran Shah from The Living Daylights. He and his wife Zanne came over earlier that day so he could learn how to wrap a turban; I was sick with the flu so Linda, in one of her brilliant moments (she has a lot more of them than I do these days), gave him a lesson in head wrapping.

Brecht on Brecht

Today I found an old photo I took in 1990 of a play I was co-directing called "Brecht on Brecht" by George Tabori. We only had 4 actors for this show and we had set it in a sort of "holding station" for fugitives fleeing from Nazi Germany. I am thinking of reviving this show and just ordered a copy of the script from Samuel French.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Here's a snapshot from last March while I was in the UK with my friend Linda. We were freezing our butts off at Stonehenge, laughing because it was so friggin' cold!