Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Updates :-)

Just few ....
We are now officially scheduled for our grand opening performance of Snow White!*grin*
It will be at the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Wingate ,NC on March 26 and 27 of 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Puppeteers of America will be reviewing our work . There is a possibility that we will be performing for them at the 2011 gathering in Atlanta , Georgia. This is a major organization and I cannot tell you what it will mean to us , if we are invited!*grin*
I just found out about them recently and they were already booked for the the 2009 gathering. The shows are biannual.
Sculpting new heads:
I am *kneading* 5 lbs of clay at once and believe me this is NOT an easy job! I should start my next marionette this weekend.
My daughterwent to the Library yesterday and got 3 wonderful books on historical costumes for me. I want to share the books and some pictures with you . I will post again this week!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Snow White is here...

Snow White is here...

I believe this will be the only time that Snow White will ever peaceably lie next to the Evil Queen. Literally. We have fourteen characters altogether, and at the pace that I make them, it seems like Princess Darling and the queen will have to endure each other awhile longer.>grin<>

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wicked Queen's Head is ready!

This will be my last post about the queen for while. I will probably add a little shine to her hat but I will wait until I have her outfit ready .I plan to make all the heads then start on the marionette's bodies .... Snow White is baked and painted. She will be next to appear here.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hennin Hat

I want to tell you about my progress. After thinking, thinking and thinking I decided not to give a wig to the queen. I like the head covered and because I want her to be beautiful but no more than Snow white, I am saving to indulge my self when I work with her.... I can tell you that I have sculpted SW's head already and my daughter , Gabby , has allow me to cut her own hair so I can use on SW. Gabby has a gorgeous black hair..... I will be posting soon , but first , i must finish adding all the glimmer details to the Hennin hat!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Costumes choices!

When I finished sculpting this head I was not pleased! I have been sending pictures of my WIP to another artist and dear friend who has been so wonderful to me, but even with her encouragements and did not like the final sculpt. I placed the head aside of my sight for 2 days after I painted her and when I got her back in my hands, my heart changed about her and now I love her!*grin* .... I know, I know sounds very silly but because I do like her a lot I am able to enjoy what I am doing.
Well, the wicked queen's head is ready and patiently waiting for her costuming . This is a very exciting part and everyone one here gets to give an opinion about it.I also would love to hear from you . I plan to wig her this week . I have to choices of mohair... I dyed one in red and the other is just natural white. Because I do want to mature her looks a bit, I am considering using the white mohair first. If I don't like it , I can always remove it. The picture above shows her with a necklace that I bought at an auction...I know my costumes will have lots of beads to enhance the fabrics so for fun, I loosely wrapped the necklace around her face .... she looks pretty, no?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wicked Queen!

This week I started to sculpt the wicked queen . I am now closing her head , adding the neck , and ears next.
I have decided that our Snow White Play will take place in the Medieval Era so now I am searching for possible costumes ideas.
The queen will have a hennin hat for sure and I know that I will use lots of silk and beads. Any suggestions?

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Snow White - The Fairest of the Land!

This is another recording , although one can't hear the singers very well because I was too close to the piano. The singers were practicing the recording for Snow White Play and of course, they are the queen and the mirror.
The audio recording is wonderful . I added the lyrics so you can follow it... here at home , I have all my children singing it at all time -

****Don't forget to pause kate's music on the Reverbnation tab on the right ( below)***