Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Time is marching on...

Don't you just hate the way time runs away with you... I have a couple of minor things to do on the painting of the scenery, but on the whole its all finished.  If the snow doesn't cause too much of a problem tomorrow I'll pop down and finish up tomorrow morning.
I popped straight to the hospital this morning for my pre op blood tests, then came back to help set up the craft club at the village hall.  just as I was getting ready to finish the last piece of scenery that was requested on Sunday my mum rang and I dashed off to pick her up and bring her to craft club too. 
painted on a piece of 4mm ply wood using dulux emulsion paint (6 hours from start to finish)
I finished of a cupboard for the Dames cooking scene in the pantomime this morning, the dame is being played by a local vicar/retired doctor ... hope they don't mind the "50 shades of grey" book that I added... tee hee!

My first attempt at an owl ... really quite pleased with it
so pleased with the depth

The forest scene is finished but I haven't taken a proper photo yet, the days have been so dreary and the lighting in the hall is so dull... On hindsight I think its not really very Panto ... the carpenter who is also involved with another long standing panto group says its not cartoon-y enough... but I can only do what I can do, so I am afraid they'll have to make do with my arty farty painty technique.

The canopy of the trees was sponged on I will hopefully take a picture tomorrow, I've been waiting for a bit of sunshine so that I can take a photo of the completed works, but we've not had any bright days of late.
The other scene I had to do was a village street scene... and that means angular (proper) perspective... trees and organic shapes are easy as there is no real right or wrong, but buildings... *gulp*
So with a heavy heart and a touch of self doubt I started sketching a scene...

and I started to add colour and my apprehension peaked and troughed and had me feeling seasick with self doubt...
 It is finished now and I am quite relieved and pleased... its not perfect, I can see things that are just not quite right ... but its the best I can do and I eventually enjoyed doing it (not as much as the forest though! ;D)
once again it perhaps isn't really very panto... but beggars cant be choosers and as I did it for no charge they'll have to make do .. lol

The stage lights cast a horrid shadow, but apparently that can't be helped.. :(

I hope this publishes okay... blogger is being a real pain this evening, so I do apologise if its all over the place when I eventually hit the publish button... perhaps its the snow! ;D
We had quite a bit of snow last friday, schools were closed and Daniel was not at all dissapointed!

However I hope the snow out there are the moment doesnt come to much as I really have a lot to get done before friday and my gallbladder operation.
Well stay safe, warm and keep smiling
I'll pop on the completed photos as soon as I can
loves and hugs

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Oh yes it is .... Oh no its not!!!!!!

The village panto committee asked me to join them New Year's Eve for a meeting about the scenery they needed for their first ever village panto ... So I chatted and helped the carpenter finish up a few bits on the stage ... Wednesday I popped down the hall and undercoated the boards. Thursday I purchased the paint I'd need to do my stuff ... Thursday afternoon the fun began ... It's Saturday evening and after 2 and a half days I've almost finished the first scene, 2 more to go and the first panto is on the 25th of this month ... No pressure! Lol xx