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Monday, December 30, 2013

Theatre Busyness

Well, what the heck? It appears I've been pretty busy lately! As the weather turned colder, I moved my workshop indoors and have seriously stalled out on my projects since becoming involved with La Crosse Community Theatre's Playhouse ON The Air Presents: Miracle on 34th Street. 

I was lucky enough to be cast alongside my sister for our first chance to share the stage in so long that neither one of us quite remembers how long it has been (a sure sign it was a really long time ago). The local newspaper even interviewed us both for the article on the show (which I can guarantee hasn't happened in over 15 years). In proper fashion, they got the facts wrong where I was concerned and misquoted my sister. Luckily the folks still turned up for each performance. We had several sell out audiences and were told it was one of the highest attended shows in the theatre's history. It was truly a wonderful experience. I had great fun creating ten different characters and hanging out with my sister every night.
My sis and me pre-show.
I've never seen such big, shiny balls!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! I will really miss the folks involved with this show. However, I'm excited to dive into rehearsals for...

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another Chalk Paint Beauty

This lovely table made it into the I Hate The iPhone post as an in-progress picture (from the back). This guy has been sitting around for quite awhile because I didn't like the brass hardware. I loved the shape and style, though, so I painted it espresso...which I hated. 
So it sat around. I tried another painting technique over the brown, which didn't work. And it sat around some more. Then I boiled the hardware...

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