But yet we're having lows in the teens for the next couple of nights, and it's 36º at the moment. The winter was pretty busy - I directed a production of Cinderella, and just for giggles, decided to set the whole story in Japan, add some elements from kabuki theatre, and added a HUGE fan as the backdrop for the ballroom scenes (these pics were taken by the yearbook advisor at the final dress rehearsal):
All the kimonos were made by several mothers, and when they got done, all the kids looked fabulous! Cinderella and the Step Mother and Step Sisters after the ball:
The little white globes in the background of the ballroom were lanterns (manipulated by students all in black) that not only became part of the set, but also did their own choreography around Cinderella and the prince while they sang:
All the set pieces were moved and held by people all in black. Ninja costumes were just the thing (even their faces were covered, so they really blended into the background:
We're very lucky to have an art department in the high school that is willing to build and paint the sets. The base for the carriage is a rolling cart borrowed from the custodial staff, which was also manipulated by a "ninja". All in all, it was a success artistically, and the parents and community were very happy, the kids are walking away with another positive theatre experience and memories, and now that it's over, I can get back to some knitting - directing plays is such a time comsuming project.
What little knitting that has been going on has been the start of a sweater (the bottom cuff of the body is completed), and a scarf that I started on the train to New York to see the BF and Operas at the Met is not even half finished, but I have been working on it a little bit this past week - neither is picture worthy yet. So, that's been my life the past couple of months.
I hope everything in your world has been terrific! Thanks for stopping by!