serendipitous reflections

Monday, July 26, 2010

July update

Here I go again ... I know ... another month wrap-up. Willy Wonka has been a little absorbing of our time. And when we weren't at the theatre, we were on the road to Atlanta for my cousin Kerry's fantastic wedding. I should post pictures, but they are on Jeni's laptop, and I'm on my lunch break at work avoiding projects I don't want to do at lunch but probably should anyway.

The Willy Wonka postcard turned out really well, and despite taking a dive on the last dress rehearsal, it survived and looks cool. We had one of those long weekends of over-volunteering at the theatre this past weekend, but someone had to do it.

I sat in as Chip in a read-through of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Jeni's producing). The actor playing Chip was performing at another show. It is such a funny show -- I'm really looking forward to it. Sitting in the read-through made me wish I could sing. But I know better.

Pictures will follow soon...

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Monday, July 05, 2010

The Sao Paulo postcard for Willy Wonka

Workshop Theatre is putting on Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka as their Summer show. It opens this Friday and we are very excited about it. We have been more involved in the set with this one than any other show we've helped with. Jeni did a lot of bejeweling of part of the set, we've been painting, and shooting video for Mike TV, and setting up the Mike TV computers. And then there's been what seems like our biggest, most visible project: The Sao Paulo postcard. The postcards fly in when the kids find their golden tickets. So Pam traced the postcard for us using an overhead projector, then we took it home to paint it.

Jeni painting the border
Jeni worked on the border while I started the sky.

Sao Paulo postcard for Willy  Wonka
Here I am working on some of the edges and detail spots around the letters.

Sao Paulo postcard, day 1
This was the postcard after Day 1.

Sao Paulo postcard, day 2
After Day 2 it was really starting to flesh out. We were painting in the hot garage after work.

Willy Wonka Sao Paulo postcard  finished
This is the finished postcard after Day 4. Somewhere is a picture of Day 3, but I guess I didn't upload it to Flickr like I thought. I'll try to add it.

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Historical markers

I always see the historical markers around town, and have always wondered where they all are, or what they all say (especially the ones you drive by too quickly). Now I have a link to them all!

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