Thursday, May 19, 2005

7 more days ...

 but who's counting?

     I met up with my friend Karen after work yesterday to do a little work on our costumes for the Face and Body Painting Convention next week, I'm starting to get really excited about it.

   

     We started out at the Rag Shop for some last minute supplies and then off to her place for a little work, play and pizza.

     I've mentioned before that Karen is a clown, so ... she had tons of creatively cool stuff in her spare bedroom which I'd like to think of as the clown's closet.

     Karen is a sometimes reader of Rain, she already knows I like to take pictures of everything and bring them back here to share with you so she was pretty good about letting me take photos while I was there. I tried not to get to carried away, it was our first photo encounter and that can take a little getting use to. lol

     We started off taking photos of the kids ... now, how cute are they? She uses them in some skits she does (ventriloquist) but don't tell the little ones because they have no idea that they're dolls ... I swear they think that they're just part of the family.

   

     We tried on wigs and wings and then we did actually get some work done on the costumes, a few finishing touches and we'll be all set.

     You may remember that the convention has a Shakespeare's Mid Summer Night's Dream, theme. I've come up with 2 costumes, one is a Renaissance Maiden and the other I will wear to the MSND Ball on the last night ... It's a Moon Fairy, looking forward to creating an outrageous face for that costume.

     After we finished up our work on the costumes (actually, Karen did most of the work this time), we pulled her paints out in the middle of the floor and we played around with them a little. I'm so looking forward to next weeks adventure, being single and over 40 does have it's advantages ... if you remember to give yourself permission to play from time to time.

     BTW ... thanks Kenny (Karen's husband), for being such a good sport about the mess we were making last night, It's hard to get creative without it!

     Anyway ... more to come about Face Painting, Shakespeare, the Convention and the Clowns.

                                                  

12 comments:

jeanno43 said...

It all sounds very exciting and the pictures look great.  Makes me want to dress up now lol.

springangel235 said...

The photos are adorable.  I love crafts as well as gardening...lot's handmade items all over my house!  Happy posting!  Joyce

maidothemist said...

omgosh the "kids" look like Jim Henson puppets. What fun this looks like. I can't wait to see more

emfeasel said...

Coy..how fun!!!..E

nanmm11 said...

well Hello to all "the kids" here!! they are adorable lol . I can't wait to see your costumes for your shakespear shindig too!! How did you hold yourself back from taking more photos at karen's? lol With all that creative stuff around there, your shutter finger must have been going crazy on your camera!! lol Keep us posted!! Your as young as you feel and girl you are the "opitimy" of that term!!!! enjoy yourself!!!!!!!!!!! remember "girls just want to have fun" lol

cneinhorn said...

oh this is gonna be fun!  I"m really looking forward to seeing pix from the convention :-)

suzypwr said...

You are going to have an incredible time!! Life needs play time. Always.
xoxo

sanforized6 said...

You just go have a blast. rich

astaryth said...

Ooooh! I can't wait to hear all about it! You are going to have soooo much fun <g>
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ryanagi said...

I am so jealous! It sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to see photos of your finished products!  You might want to join The Tag Lounge. I've been seeing TONS of fairy art flowing through...with some good ideas for face painting, I'll bet.

luvmort said...

Sounds like a Tuesday to me. LOL!

lamove04 said...

Now this is MY kind of entry, LOL... wigs and wings!  Can't wait to hear more about your convention and see the pics of it.  --Albert