Friday, September 4, 2009

Creating the Magic


The evil White Witch takes shape

OK, I've been teasing you all with my new "project" long enough. I've been asked by the Birmingham Children's Theater, actually that cute Nancy Jones who could sweet talk the horns right off a billy goat, to chronicle their fall production of C.S.Lewis' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, from start to finish! In high school I was much too shy ( oh stop the guffaws and knee slapping...I was!) to ever try out for a part in the school plays. I preferred to work behind the scenes with props etc. Well now I get to re-live the fun of watching a stage production unfold. Oh, did I mention that I read the book no less than 15 times to my third graders over the years? It was one of my most favorite read alouds. And don't fret, I'll give you peeks at the action from time to time!

Today, meet Emily Blanche. Emily hails from Fullerton, California and is here to construct the whimsical, mythical Narnia characters in puppet form. I was just fascinated with her renderings and watching her patiently hand sewing the puppets. What a talented artist she is!


Photos will be updated weekly on my Facebook here and on my Flickr set here.


Mr. Beaver will soon come to life!




11 comments:

Bibi said...

Ooooo, I would so much like a job like this. I love to 'recreate'!

Judy - So California said...

This is going to be so much fun to see! Thanks for sharing.

Olivier said...

beau travail de création et beau reportage photo

B SQUARED said...

I'd say you are going to have a lot of fun shooting it.

AMIT said...

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Thérèse said...

The show already started for us.
Great!

Char said...

what a thrill to be a part of that - can't wait to see more

Rambling Round said...

What a fun and enriching project for you!

Jacob said...

Such artistry is beyond me! How do they do it! Love your photos; you've really captured what's involved here!

Bob Crowe said...

That mask could grow up to cover the face of the bad guy in a chainsaw slasher movie. Anyway, hi from Delhi. On to Kathmandu today. Internet access there is unknown.

Maya said...

What a great project! I was also too shy in Jr. High to perform and did behind the scenes work. It was fun!