Tuesday, 3 April 2007

A is for April...

A is for April.... A is for Alphabet..... and A is for Artist.... and April is the month when Artists have taken over my garage and back workshop.

They are painting the scenery for this year's Variety Show. These are "flats"... a sheet of lightweight 2" syrofoam with a wood frame. Nice and light for the stage crew to handle easily.

These "flats" are repainted every year. Some of them are getting a bit tatty but when finished they look good from the audience's point of view.

(Yes, as you have probably guessed, this is the first of an Alphabetical theme..... can I keep this up for 26 posts? Stay tuned for B).

14 comments:

Ginnie said...

I'm very sure you can keep it up for 26 posts! YES. How fun that will be to see. Just do it! :)

CanadianSwiss said...

That's a great idea! ...Love the cows ;)

Craver Vii said...

I’m a horrible person. I looked at that picture of the cows, and thought, “hmmm… that would make some great furniture.” Can you picture that as the back of a chair, and a girl sitting in it, with her ponytail swishing back and forth? Do you think Mrs. Craver would be angry with me if I made a cow chair for our daughter?

rosemary said...

Umm, B is for Butt's? Like on the cows? Team work...wonderful.

photowannabe said...

I would love to be there for the variety show and see that act with the jolly cows.

Vintage to Victorian said...

I'm sure you'll manage the rest of the alphabet. No problem! Love the cows and I CAN picture craver vii's chairs. Brilliant idea!

Glad you enjoyed the primroses ...

lettuce said...

oooh what fun. Are you going to tell us what the cows are for?

Kalyan said...

Nice post & the paintaings especially the cow one...like your ideas very much!

Inihtar said...

Haha! The cows are awesome!! I always thought the behind-the-scenes work was the most fun part of putting together a production:) Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that I can't act. . . but still:)

Ex-Shammickite said...

ginnie and Vintage: I'll have a go... alphabet posts will definitely not be a daily event!

Cdnswss, photo and Lettuce: The cows have progressed, will post a pic of the finished product. I don't know what the cows will be used for, but I think they are going to be fitted with pink dangly rubber udders, probably made out of rubber gloves. Stay tuned...

Craver:
Yes, do it! I can imagine the chair and your lovely daughter sitting in it, don't worry about the missus, she'll love it!

Rosie: darn, you stole my next post, now I'll have to think of something else for B!

Anonymous said...

very cute paintings! B is for butts....I thought it was
A for -sses *:0)

XEnglish

Lilli & Nevada said...

Craver vii- has a good idea there, i can imagine it for sure.
Love the art work

Martin Stickland said...

Ha! Love the backside of the cows painting, I bet it was great fun in your garage.

Have a great Easter!!!!!!

Meg in Nelson said...

Of course you can, only 25 more to go.

Oh, to be involved in theatre again. I was peripherally in high school and very very peripherally in college (utmost background stuff). I'd love to paint the backdrop or sew a costume for a group again. (We have an acute lack of theatre building and occasions for groups to perform in my town.)