Sunday, April 29, 2012

Light and shadow experiments

Some quick, basic tests
It is annoying when the 'torch' on ones smart phone is brighter than the 'spotlights' one has bought to be know spotlights!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

and the Bullseye Emerge Winner* is ...

Émilie Haman with 'Once upon a time'

 Well, what can I say. I like it, it's all fairytaley. It's sweet and disturbing. What happens if you put your foot in there? Do you become something else? Tempting...

Actually they don't use the term winner but 'Bullseye Glass Emerge 2012 Gold Award recipient' but that would make my heading waaay too long.

The PICA opening dress

Over the Easter break I have been doing a little pattern drafting in order to make myself a newly styled dress for the Hatched opening at PICA. Starting with my favourite pattern V. I used the straight darted toiled pattern as my starting block. I wanted pockets and some sort of variation. For some reason a peg skirt came to mind, sort of fits in with the quasi retro feeling of the original. I also wanted extra length, it's amazing what happens to a skirt when you sit down. The fabric I'm using is a floral cotton (lemon yellow base with turquoise and green flowers) that I bought in Singapore. The trim for the pockets and bodice is a blue green shot silk. The lining is a silk cotton blend in off white. I bought it in one of Tessuti's sales, it has a gorgeous feel.

So changes are:

Side pockets with trim
Peg shaping, 2 pleats on either side at front and top stitched pleats at the back
Below knee hem

Monday, April 2, 2012

'The ice book'

Davy and Kristin McGuire are the creators of 'The ice book' a truly magical combination of effects and storytelling.

"The performance blends animation, puppetry, and film to bring a pop-up book vividly to life in front of the audience's eyes."

You can see bits of the performance on the vimeo clip but to find out more about the project go to their website

The Icebook from Davy and Kristin McGuire on Vimeo.