28 December 2009

This year's end of year panto!

This year's panto was absolutely fun to be apart of. I was able to meet new actors to the Adelphi Players and enjoyed performing aside them. This year, as I announced in a previous post, was 'Dick Whittington and His Amazing Cat'. I was able to wear a beautiful aqua blue gown and discovered I could dance in it :) Nothing got caught anywhere and nobody got injured. All came to end with our last performance on the 20th Dec 2009. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the performance as much as I did. Hope to see everyone next year.

Photo of the cast.

14 December 2009

Pieces at the Exhibition: Power In Numbers

'Power In Numbers' exhibition has opened and these are the pieces I had the chance to contribute. Here I have used my journey to Japan to be the main theme of this project and I wanted to show how food is very important in Japanese culture.

Kaiten Sushi (Sushi Train)

Udon (Thick Noodles)

Kotatsu Mikan (Tangerine)

Yakiniku (BBQ)

01 December 2009

Ideas for New Year's Day: Origami Dolls

Here I go again on my journey of paper folding (origami). It is always a treat to create something and enjoy looking at it. This is a little doll that will be making her debut on a card very soon. She is sitting here right in front of me and feels like she's got a life of her own!! Many years ago when I was only a little girl I was in front of the TV. This was in the middle of the day but they were showing some sort of a Japanese horror film. If I understood it well enough then I think it was about a Japanese Doll being abandoned because the owner felt there was something wrong with it. Something wrong with it all right! It started floating in the air and chasing the owner around the back streets. Eventual the doll got it's revenge and then was found and picked up by a little girl. And I am assuming it starts all over again. This sort of story is very common in Japan so much so that they have a shrine where you can bring your dolls to rest.

I used paper from the Cristina Re collection. It's very lovely paper and they have paper with double sides, each design complimenting each other.