Autumn is such a busy season in so many ways. School activities are in full swing, holiday prep is in full swing. This year I had the opportunity to be in many exhibitions, so that means packing and printing labels and gallery sitting. I've been hard at work on my latest home portrait
, it's almost done and I'll be sharing it in my newsletter
And now another annual tradition has crept up on me... Costumes
for my daughters annual Russian School Christmas play! So among the finishing stitches on the home portrait, I have been sketching costumes, making lists of children and dreaming of how to bring my ideas to life. And I do mean dreaming. I been having costume construction dreams quite literally.... now I have to start stitching in real life though.
This years play is "The Little Hump Backed Horse
". I gleefully ran to my kids home library and dug up the book from my childhood, I have always loved the illustrations in it. We watched the cartoon
version just get up to speed! We have yet to watch the ballet
, but that I'd want to see in real life...
So I thought I'd share a few of my sketches here. They are of the more fantastical costumes that will be a challenge to construct...
|the Little Humpbacked Horse and the three beautiful horses|
|the Moon and the Sun and the Firebird|
|the Tzar and the Tzar Princess|
I'll be back with in-progress pictures of this motley crew in a week or so... You can also follow my progress on Instagram