Halloween, a weird day, this was Jack's favourite day so just feels a but sad, we always were meant to have a Halloween marathon where we did 24 hours straight of his horror film collection. I was painting at the theatre last night and I just kept thinking I saw him, but then I think I see him a lot around there because there's not one place that I can go without remembering something.
The last two weeks have been nuts. Working non stop for the community play, getting very pissed off at the community play and working and then in between some pretty awesome bits too!
A very last minute decision for Kym and I to go see Scissor Sisters at the Roundhouse was something like fate as they announced it was their final tour for a while as they go on hiatus. We cried. A lot. They know us know as the barrier lot and just was too much. Jake's bottom lip was going and Ana was welling up and just sadness. I also got a faceful of Baby Daddy's guitar picks. Here is one of Kym photos to see the funny side. Ana pulls a silly face and still looks good. Fucking beautiful lady!
And then Kym stayed on so on the Friday we could go up to London to meet up with Lou and Amber which is lovely since I think it was about 6 years maybe since Kym last saw her. Just wandered London, went to the Ballgown exhibit in London and then just chilled in a Covent Garden bar for a few hours. Sunday Kym left and I met with Rin to see Mark Gatiss' new horror programme and a Q&A which was really interesting. It aired last night but I'm hoping to find a download because it was really interesting. And then Monday back to London to meet Rin again so see Neil Gaiman and sadly no Phillip Pullman to talk about Philip's new Grimm's fairytales book and the concept of fairytales.
That's the last thing for a while, well we're going to see a show on Boxing Day now and I'm booking tickets for a show in early December. Amber and I have been becoming each others theatre buddies. It's nice to go see shows with someone else because normally I'm going alone.
My hands are just covered in dried paper mache. I make mine really thick like just a really really thick glue because it makes the pieces solid. It's for the inside of the two rat puppets I'm making, It's cheaper than finding the foam for the inside and also will make it lighter. I love using paper mache for puppets. This will be the first kind of soft puppets I've ever done. My others have been solid with wooden skeletons.. I have two of those and then three costumes to do and then a set to design. I'm taken a load of umbrellas which are going to create a big tree made from them and a spinner washing line. Then lights going up it and flowers etc and fans and everything to hide lights in it.
Going to know from Toni tomorrow if she's going to be wearing the wedding dress that Mum and I made her on Russel Howard's Good News. It's because it was the Halo themed wedding and I embroidered it all with Halo designs and that's Halo 4 release date. Be really nice if it does get on there. I was very proud of that piece.