Thursday, September 20, 2018

OOPS!


Had a visit yesterday from a friend I hadn't seen in 5 years. Weird Doll Wednesday will be back next Wednesday.                                                                                                                                  

PatRice is doing well and lives in Brooklyn, NY! So proud of her.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 313


Hands up if you like Hitchcock movies. My favorite one is Vertigo. A Vertigo Barbie would be a broken one? Found this looking around Google Images. Don't know if it's a DIY one or if it was on the market.                                                                                                                                                                                  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 312                                                                                                                                                This yard art idea will have to wait until we sell our house and move, right?                                                                                         


From World Nomads

"I told the kids to put up their toys"


BTW, comments are working again.




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 311                                                                                                                                                Here's The Countess from American Horror Story: Hotel. Or as she's know in other realms; Lady Ga Ga.

 

Ga Ga was pretty good in the role. The next American Horror Story is returning in September, and yes, Jessica Lange is back!


Got an e-mail this morning letting me know how to get notices when comments happen. So Google is watching us, good thing I'm not paranoid! I followed the link and should be seeing comments again. Thanks for stopping by.                                                                                                                                                    

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 310                                                                                                                                                 Having one of those weeks? So is this doll.                                                                        
Found this searching the web images and there was no info on who's photo it is. If it's yours, let me know.

Still not getting notices when a comment happens. I don't know what's up with that. Thank you for the support over the past few years, it means a lot to me.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

FYI                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for the support and comments. For some reason I'm not getting the notice in my gmail.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDSENDAY, PART 309                                                                                                                                                Does this look like Emma Watson ? The Belle action figure from the most recent version of Beauty and the Beast.                                                                                                                                      

Funny the dress looks better than the one in the movie. 









Wednesday, August 8, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 308                                                                                                                                                Viserion: Before...…………………………………………
 And after.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         I think I'll give myself the Laziest Blogger Award. I've been in a funk and haven't  been keeping up. Still working at my longtime job(we had great shows this summer) One of these days I'll get back in the groove.



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 307                                                                                                                                                Amish action figures?                                                                                   

Nothing offensive about that. (Yeah, there is) Look close: I think the difference between them is the beard. And the male has bangs                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

WEIRD DOLLWEDNESDAY, PART 306                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I go thrifting, I always look for interesting dolls. Haven't found any in a while. Last week I had a couple of days off and checked out a store I haven't been to for a long time. Found 3 dolls! Here's the first one:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
She's made out of straw and I love the smile on her face.                                                                                                                                    

The label says: Made in Ecuador. Guess somebody when there on vacation. 


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

 WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 305



  For some reason I put these two in the "Art Folder"                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                              The exhibit was last year and the artist's name is Hannah A. Lindquist.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 304                                                                                                                                                Another episode of Game Of Thrones Theatre.                                                                                                                                                                                           
"The King of the North, The King of the North". The North doesn't care the his name is "Snow" and not "Stark".  They made him their King anyway.                                                                                                                                                
 Sam and Bran come running in ( ok, Bran gets wheeled in by Sam): Jon, we have something really important to tell you!



 Jon to Dany: Wanna go on a boat trip?


Sam to Bran: Too late! He's really a Targaryen and Dany's his Aunt!


Stay tuned for Season 8, sometime in 2019 and the next 2 books. Sometime in the future (we hope)








Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 303

Can you stand more Game of Thrones? Of course, you can.

A big fan favorite was Oberyn Martell, AKA The Red Viper,   and Daddy of The Sand Snakes. He was holding a major grudge against the Mountain for killing his sister. Do to a round about story line, he became the champion for Tyrion. I know, if you don't know the books/TV show, you have no idea what I'm talking about.



Oberyn fights with a (poisoned) spear and lightweight amour. The Mountain fought wearing heavy amour and a big assed sword. To bad, Oberyn got all extra and didn't just finish him off. The Mountain ended up killing Oberyn in the grossest death in the series: popped his head like a melon.




Watch your back!


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 302



Another baby doll in a tree from Isla De Las Munecase in Mexico City. From Wonderers Hub


Is it just me, or does the doll look weirdly happy?

Sorry about posting so late. I've been having internet problems all afternoon.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 301


Look what someone with free time made: Rosemary's Baby action figures!


 

My BFF sent me this photo awhile ago and I just found it hiding on my laptop. I don't where it originally came from.

Ruth Gordon and Mia Farrow standing in front of the Dakota in 1968. Awesome movie. Think I'll go have some chocolate mouse.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 300  


300??????????????

Who knew I was going to be able to keep it up that long, not me. And who knew this existed?

  
 An Edgar Allen Poe bobble head doll. About 10 or so years ago, I designed the costumes for  play called Nevermore. Based on the thought of what happened to Mr. Poe leading up to the day he was found dying in a gutter. He was seen boarding a ship, then disappearing and turning up days later in Baltimore, only to die a couple of days later. It's still a mystery. The playwriter set the play as fantasy ala A Christmas Carole where Poe goes through a guided tour of his stories instead of his life. He interacts with The Telltale Heart, The Gold Bug ect. This is the only photo I have from the show.

Poe and Annabell Lee. What's funny is I was planning on having the bobble head featured today, then I watched a movie called Twixt by Francis Ford Coppala and the lead has dreams where he's lead on an adventure by Edgar Allen Poe.  Hmm...………..






Wednesday, June 6, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 299


Ser Davos of Seaworth, smuggler from Flea Bottom turned Lord and taught how the read by Princess Shireen.



Which I know means nothing to those of you that don't watch/read Game of Thrones.




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 298 


Stumbled across a post from a fellow named Matthew Thompson called Journey to the Island of Dolls. Have you heard about this place? It's on an island in the middle of Mexico City. And is covered with dolls.....creepy, weird dolls hanging in the trees and all over the place. I heard about this years ago and always wanted to let the weird dolls hang out in the backyard. I guess it will have to wait. Not a good idea to do when the house is for sale.




from the post

The Power to the People doll?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 297  

More flood dolls from Houston. Or maybe the after party. 

by Karen Rabe Vance

At least the duck looks happy.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

 WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 296


Looks like it really will be a year before season 8 of Game of Thrones. Here's Dany in her "going to recuse the menfolk while riding a dragon" doll, from season 7.


 She always has some crazy mad braids. And here's a couple of photos of the real life coat.



It's pieced fur, turned inside out. I'm always so impressed with the work that goes into the costumes for this show. 


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 295


Winter is coming. Well, around here it's more like get ready for summer.

 The Night King turned one of Dany's dragon into an ice dragon. How dare he!


Get back on and fly on out of here!


The couple of days between graduation and the start of PSST is a time I finish projects that are too time consuming during the school year. I've been sorting jewelry and fixing broken pieces. Man, my job is so awful, I get paid to play with jewelry. So far I've fixed about 2 dozen broken earrings and re-strung 4 necklaces. And I've sorted the earrings. Really, people? You don't know the difference between clip-on earrings and pierced? But now all the earrings are in the right boxes. At least I don't have to sort the huge button cabinet.......yet.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 294


The other afternoon, I was in the scene shop talking to the tech director. I looked over her shoulder and saw something I hadn't seen in years, and was surprised it was still hanging around.


I made this nun puppet in 1994!!!!!!!!!!!!! She was in a musical about nuns called Nunsence. I used an oven mitt for the base and a pair of torn tights. She's a tad dusty, but not too bad for a 24 years old prop.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 293



Here's a photo from my BFF. Don't know where she found it, but it looks homemade.

Hard to believe that next week is finals week, then graduation. Goodbye, Seniors! And Good Luck!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

MY SCHOOL'S COOLER THAN YOUR SCHOOL


This weekend was the 9th Annual Emerging Artists Showcase where our Theatre and Dance Seniors get to strut their stuff.  This Spring we will graduate 14 students in Musical Theatre, Performance, Dance and Theatre Tech. The Musical Theatre, Performance and Dance Seniors  sang, danced to original choreography and performed scenes and monologues. The tech students had displays of their work. Here's the breakdown: 29 students were involved, 21 dancers, 2 choreographers, 2 performance and 3 musical theater, 2 tech. 15 African-Americans, 2 Hispanic surnames, 1 scholarships from Columbia, 1 exchange student from South Korea, 1 student from France and 1 immigrant from Taiwan.  We may be located way, way down South, be we're diverse as all get out.


Oh, and to up our cooler than you count, we had a special visitor last month. 

Yeah, that's Misty Copeland, Prima Ballerina at American Ballet Theatre sitting on our stage giving an interview.  Inspiring all the young dancers who came to the talk to not give up their dreams.


photo by Paul Levy

 Here she is with one of our dance faculty, Melissa Phios


Earlier in the day she took a class with our dance students. That's her dead center. You want bet nobody missed class that day.


What a semester. Now on to graduation, then the 2018 season of Peach State Summer Theatre!


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 292



Did you know burning dolls is a thing in Santeria?  Neither did I.


Can't remember where I found this, sorry.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 291


Your assignment for today: Who is she? What's her story?


photo by Karin Rabb Vance

Another "Houston Flood Doll".  She looks like a fancy lady trapped under a roof beam. 


Monday, April 9, 2018

WHAT? A SHOW POST


Every February and March the Theatre and Dance area tours a children's show around the region. This year the show was a dance presentation called Plants View From The Hubble Space Telescope, written, choreographed and directed by Melissa Pihos (one of our dance faculty). It tells the store of Hubble the Telescope saying good by to her friends, The Planets. 



All the dancers interpreted the planets aspects through dance. All photos are by Genny Muncy. The costumes were designed by Tsung-Ju "Clark"--going to grad school- Yang.



 The planets are out of order. 

Mercury - Teyla Debose


 

 Mars - Maya Timmons


 Jupiter - Megan Foose

Hubble - Jorden Van Dyke


 Saturn - Taylor Sanders


 Hubble and Uranus - Erykah Finklea


 Hubble - All the planets handed Hubble a "planet", which got put in the sky. Earth is on the sky from the beginning. The Hubble Telescope is retiring and being replaced with a new telescope.


 Venus - Megan Foose. Megan dance Venus and Jupiter because the original Venus was injured.



Neptune - Rachel Tessin


 And not to be left out, Pluto - Olivia Rosenthal, who was unhappy about being demoted.

 

The children's tour has been an event for over 25 years. This is our outreach to the school children of our area, for some this will be the only live theatre they see. Ever. I hope we continue this tradition.  



 

 


 



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNSEDAY, PART 290


Because I'm still having Game of Thrones withdrawals, Here's Khal Drogo. Dany's (first) husband.


The other day I went on Amazon and bought some new GoT action figures. Stay tuned. I've also downloaded and edited show photos. It's been awhile since I've posted anything from work. Stay tuned for that, too.



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 289



At any moment, she's going to look up and smile.

The last doll from the Neil Collection.