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Off to the Theatre!

Somewhere along the way I lost track of time, let’s go back three weeks!

The week of June 15th we started the wig knotting portion of our theatre course, it is also refered to as ventalating. The idea is that using a tool with a small hook on the end you tie individual strands of hair to ‘lace’ which is esentially a piece of mesh.  

This was my practice piece. Its a bit tricky at first but once you get the hang of it you can start to move pretty quickly, most of my classmates hated this week but I actually started to enjoy it.INSERT SET UP PIC

   

 
 In one day I almost got half of my first mustache completed.   

 Finally finished knotting my first mustache, next I wanted to do a soulpatch/goatee hair piece. My inspiration here is Jack Sparrow from Pirates Of The Caribean.  

After five 7 hour days of wig knotting I had finished my look! 

 
During the week the school also held an after hours workshop on drag makeup, so of course I signed up!

  
 Unfortunatly no fun was to be had over the weekend : ( I worked my butt off and made a few extra dollars. In class the next Monday we started getting our hands and faces dirty with makeup! Our first assignment was to study the bone structure of the face.

  
We moved on to a regular makeup for stage, when you just want to make the performers features visable from afar, next came egyptian makeup, 18th century makeup, and a stylized version of Geisha makeup for the stage.

This weekend was a special occasion! My best friend from Winnipeg arrived on Saturday! So of course we (Bobbi and I) picked her up from the airport and had a small celebration back at the apartment. She will be staying with me all of July and it’s going to be fantastic to have someone from home here with me! There was also a surprize in her suitcase for me, my awesome mom sent a care package with all sorts of goodies!

 

Finally this past monday we learned how to make bald caps from liquid latex, which I found more tedious than wig knotting. You have to stipple many layers of latex on by hand and let each one dry in betweeen…  

After every one finished their bald caps we got to play in clay and sculpt what ever we wanted, many choose to make horns and they prompted us to be different so despite my extream love of horns and antlers I decided to fuse a flower vase to the human head form.   

 In the middle of the week we celebrated Canada’s Birthday! The students made a deal with the school to have Friday off in liue of Wednesday so that we would get a long weekend, and they set up a BBQ lunch for everyone, I was not going to turn down free food lol.

On Thursday we got to apply the first bald caps we made to each other.  

Everyone was suprized at how good I look with out hair…Im hoping thats a compliment?

Since we had the entire day off, on Friday I took Natasha to the Toronto Zoo! It took 20 mins on subway and then 45 min on a bus to get there…but we had a great time, it was sunny and warm but not too hot and alot of the animals were moving around. We tryed to see each area but we missed one, still we were there until they closed for the night. My favorite animals to see were the tiger, the otter, the red panda, the giraffes, and the snow leopard.                                                                

We only have two weeks of theatre class left, and the last week is basically just exams, assignements and photo shoots. This time around I’m getting worried about the photo shoots because I have yet to come up with any concepts and I’m running out of time, I also don’t have my models yet : S so much to do, plus we have two assignments that I have to design looks for…wish me luck folks.

Today is a special day, I’m sending a shout out to my mom: Happy Birthday! Earlier she recieved her gift which was my secret leather working project back in April, I made her an iPad case in her favorite colour with her name stamped into it!

I’ll let you know when I make it out alive, until next time,