For the Set of Sweeney Todd back in March, the budget was awful...£50 for a whole set (?!)...So I spent most of the months I was meant to be designing, actually trying to find a set. I was pleased with the designs I managed to pull out of the bag in the end, but it wasn't how I wanted it. I have been working on the design I actually wanted below:
(It still needs adding to, colouring, lighting and more costume designs)
The summer is great, and I've dived into my sewing and materials box and started to alter some bits and bobs that I have lying around. This is a Vintage Hat I bought a while back made by Edna Wallace. I've made it less rounded and shaped it forward with lovely bands to flatter the head shape. Looking forward to 'fall where I can rock this fluffy ensemblé.
June and July have been great fun. Joined a theatre group and helped paint and construct a set for a production called, 'Art' this month. Very simple set, but it was great to get involved with backstage and helping construct it!
Great News...they want me to design their next set. So excited.
(Thank you Sweeney!)
Second Programme this year, slowly but surely living the dream...
This was my final second year collaborative project with Meggie Wood. We created a tunnel book each using influences from the same poet.
As you open the book, the three dimensional artwork is discovered and the viewer looks through the 'peep-hole' to see the many frames of the tunnel book. In my 'Morning' book, each frame represents each stanza of the poem I picked by James Hogg. So we visually travel through the poem, with an innovative twist on an ordinary book.
It was a long and amazing journey designing the Set for Sweeney Todd. I worked with such a great team, and without them the set wouldn't have been able to come to life! Here are some images from the show! Enjoy ya'bleeders!
I wanted this one to be more elegant this time with a twist of Wonderland coming into it. I made a pair of earrings to match, and I loved the results. This now belongs to the wonderful Yasmin, who took this lovely picture as well, you can check out her photography at