Aida Set Design

July 17, 2010

Theatre Tech Assignment

It’s a little rough around the edges, but you get the idea.

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FunBun

July 6, 2010

I recently came up with a new, creative way to do my hair. Super easy.

  1. Put hair in a bun.
  2. Take a long (at least 3 feet), narrow (6-8 inches) scarf, preferably made out of a lightweight silk-like fabric.
  3. Place the middle of the scarf at the base of the bun then wrap the scarf up and around to the top of the bun. Tye (not a knot).
  4. With one side of the scarf cover the bun. Since you tied it at the top it should just be going straight down. Make sure to cover the bun on either side. hold with hand.
  5. Using the other side of the scarf do another wrap completely around the bun. Keep going around until you get to the bottom of the bun where the first side is hanging down.
  6. Tye.

Now you have a creative and elegant up do.

Kind of reminds me of Sailor moon.

July 5, 2010

Yes, after a long awaited arrival I am back. I am back to the business of informing others of things I am intrigued by. As of late I have been into Tarot cards. I recently received the Aleister Crowley Throth deck as a gift. I have spent hours examining each card’s art work, each one is so exquisite and detailed that they open your mind to new thought possibilities. My favorite is The Aeon A.K.A. the XX of Trumps. The reason this card is particularly fascinating is because of the use of Egyptian symbols and gods. Also the bright color and contrasting dark blue grab my eyes attention. I love the starry night effect above the being’s head. As a whole this deck is very well constructed the different suits are expressed with vivacity and a clear crisp message is understood even by the most un-trained tarot card readers. When conducting a reading one who has not yet committed each cards meaning to memory might refer to a book. I am using one called ‘Tarot Basics’ and is is all right yet the flowerly language is hard to follow. However because the Crowley deck is so visually stimulating is is enitrely possible to do a reading where the person being read can look at the picture and interpret it for themselves. Ideally, both methods are interwoven to create a highly personalized and informative reading.

Yesterday in Tech we had meeting about next years shows. I went to the costume designers meeting, naturally. The line up goes something like this: Huckleberry Fin (boring), I forget the name but we are just going to rent all the costumes (boring-ER), I remember mama (1930’s women from the middle of nowhere…. thrilling.) and finally, Aladdin.

When asked what I wanted to work on I jumped on Aladdin.

Later I found out that one of my best friends, Pailin, will be directing it.

Pai’s mom owns a store on Haight where they sell imports from India, Thailand, and other countries that have the same feel as the Arab culture. (FYI Aladdin is set in fictional Arabian city, Agrabah.)

So here how it is all going to be set up. I draw what it will all look like then I assign underclassmen to do the drab work. The strange thing is I was the only one who jumped at the idea of being the head haunch. Everyone else either wanted to work a different show or they would take any show– as long as they were and assistant.

Thank you Multiverse!

I love you too.

India, My Love.

April 22, 2010

The colors, the colors really catch my eye. I also love the intricate details such as beads sewn on to the fabric to create a textured pattern. If I were to do a india inspired line of clothing then I would incorporate the bold colors with simple colors like black, white or grey. I would incorporate the sheer fabric and long scarves but I would add more folds and form fitting features. 

The jewelry from India is also very note-worthy. Most of the pieces i have seen from india are very unique. They are so beautiful that they would easily be paired with a simple black dress and there you go– an elegant evening outfit. I love the fact that they use real stones and crystals, I believe that crystals emit energy that effects the person wearing it. Right now I am wearing rose quarts, turquoise and tourmaline.

In fact Thor hates it. I placed a one dollar bill in front of him and he dind’t even look at it. Then I placed a ten and he showed the same reaction. I moved it close to his nose and as he caught a whiff of it’s evil aroma he veered his head back in disgust.

What does this say?

Place a ten dollar bill in font of anyone who understands what money is and they’ll at least look at it. Most would go so far as to steal it. If you past the obvious and use critical thinking I have concluded that it is perfectly possible to live happily without money.

On the subject of money… earlier today I was on the phone with this lady from the Academy of art university and we were talking about their summer art classes. I heard (from a reliable source) they were free and when I looked it up they were 532 dollars. She told me that “nothing is free” I replied with “Well it depends where you look” and then she blabbed on about what a good opportunity this is. She then used an example “If there was an acting class for $500 dollars and it was taught by Robin Williams then I would jump in the opportunity!”

“haha well that’s funny because he has so much money it would be a waist of his time! If that is what he really wanted to do he would do it for free.”

So there — “money is not trade able because it is changeable.” -Kiron Wagner

Why am I here?

April 21, 2010

Spooky action at a distance

Golden Park

April 21, 2010

One day in Golden Gate Park I drew this… \

…and met a lovely young man who happens to live in the ‘neib.

Art Show Party @ FGW

April 20, 2010

One fine evening whilst I rendezvous at a near-by art show/party a man with a camera approached me. He said he had a fashion blog and wanted to know what I was wearing, “ummm… english school boy shoes and the rest if from goodwill… or borrowed from my friends” I replied. Here is the sight: http://fordiedinosaurs.blogspot.com/?zx=4641f28172cd4d5a

Red

April 20, 2010

The other day I was looking at how Victorian people wore clothes with a lot of buttons. I took that idea and combined it with a red flower. this is what I came up with…

…I want those shoes so bad!