A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM 2018 INK BOOKPLATE
|12" 18" Black Ink Drawing on 5 Panels of Bristol Board|
These drawings are usually reminiscent of something in my life over the past year but this year I decided to create my drawing about my favorite Shakespeare comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream." I have been dreaming myself of directing this magical show but had to face the sad fact, I really can't take on the task. I've directed and performed in lots of shows and love live theater but i think it's time to focus on other things.
|A Victorian Toy Theater|
One of the reasons I fell in love with this project is a childhood toy I once had and lost years ago. My parents recognized my love of live theater when I was small and purchased me a Barbie Theater complete with scenery and elegant costumes for Barbie and Ken. I still have many of the original costumes but sadly, the theater itself was left behind in the old country school house I attended as a child. That country school has long been vacant and is falling down. I have searched for this toy online and at antique shops. Some sprout up from time to time on the internet at ridiculous prices.
|Starting my first panel layout|
|Building the upper arch of my proscenium|
|Cutting out portions of the proscenium|
|The second panel curtains with Titania and Bottom|
|Creating the scenery trees and stage for the Rude Mechnicals|
|The moon backdrop|
|The 5 cutout panels for my toy theater|
This was a amazingly fun creation and I'm more determined than ever to create myself a wooden, toy theater with backdrops, scenery and characters from lots of special plays.
This is typically my last, major creation for the year so I'd like to thank everyone who follows my random posts, my Pinterest and Etsy sites, travels to see me at art shows and all of you who support Flying Shoes Art Studio