Today was a good day. It involved a yummy breakfast, flip flops, a long walk and studio time. I put my new workbench to use and finished making a new batch of earrings. I've been looking for ways to reuse the pages of an old construction manual that I found at the Brown Elephant a few months back, and this is one example. I think the cut outs from these architectural drawings are interesting. While I was in my studio, I also finished up some boxes (which, hopefully, I can photograph before I go to work tomorrow).
About a month ago, I was taking a stroll around an antique store and found this clunky old tool cabinet. The vendor's grandfather made it in the 1940s. Clunky as it may be, it has lots of great little drawers and nesting trays and secret compartments. So, I adopted it! I finally got it into my studio a couple of weeks ago and it is now home to all of my jewelry making supplies and makes a perfect workbench.
Last night I wrapped up my zoot suit inspired costume design. Okay, more like this morning. How does 3:30 am roll around so quickly when you have a deadline? Part of the cast will be dressed in zoot suits, and others will be in a modern interpretation of the zoot suit. The modern version is a street wear look with baggy clothing, bandanas and chains. I probably could've gone even more baggy on the street wear to mirror the same exaggerated look of the zoot suit... this is where budget comes in... (Oh, Budget!) All the costumes have at least one part that is black and emerald green stripe to exude an OZ feel, since that's part of the show's theme. Dorothy isn't show here in my pictures... but there is a Dorothy.