Stratford

Yesterday, mom, Jane and I went to Stratford, Ontario, to see Dangerous Liaisons.     It was a hugely fun day, we saw a great and exciting play, beautifully acted.   I couldn’t take pictures, you’ll have to trust me.   But, before we went to the play, Jane arranged for us to go on the Costume and Prop Warehouse Tour.   There, you can take all the pictures you want.   You can’t imagine all the costumes!   It an assault to the eyes, all the vivid color and beautiful designs.   Everyone leaves there thinking how dull we all dress, and how can we spiff up our wardrobes?

racks

There are racks upon racks of costumes, beautiful to look at, but we’re not allowed to touch!

cloaks

Just a few of the capes and cloaks.

Most costumes are hanging on racks, but many are displayed to get a closer look.

copper dress

They do rent some of the costumes for small productions.   I’m wondering if they would rent them for everyday use.

samuri

I’m thinking perhaps this Samuri outfit for a job interview.

as you like itThe detail is much more than I expected.   Many of the costumes are very heavy.   corpse

They also have tons of props, I liked this corpse.

The best part is at the end of the tour, where they have several racks of costumes you can not only touch, but try on!

dressing

A couple of the women getting ready for that big date.

Jane in purple

Jane, resplendent in purple, showing off the beautiful lining.   You wouldn’t believe how heavy these things are!   How can the actors act, with all this hanging on them?

me in white

I chose a beautiful white robe, to offset the blue hair.

hat

A good hat for a bad hair day.

If you ever get a chance to catch a play at the Stratford Festival, do it.   It’s a great time.

Nature atc’s

Our theme for the latest set of artists’ trading cards is nature, and boy did I have a hard time with it.   I’ve made two sets, I’m not real thrilled with either of them.

The first set is called Ode to Eva Gabor:

nature atc one

nature atc one close up

Text taken from Green Acres theme song written by Vic Mizzy.

The second set I call Everything Dies:

nature atc two

nature atc two close up

I’m happier with the second set, though they are very simple, rubber stamps on mulberry paper.

Where I stood, with unattractive tan lines

geranium feet

Loving the way geraniums bloom all summer long, hating the way my socks and Chuck Taylor hi-tops leave me with tan legs and white feet.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Where I stood, officiating….

six feet

Interesting variety of feet, no?   Four of these feet belong to a couple of wedding heads, Kari and Patrick.   They finally tied the knot on Thursday!   Kari and Patrick threw this wedding together in three weeks, and it could not have been more perfect if they had spent a year planning it.

I knew they were planning on a small wedding, mostly family with a few close friends, so I figured inviting the landlords was probably not high on the list.   But then, Kari and Patrick did me a huge honor.   They asked me to officiate!!   Kari had done her research,   and with her help I became a minister in the Universal Life Church.   Kari got to know the very kind gentleman behind the counter at the local branch of the county clerk’s office, and everything is official, Patrick and Kari are married!

ceremony

Don’t they look elegant?   Fortunately, I already owned the robe.   It was a beautiful day, and every detail went off without a hitch.   Can you say “without a hitch” when two people get hitched?

kiss

We did the ceremony beside the Detroit River.   Don’t you just love this photo?

Everyone who knows Kari and Patrick knows they belong together, and they figured out the most perfect way to do it!

twirl

Afterwords, a beautiful reception at Le Petit Zinc, a lovely and very small restaurant in Detroit.   If you ever get a chance, check out this tiny restaurant, the food is wonderful!

Congratulations, Kari and Patrick!!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.