|Pammy doing a voiceover.|
I used a bread knife to split it and then a hot knife to re-sculpt the cut sides. I didn't have a large enough hot knife to cut the large holes in the rock so I had to use the bread knife again causing foam to fly and and stick to just about everything. Messy, messy, messy!
Once the sculpting was complete I repainted it using a real limestone rock to match the colors just right.You might think a rock as one color like grey, but it's really made up of a variety of colors. You start off off with a middle tone and add colors in washes until the desired effect is achieved. Tedious but necessary. It helps to have some tunes playing to keep you motivated.
The ability to do these things came over time; the result of necessity and also opportunities that came along.
Some of the prop building skills are basic carpentry skills I learned from my father. Others I learned on my own when I was a company member of the Children's Fairytale Theatre at the San Antonio Fine Arts Center way back in the early nineties.
|Pammy's amazing pastries.|
Steve Smith, the director for the RBBBC Clown College (and multi-talented fellow) told us to always have a plan "B" ready to implement. We've taken that advice. Pammy and I have got a plan "B" and "C".
In 1988, when I graduated from college, I had my painting and drawing skills. I saw myself only as an illustrator and a painter. Twenty four years later I've managed to add a few more skills to my repertoire. Pammy has too. I now call myself a freelance artist to cover all things I can do to make a living.
|Running away with the circus!|