Wednesday, October 20, 2010

In the studio this week...


 I have been trying to sneak out to the studio in bits and pieces to try to finish up some of the projects I have been working on.  I was pleased to finish the class sample for Kim's event in March and now I just needed to finish this lady for the upcoming workshop in New Jersey!   I am so excited about this 2 day workshop which will consist of a little bit of everything and will take place in the Lemoncholy Studio.  Kecia Deveney was so sweet to invite me to her studio to teach 14 wonderful women.  We thought it would be fun to give the workshop a theme and because Phantom of the Opera is near and dear...we went with that.   It's funny though...as much as I love Phantom, when it came time to choose fabrics for the costuming of our Phantom piece I really struggled.  



I didn't know whether to do "dark and dangerous" or "sweet and innocent".  I took to the internet and YouTube.  There are some wonderful clips from the movie there.  My favorite is the Masquerade number.  I could watch it over and over.  I thought I might make her costuming "Masqueradish" but then thought not as it is really just a small piece of the puzzle.  So I studied and watched and dug deep into my memory of the times I have been fortunate to see the show on stage....

I decided to go with the sweet and beautiful side of the movie.  The innocence of Christine and the beauty of her costuming, always gorgeous pale colors with lush trims, ribbons and flowers.



And she had to have a cape!


Now I am just going to count down the days until January...

13 comments:

Dede Warren said...

Oh Colleen, she's beautiful! The Jersey girls are going to love your class!

kecia said...

she's wonderful; your intuition of sweet and innocent was right no! she's very lovely - can't wait for the others to see her!

kecia said...

oh and i forgot to say, i love the cape! bravo!

natalie hansen said...

Beautiful!! I still need to finish my birdie girl!! I need to have you show me how to attach her skirt... xoxo Nat

La Doña Jenny said...

The birdie girl is so cute. I wish I could attend one of your workshops. Maybe if you ever come to California I can attend. Love your work. Take care.

Jenny

Robin Thomas said...

So so so beautiful Colleen!

Robin Sanchez said...

Im excited to attend your class at Kims event!! I can hardly wait.
Robin

Anonymous said...

Your chirping Christine is fabulous... LOVE her. One of these days, I'm gonna follow you somewhere to take your class... maybe the Moulin Rouge in March. (O:

CINNIBONBON said...

Beautiful!!!

WW said...

Gorgeous.

Diana said...

Oh my you have done it again, Colleen, and created such a charming character. I would like to have a cape just like that...does it come in my size?
Hugs
Diana

Iva Wilcox said...

She so sweet and I love the colors! Nice job on the cape too! Now...back to work!!
~ Iva

Anonymous said...

Wow so beautiful. She truly evokes Christine. Can't wait until March!
Valita

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