Saturday, 20 November 2010
On my way to the post office in Letchworth Garden City this morning I was startled to find myself face to face with... ME! A life sized figure has been fashioned out of sticky tape - along with ten other figures of local and historical interest. It was a bizarre situation! And yet a rather a lovely honour. I particularly liked the "Mustard" Jacket (which I often wear, although the concept has been taken rather literally here with a jacket fashioned from Coleman's Mustard labels!)
This sticky tribute is the transparent work of Selina and Scarlett from the Letchworth Arts Centre, who helped me with the World War Two project in schools earlier this year. It is part of an ongoing project leading to an exhibition in April.
Other figures include Raymond Unwin and Barry Parker (architects of Letchworth), Nigel Hawthorne (who lived locally) and Annie Kenney, a suffragette. Happily I am one of only 2 out 11 who is still alive...
Monday, 8 November 2010
The concerts are over... and today I feel happy, tired and a bit bereft! All went really well and you can read all about it at:
ELLA BELLA BALLERINA
(Just click on the words for a link)
To everyone who came along: Thank you! It was a wonderful experience...
Friday, 5 November 2010
I'm so excited that this weekend is finally here (although extremely nervous). On Sunday the "Stories from the Ballet" will finally take place after months and months of planning and hard work. I'm lucky to be able to have this opportunity of working with such lovely and talented people - the de Havilland Philharmonic are a fine orchestra.
It's going to be hard to paint along to this music: the scores by Tchaikovsky are so beautiful I will have to remember why I am on stage with a paint brush in my hand. I'll probably start conducting with it if I'm not careful!
Here's a sketch for a scene from Swan Lake. For more information, do visit my ELLA BELLA site.
And although almost 700 tickets are sold, there are still a few tickets left if you are local and can go. See the advert on this site for details. This unique event will never be repeated!
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