April Culmination Blog Entry

The April Culmination Blog Entry, a nice cheap easy way to write a quick note about what happened this month and how it flew by all too fast.

     The Bunny Hop Revue was a wonderful success! Manuela’s efforts in combination with all the performers who gave of their time and skill were able to scare up $500  to benefit Amy Budd’s upcoming play, The Thing That Ate My Brain…Almost. 

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The Bunny Hop Revue: Burlesque Bunnies for Brains

And now an important announcement!!It will be easiest to paraphrase Manuela’s “rallying the troops in a good cause letter”.

Once again I find myself organizing an event for a cause near and dear to my heart. My friend, the fabulously talented Amy Lynn Budd, has written & produced a play called “The Thing That Ate My Brain….Almost”.

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Geisha Godzilla

The dance freak in my house has been keeping rat maze crazy the last few weeks with costume work. The newest effort turned out for a burlesque gig was what we call Geisha Godzilla.

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Louisiana Flower Becomes New Pack Member

Chance passed away about a month and a half ago and his presence and the life he imparted to the house has been sorely missed. As this is a two dog house, a space was open for a new member. That new member, Daisy, arrived last weekend.

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Two Belts and a Beer

Just completed two belts for costuming.

The first one is for belly dancing. The backing is a richly textured rust corduroy like material on which was laid a yellow satin.  Alternating fringe and matching trim were all hand sewn to this base and some coins were laced through the longer trim.

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Lips, Arms, Eyes and Voila…Meet Terrance!

Today is the last entry, hooray! So the lips first. After determining how long the lip line was, I cut some fleece into the shape of a flattened oval. It was then rolled up and a quick stitch applied to hold the general shape.

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Older than Dirt and Kid Zombie Vid

Interesting news from the spawn front. I am now officially older than dirt as my eldest son, Matthew,  and his lovely wife are going to be three instead of two. Grandpa? Ouch!!

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: Skinning Snags and Hair Pieces

Time to skin the puppet! Sounds nasty but we are not taking it off, we are putting it on! I am using a piece of anti-pill fleece with a rather bright green color with some mottling.

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TempleCon: The Temple of Steam

February 7, 2009, Providence, Rhode Island TempleCon, now having completed its fourth incarnation, is a gaming festival, a social celebration and basically a three-day party.  They got continuous gaming, live music, and this year some live performances…. cabaret style!!!

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: The Neck and Body

I am going to be gluing the cloth neck tube today. This is the piece of material that your arm will be closest to. The body of the puppet will be placed over this. The neck piece is 17 inches long and 18 inches for the width about the skull.

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