Sunday, December 02, 2007

bunny ears.

I was bored today, and ended up attacking a hoodie - it now has bunny ears and an octopus patch(that I got in a recent Sampler, but I don't know who made it!) that I coloured with markers. The ears aren't a perfect olive green match, but that's what happens when your fabric choices are limited to your laundry basket.

My mirror is not as dirty as it looks.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Because sometimes, you just have to make something really goofy.

I'm off to Burning Man tomorrow. If you see this chalkboard around, it's my camp.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

the laramie project

I never actually took any pictures of The Laramie Project, which I designed in February at Whittier College. I found a picture of it on FaceBook, though.

It's designed with stock seating platforms and legs - I wanted a disjointed sterility to it all. We had planned on adding more "human" elements to it with chairs and lighting and other such props, but it didn't end up happening. There were bare lightbulbs above the stage- "the lights of Laramie." It was all very simple, but I think it worked well.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

romeo and juliet

Twelve hours at the theatre today and I am so sore. Still, this show got changed over from Shrew in a week and a half, and that is pretty awesome. My tech director kicks ass(I'm not just saying that because he may eventually read this).

setting up. if you look closely, you can almost hear stage technicians cursing my name.


This picture makes my set look like Shrew.

this is the first romeo I've ever seen look awesome with his shirt off.

I keel you.

Dead people.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

my apartment and taming of the shrew

This was the wall I fell in love with.

All that stuff is built in. Cute.

Yes, the kitchen has pink accents.

Did you really think I was kidding when I said "my bathroom is ugly"?

Okay, this is the last time I post stuff from Shrew - but the set's actually completed here!

I'm really fond of that underwear.

Yay, stagehands.

The joint compound does look like zombie claw marks.

Because lighting designers make things purple and pretty.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

theatre work

I'm sorry I haven't posted much about crafty stuff! I've been busy this summer with theatre work, and so my crafty sewing time has been being spent out in the hot sun painting sets. I love it.

Here are some pictures from Taming of the Shrew, which I designed(and painted) the set for at Shakespeare Orange County.

That's Shrew so far. I'm scrambling to paint it before opening next week.

All the stuff that might look somewhat scaffoldingish is intentional. The set build actually is complete.

Walls. With plants.

My really cute paint assistant, Katie.

A couple bannerish drops

This is me and a doughnut.

The best thing about working outdoors is shirtless carpenters.

I love summer.

Monday, May 21, 2007

alien! bunny!

Hi guys, I made an alien bunny.

He has a nubby tail.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Playing the Saw - part 1

So, I got my bow today, and thus begins another possibly tragic musical journey. For anyone who isn't aready privy to my musical background, I'm a terrible musician. I have attempted to play five instruments, with formal classes in three of them(organ, classical guitar, drums), required classes for another(the recorder) and a somewhat involuntary assignment in a marching band for the last(the melodica). Perhaps it is only normal for a pair of chinese parents to really want their kid to play an instrument well, thus my parentally enforced affairs with numerous musical instruments, but I sorta, kinda, really do want to learn how to play something. They did give up on me eventually, and besides a half hearted stab at the violin, my brother didn't turn out to be a musical prodigy either.

Oh, and to throw something else into the mix, I'm slightly tone deaf. Not badly. I put in two years as a sound technician, with some freelance stuff afterwards, and I don't recall ever being cursed off the board during a sound check. So, I'm a bad musician, but I haven't given up hope.

So, why the saw? Well, first, it seemed interesting, and watching/listening to Irina Bjorklund play it was pretty rad. Secondly, it wasn't much of a monetary investment. Third, if I really fuck up, I'm still left with something with purpose. I mean, it's a saw. It cuts wood.

After reading a couple articles, I decided it was unnecessary to purchase an actual musical saw until I was capable of soliciting some sort of sound out of a ordinary tool. So, for now, I am armed with a 26 inch Stanley handsaw, a cheap cello bow and a chunk of rosin.

So, things I've managed to do so far in regards to my new hobby.

- I got it to make noise. It's not a terribly pleasant noise. It's relatively high pitched, and prolonged. I'm working on this.

- I stabbed my left thumb and scratched the top of my right hand. I then decided that taping the side of the saw with teeth would be a fairly wise move.

- I trimmed the edge off a shelf. No really, it needed to be trimmed.

More updates as time permits.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


This is Tim. I'm not certain what sort of creature he is, but he has tadpole-esque qualities. Made from a couple recycled sweaters.