... in the case of Mango who has been creating great mischief and thoroughly enjoying her toddler years.
In my case it means I am hard at work on another production for theatre, same company as before, this time producing Arthur Miller's The Crucible. After so much research and design I feel like I could write an essay of American Puritanism and debunking the stereotype of the Thanksgiving Puritan. Needless to say my cast are not monochromatic clones of a iconic misconception but an attempt to replica what they would more likely have looked like, along with a dose of artistic licence for the purpose of illuminating a couple of key characters (I have restrained the artistic licence as much as possible, rest assured).
This has given me much pleasure and a chance to try out a technique of fabric dyeing that I am now in love with - natural plant dyes. I am in the process of stocking up on dye sources, mordants and assistants and getting ready to embark on a dyeing adventure. I have already spent a pleasant two days just toying with what I had in the kitchen already with very pleasing, and usually surprising results. I can't wait to share it with you but I have so much to do and so little time it will be a while yet. I'm just checking in really so y'all remember I exist!