Wednesday, February 21, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 284


After last week's really creepy whatever that was, here's a normal Game of Thrones doll. Say Hi, to Bran Stark, AKA the 3-eyed Raven.  It's gonna be almost a year, a year, until the final season is on HBO. And who the heck knows how long until the last 2 books are published. Guess I'll have to re-read the books for the fourth time and binge watch the first 7 seasons.


I'm slowly getting stronger after my flu bout. It's been 2 weeks and I'm still tired. Stay healthy, my friends.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 283


Another flood doll or how I felt last week?


photo by Karen Rabb Vance

About not having a post last week: I woke up with a temp of 101 and was pretty much fighting the flu for the next 5 days. I finally felt well enough yesterday to go back to work. I can no longer brag that I never get the flu. I can't remember the last time I came down with it. Maybe 15-16 years ago. The Doctor turned into The Nurse and is heathy as a horse. Oh, Happy Valentine's Day! I got a new digital thermometer, because I used the old so many times the battery wore out. 



Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 282

Today it's WEIRD CAT WEDNESDAY.

This happened on top of the house across the street this morning. No, they do not have cats.


 

Maybe it's the weird moon thing or something.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 281


Haven't had a Game of Thrones action figure in a while.


Say hello to Wun Wun, maybe the last giant in Westros.


 He fought on the side of Snow in the Battle of the Bastards.


Busted down the gates of Winterfell with his bare hands and was shot in the eye with an arrow by Ramsey Bolton. Guess he won't fit in the package if he had an arrow sticking out of his eye.



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESADY, PART 280


Is it Thursday? Finally got a stable internet connection, yeah!

Here's another rescued flood doll.  Devil Baby.

One of the reasons theatre is fun, is you get to make things like this.


We may get more snow overnight. Winter is Here.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 279


Back to the normal Wednesday post. My first assignment this semester was to make this...............................................


Yes, I'm now making weird dolls at work. She's for the opera, which is an Aaron Copeland opera set in the 1930's ( I can't remember the name of it). The doll is a stuffed fiber fill head, covered in scrape muslin. With a 2-piece outfit made from torn strips for fabric. I used a 12" long piece of wood from the scene shop as her body, tied a scrape of muslin around her "chest" for arms, did the same thing for legs. Her hair is yarn that I made into tracks--AKA a weave--and hand stitched onto her head. Cost of project---zero.


Last week at this time(11am) it just stopped snowing, today it's going to be 72! Insane!



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY...NOPE, WEIRD WEATHER!


Here in the Deep South ( almost Florida) we're having a strange cold snap. It's dropping into   the mid-20's overnight. I woke up this morning to frozen rain.


 Icicles on my roof.


 Ice covering the trash can.


 Ice everywhere. Around 9:30am, I looked out the window and it was SNOWING!!!!!!!!!The last time that happened was 1989! We ran outside, along with half the neighbors, to enjoy the snow.


 

 Big fat flakes! The Doctor is walking in the street.



 The deck out the back window.


 The back steps.


 Snow on the palmetto palms.


 The saucer filled up, so.................................


I made a snowball. An icy snowball, would have made a good snow cone, but I throw it at The Doc.

When I went to work at 1pm, snow was still on the ground, at 5pm it was pretty much all gone. Now it's going to be a very cold night. There were also something like 85 accidents this morning. People here don't know how to drive in ice and snow. Good news, by next Monday it will be 68! 


Stay warm, and drive safely if you're in the storm zone!