Since August, I’ve been surrounded by Christmas Carol.
At home, I’m working on my 1,000,000,000-th revision of a MG Carol retelling (which I love!). By the time I came back for the new season (a week late), CC had already engulfed the entire theatre. It’s not every year we build the beastie from scratch. In fact, this is the first new production my theatre’s had in 16 (or so) years.
It’s a lot of holly.
While I’m normally a firsthand, sewing and assisting a draper, for this show I’m focusing on the painting/ dying/ crafting aspects of my job description. Which is okay by me! I love making beautiful things, but I like making character-appropriate and unusual things even more. So far, most of my craftwork has involved distressing (making things look old) and “moment” creation.
Like I said, it’s a lot of holly.