Friday, August 24, 2012

G-man 55

It's a G-man 55 Flash Friday kind of a day!

If you haven't checked out the G-man, well, you REALLY should!
(and I said that on a Thursday!)

Here's his prompt and my 55 words!

It was a love-hate affair. 
 Marge knew the risks.
She couldn't stop herself.
 He made her feel not so alone.
But the morning she discovered her Maybelline #264 eyebrow pencil-
purchased with a weeks worth of foregone lunches-
chewed to destruction on the kitchen counter, 
she knew in her heart that mouse had to go.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Commedia dell'Arte-CHAOS Style!

My dearly beloved, smelly old, rotting commedia garb coat from the 80's
and my latest thrift find shoes!

Commedia dell'Arte, a style of theatre originating for the larger part in 16th century Italy
is one of my great passions.  I cut my theatre teeth in a commedia troupe and have always loved it
 best of any style of acting.

Consisting of stock characters and extremely physical and fast paced execution, theatre of dell'Arte
is a life long study of movement, improv and timing.

I am extremely fortunate, in my position as director of Royal Fairytale Theatre and
Pirates of CHAOS Productions to be able to offer my students classes in this art.

We spent the summer on LADY AND THE LEGUME and had a wonderful outdoor production!

Production night Lady and the Legume

This week, I brought my teen troupe, COMMEDIA DOLLS, into the community to offer
 a mask making workshop with a focus on the traits and characteristics 
common to the dell'Arte.

Here are some photos from the day!

Yes, indeed, I am truly Blessed to be able to keep the commedia alive
with such an excellent troupe of teens, passing it down so it won't be forgotten.

And for the Creative Soul I am truly thankful.

Me, eons ago..........  *sigh*

Sunday, August 5, 2012


What a fun and creative day today is going to be!

My lovely Goat Sister, Teresa from
is the featured artist for the Sunday Challenge over at

Please do take a moment to check out both sites.
You will love and be inspired by the beauty and diversity of  the work.

I'd like to take a moment to thank all those blog artists who provide us with weekly challenges.
Their willingness to do the extra work gives people like me a reason to create.
And while we all are creating constantly inside our's lovely to have a reason to set it forth and know someone else out there cares.
(We artists are sensitive like that.)  ;)
They have my humble gratitude!

And so.......on with Teresa's show!

There are a number of photographs to choose from today.
Here's my pick of Teresa's work.

Forgotten    Razzamadazzle

It's not so bad as it looks, really.
One grows accustomed, even comes to revel, in the hush.
I never was much one for neatness
and the cant of the carved granite bearing my name
affords me an unseasoned view.
"Tilting at tombstones." I once said aloud.
But there was no one there to hear my quixotic jest.
It is a long time, this eternity,
just me and my musings.
But there is the coming of  cool rain in the air
and when strangers happen by
they become friends.
~MF 2012
To the Sisterhood of the Goat