Thursday, December 08, 2011


In Costume

Tonight is dress rehearsal and there are performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday of my local Nutcracker show with me making a cameo as a, gasp, adult in the party scene. More importantly my younger son plays the eponymous Nutcracker. Kudos to him--it is a lot of hard work, especially as finals have started this week and he has a head cold.
I enjoy my minute or two in the limelight, something that comes as an absolute surprise to me. I was the kid who detested the school play but now I've discovered that although I'm a little nervous right before curtain time, I've finally learned not to care so much about how I seem to the audience. One good thing that came with age, I guess.
The picture is of me in my dress. I had to take it home to hem the skirt so I was able to pose in front of the bathroom mirror. For tonight's dress rehearsal I'll look much the same except I'll be wearing makeup (tons) and will remember hopefully to take my watch off! Getting my hair to cooperate into a bun shape is a bit of a challenge! It always has a tendency to escape from all attempts at control. I plan to spray (Aqua Gel believe it or not!), gel, tie, twist and hair net into submission. Kind of like wrestling with a python.
Wish me luck.


PamelaArtsinSF said...

Good luck!!!! Love the self portrait. So sorry we couldn't connect in time, I hope.

phonelady said...

LOL wrestling with a python !!! that is a good one .

Blu said...

Hi, love those airport shots, and I envy you in the play, in a scary way!

Teo said...

You look wonderful!!! Good luck, I'm sure you'll do great!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Good luck - I'm sure you andyour son will both be wonderful in your parts!

JL said...

I can't believe you took a self portrait and actually posted it on your blog. Congratulations, you look great.

Although I maintain you are one of those people photographs just don't do justice.