...is exactly what it sounds like.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
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After a crazy few weeks working crazy hours on American Buffalo, and a couple weeks recovery, I am happy to say that the Thrift Share is back! My friends came up from New York a few weeks ago to see a couple shows in the area (including mine), and of course we managed to squeeze in some thrifting. That means new kitchen wares! Hooray!
First up, my two latest additions to my cast iron collection. First is an 8" generic one that is made in Korea and in excellent shape.I bought this at the Goodwill Outlet, because it was so heavy they sold it to me for $1.99 instead of the pound rate.
Funny how thrifting trips will have themes to them. In addition to cast iron, I purchased a few avocado items. At Savers, I picked up two small Pyrex canisters with the avocado lids. I already have two of the larger sizes so these are a nice addition to the others.
The Goodwill by the pound also yielded a small soup Thermos. Also, in avocado!
I limited myself to only one single gelatin mold. This classic heart shaped one. It was $1.
I'll be linking up with Apron Thrift Girl now that her interwebs are back online after her move. Hopefully now that my life has calmed down a smidge, I'll be back to regular posts and catching up on y'alls blogs.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
After a 16 year hiatus I have started designing sets again in addition to my usual costume design gigs. Before the big summer production hits, I am cutting my teeth on Elm Shakespeare's current project American Buffalo. While at first glance, it seems like a small play, it has been a big challenge to get a 1970's junk shop installed in the Kehler Liddel Gallery.
How does one go from this...
First, you treat it like an art installation. I call it: "American Junk Shop." For me American Buffalo represents beginning of the journey of where we are as a Nation today. The 70's are the beginning of the end of the American Dream. For more of my thoughts on the play check out my previous post: American Buffalo An Introduction.
Once we got all of the furniture over to the Gallery, I started dressing the set. I've managed to gather various things from home, thrift stores, Yale, and a generous donation from some thrifting buddies. Because we are not able to install a full scale junk shop, I had to abstract the junk around the edges to suggest that there is more junk beyond what you see.