Sunday, January 22, 2012

Inspiration, Sketches and Family Fun!

I had a very fun week last week. First, last Sunday night, we went to Hollywood to see:

Jim got tickets for the whole family for Christmas. It was at the Kodak Theater on Hollywood Blvd. That's the same theater where they hold the Academy Awards. It's a BEAUTIFUL old theater! We had great seats, right down in the orchestra section.

It was amazing! It's so hard to describe what it was like... it was a sensory overload and made my mind open to all different kinds of possibilities. I saw things that I wouldn't have thought were possible. It was very entertaining, a wonderful show, and a great evening! I'm telling all the guys at work that they need to take their wives/girlfriends for Valentine's day.

Only a few days later, I went with my mom and dad to see Cat's at the OC Performing Arts Center. It was a GREAT show! I didn't know what it was about and was a little confused in the opening scenes. With the space ship taking off, I didn't know whether it was going to take place on another planet, or if the Cats were aliens. On top of that I thought they were saying the cats were "angelical" or "evangelical"... turns out they are just "jellical," hahaha! I still don't know what the deal was with the space ship, but they are on Earth and the Cats are cats. It was my dad's first Broadway play, and my mom's second. They both really enjoyed the show. (Not as much as Jacob's shows, of course)

From great works flows great inspiration! Here is my start on a couple of new She Art girls. This first one features Scarlett, the female lead in Iris:

This second one is inspired by Cats... Hmmm... This one needs work. The cat needs a more cat like pose. The background needs more interesting content too. BTW, did you know that the play Cats is inspired by a book by T.S. Eliot?

I hope everyone has a great week and stays dry!


BethieJ said...

Joni it sounds like you had a WONDERFUL weekend! I LOVE your she art drawings.. I cant wait to see them finished!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Mary said...

Sounds just wonderful! So glad you were able to spend the time with your parents. I too can't wait to see your SheArts! I can't wait to see you to do the clothes. They both look very challenging for me.