Monday, April 13, 2020

Today's photos

Heather Malone's wonderful Candyland Live was held one year ago today.
Most people remember this as the show where Jackie Rossi debuted her giant, killer robot...
and I showed a sixteen model parade entry that took up an entire table.
However, those were just two of the day's many amazing and creative entries.
I really love this kind of performance class list, which is probably why I have enjoyed the Shelter & Share Challenge and April Photo Challenge so much. For all intents and purposes, this is themed, live show performance showing at home, a perfect distraction for this long month of forced isolation.
That said, neither of today's photos are particularly performance-y. The prompt for the April Photo Challenge was "Marguerite Henry Model." I'd already used a picture of my Stormy models with Stormy Misty's Foal for "Model From a Book," so I wanted to do something that looked substantially different. I tried photographing Misty standing on top of A Pictorial Life Story of Misty. That was acceptable. It met the requirements of the prompt, but there was no degree of difficulty and certainly no Wow Factor.
I am all about Wow Factor, so I went back and tried again. This is the same model with the same book, but I like this image a lot better.
The Shelter & Share prompt was "Social Distancing Conga." It took me a long time to think of an idea for this one, but eventually I hit on the idea of a toilet paper conga. Of course, this meant I had to make a whole bunch of tiny toilet paper rolls.
It reminded me of the time I made a million little candy packets for a Candyland jump.
Or that other time when I made a thousand snails to torment Erin for the Rocky Mountain Spring Fling Outhouse class.
Of course, that just reinforces my point. These photo challenges are just live show performance classes held at home. It's not as much fun as getting together in person...
But for now, it'll do.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing new performance show posts never gets old! Hope someday to make it to one of those amazing Colorado shows you guys have!