Hey All! Today I went with my mom to get her Christmas present from me. I designed her a tattoo. I chatted with her about it and she wanted one that was pretty, delicate and about her kids.
Today I am posting a picture of a 7' x 7' drop I painted for Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Sadly it was cut from their production of Julius Caesar, but not before I finished it. It was nice practice in drop preparation and cartoon style line work. I wouldn't chalk it up to a total loss, they might use it sometime in the future and I had a really fun time painting it!
If you are one of Our Fair Cities' loyal policies you should take a little time out of your day to explore the image board I've been curating about the world in and around the HartLife tower. The Our Fair City Pinterest board will take you through some icy imagery that informs the way I see the world outside of the tower. Some of the imagery comes from the exterior of formerly burning buildings in the winter to the interior of a thawing meat packing plant in Chicago, to the Antarctic where huge waves are frozen in time.
I enjoy sculpting this visual world along with many of our other very talented visual artists. You can check their websites out here...
Dann OFC's Visual Art Director
Spoiler Alert: Julius Caesar Dies
Hey All! I have got my fingers in a lot of pies as of late. I am rocking out the freelancing lifestyle while our shop has hit the slowness of February. I have had the joy to work at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre with their props department. I always enjoy working as a props painter. The items I get to paint are often fun and have great back stories that I can illuminate with paint. For Julius Caesar I got to paint a burnt-out car, a hot dog cart that got blown up and rioted around, and a corpse. Fun times all around :)
These are Creative Times
Steph has worked in the Chicago storefront theatre scene for the past 12 years mastering how to do it good, quick, and cheap.
She received her BFA in Scenic Design/Art from the University of Illinois - Urbana.
In addition to Scenic Art, Steph is a resident Jill-of-all-trades and an avid traveler on her way to relocating to the Pacific Northwest.
Follow her adventures on Instagram at @char.darling .
Thanks much to all of my friends and family for their continued support!
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