I am always delighted and thrilled when my blog readers search me out at the CASTLE. Unfortunately I am not always there... But this last weekend I was lucky enough to have one of my youngest readers (she's 10!) come by with her parents (who also read my blog) to say hello! HI GABRIELLA! Isn't she adorable with her new kitty puppet?
On Tuesday five women and I played paper dolls at the CASTLE! Truly I think this was one of the best classes I have taught yet! We spent happy hours playing 'costume mistresses' changing outfits as the whim inspired us! Even I got to create a new costume for my sample... see last photo ~ taking this project a whole new direction, using masks!
Thaumatrope's were part of Victorian magic; tiny paper whimsies that spin and create new images. (see first image) I am completely enchanted by these vintage examples from Richard Balzer's Collection. Truly DELIGHTFUL!!! (Via)
First image set below flips with second set below, to create new images...