2012 and it’s back to business, back to being a London Children’s Entertainer and puppet lady extraordinaire…
Time to brush off the cobwebs of 2011, throw out the old and bring in the new.
I’ve just taken down my Christmas tree, well better late than never. I was loathe to take it down this year as my darling granddaughter Erykah-Rose was totally fascinated by it and did the most marvellous Donald Duck impressions upon spotting the robins that nestled within its’ branches. I put it up rather late too as the life of a Children’s Entertainer in the Festive Season is rather a busy one and your own celebrations tend to have to wait. So the tree overstayed it’s welcome with permission.
Such a cutie!
So that was the old out. Or was it?
I looked at my skirt that was hanging up, waiting for the next outing at a Children’s birthday party and I saw it with fresh eyes, horrified fresh eyes! My goodness, all my hard work of being a puppeteer/ children’s entertainer and face painter in 2011 showed in that skirt. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.
Evidence of the wear and tear of life as a kids entertainer
Still can’t see it? Let me zoom in for you.
The scars of hard work.
See the patches and tears? That comes from kneeling on the floor. I do that rather a lot when behind a puppet booth when I’m performing a puppet show at a child’s birthday party. Even before the show starts, I do like to sit on the children’s level, it goes with my child-centred philosophy of playing with children rather than merely performing at children. But all this getting down to floor level does take its’ toll on my clothes: my shoes have dents in the toes. Strange side effects from my job!
Anyway I digress. It was time to use the lovely sewing machine that Santa ( well, my lovely partner) had bought me for Christmas. Out with the old skirt, in with the new and improved puppeteer /entertainer skirt.
So here it is.
As you can see, I’m rather partial to a bit of applique ( who wouldn’t want a fire breathing dragon on their skirt? )
I’m sure over the course of 2012, the skirt will evolve. I’ll add bits and pieces to it, inevitably given my obsession with all things crochet, it will acquire a crochet embellishment or two, but this is the start of the new skirt.
I think it’s rather splendid, don’t you? It sure beats having to power dress for the office! This is my sort of power dressing: dressing with imaginative power, the super power to charge little minds with creative visions and fantastical imaginings.
The skirt is on its’ maiden journey today. I’m off this afternoon to entertain , paint faces and do a puppet show in a traditional style puppet booth for a lovely 4 year old girl’s birthday. I shall wear my skirt with immense pride!
Here’s to a splendidly creative 2012. I’m off to breathe fire into the New Year.