Careful Papa Bear, them’s hot! 🔥
When stuck in lockdown making tiny clothes with tiny hems and no pins and your iron is in your workshop where you’re not allowed to go...innovative idea #473826278...Use your ceramic hair straighteners that you never use for their intended purpose anyway.😃👍👌
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Having a hiatus from the cardboard and looking at costume. I have next to no sewing stuff at home so resorting to the tiny travel sewing kit I keep in an old film roll tub. Remember them? Very handy for lots of tiny things. I have no pins so safety pins will have to do. I could probably sneak in to my workshop without meeting a soul but part of the fun is only using what you have round you. I may in future keep more making tools at home but how often will we be stuck in a global pandemic lockdown? That’s almost a rhetorical question. And, yes that is old pants I’m using for material. They are clean though, promise.
#usingwhatyougot #isolationproject #isolationcreation #pants #costume #props #propmaker #making #maker #improvise
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Got some rad speakers to go with my stereo. Awesome!
Sorry, I’ve been watching Australian stand up. It’s rubbing off. 😂
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The first few months of 2019 have seen a few changes happening. After the bizz of last year, I found myself lacking in the work department and wondering how to remedy it. Doing all the networking and contacting and harassing folk until they give in, I've still a way to go but after a few fortuitous meetings, I feel I've made some headway. In the meantime, I have a new workshop!
After taking over my mum's garage and house to make the Touring Network Box, I felt it was time to get a better/bigger space than my tiny spare room. My mum thought it wise too as I don't think she would happily let me make such a mess again! So after a bit of thinking, I asked the good folks at Surge if they would let me use some of their cavernous space at the new HQ in Cadogan Street. Fortunately, they said yes and we struck a deal. I've spent the last month or so moving things in bit by bit, buying new tools and thinking of new projects. I've got some new puppet making on the horizon with Mother's Ruin performer Jessica Innes, so fun times ahead.
I'm a big fan of Instagram and have documented how I've been getting on in my Insta @PigsticksP. I've also joined in this year's March Meet the Maker Instagram challenge. Set up by artist Joanne Hawker, she invites makers of every discipline all around the world to post an image or video a day with prompts that she's given in a list for the whole month of March. It's been really interesting and inspiring seeing people's work, methods and spaces. I do love a monthly challenge as it really gets you focused.
To make this blog a bit more interesting (hopefully!) I'm now going to post my Instagram ramble posts here. There's supposed to be an app that can do it automatically but I'm not convinced. Anyway, will see if it works! If you'd like to see what I've posted for the first half of the month, go to my @PigsticksP Instagram account here and if you're already on Insta, give me a follow to continue reading my very interesting ramblings.