Thursday, 7 June 2012

Flying in New York...

So here I am, I've landed in New York and whats the first thing I do- get on a trapeze!!!

TSNY are an aerial company whose Flying Trapeze rig is set up on a rooftop along the harbour. When you leave the platform and fly trhough the air, your heading towards Downtown. 
We started the class of with a few swings, hanging from the bar by our knees just to get use to the sensation. I've done Flying bfore in London with Gorilla Circus but that was almost 2 years ago so it was really exciting to do it again.
Once we had mastered our swing we got the chance to fly in to the arms of our catcher who was on the other trapeze. This was my favourite part of the lesson, I could have done it all day! :)
I loved it, the location was really cool, and the staff were all very frindly. So if you're ever in New York City and feel like doing something a little different- give them a try!!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Bricks, Bricks, Bricks...

Bricks- every scenic painter encounters them at some point in their career!
I've medled with bricks a few times so far- plastic ones, sawdust ones, 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional and my recent job was no exception! Shiny bricks!!!

However my job particular role for the past few days has been to paint in between the lines. On my hands and knees with a little paintbrush and my steady hand!
 I'm really excited about this show as it is for NTS. Its going to be playing at the Tramway for a few weeks, then the company is going over to New York. We had to make a duplicate to send over there, which meant- oh yes, double the brick fun!
I'm actually not going to get to see it over here in Scotland as I'll be in New York for summer so I'm hoping I'll be able to catch it when opens over there.  It'll be kinda weird seeing a show I painted in a little warehouse in Glasgow onstage in New York. I guess its one of those bizarre moments life presents you with...
Hopefully once the show is open I'll be able to post a bit more about with some better pictures!