I’ve started to make the mold for the Dad — and he now has a name! Xosé Luís. Named after Xosé Luís Méndez Ferrín, a famous Galician writer, whom Erín suggested… I just like his name; hopefully I’m not doing the writer a huge injustice by borrowing his name for this little character.
But here he is, in progress, with half his mold curing:
So, basically he has shards of a paperclip coming out of his eyes, the poor fellow. But this is only to hold his eyeballs in place when he is eventually cast. Very helpful proxies and guides.
Also, I brought Sabela home today from my friend Alli’s. She has finished her costume, which looks absolutely amazing.
ALSO, I had lunch today with my friend Loretta. Loretta is an amazing hairdresser, and offered to cut and style the characters’ hair. HOW GREAT IS THIS? I feel so lucky today, and most days, to know such talented and kind people. Just this week I have friends helping out on the lighting (Parki, who makes awesome art deco lights and other cool stuff in his spare time), is wiring up all the practical lighting of the set — footlights, spotlights, etc. for the theatre… Alli is the talented purse designer & sewer who is making all these gorgeous costumes… and Loretta, the most talented stylist I know, cutting hair. Woot!