Monday 18 July 2022

Art Master Live!

The Art Master Live! show at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham went exceptionally well! Alex Horne was hilarious, team captains Fiona (Smack the Pony, Eastenders) Allen and Ninia (Three Non Blondes, The Island) Benjamin were great sports and the audience had a terrific evening. The show was a sell-out - so much so that there was a waiting list for hopeful cancellations. I was the on-stage scorer and Alex's assistant and I also officiated during the filmed tasks.

But this is a blog about making stuff from junk so you won't be surprised to hear that I made quite a few props for the show, such as giant paint tubes (metallic card, craft foam, takeaway food pots). a giant eraser (flower blocks and card) and giant paint brushes (a broom, metallic card, cardboard tubes from inside carpets). Oh, and I made the trophy too (see here). I reckon they looked okay!
Tremendous fun all round and we raised a good amount for charity!

Friday 8 July 2022

Modelling and .. er .. modelling

Another busy month!

Not much new to show you I'm afraid. It's all been pretty full on here at Colgan Towers.

Firstly, I got involved with an 'Alternative Fashion Show' to celebrate 50 years of punk. It was also to highlight the importance of recycling, re-using, repairing and upcycling. And the event was used to raise funds for the Wycombe Food Hub (as featured here).

The event was tremendous fun and designer Juliet Hamilton - who previously made stage costumes for the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Human League, amongst many others -  did some extraordinary things with thrown away or donated clothes. Local people volunteered as models and I made a few props and MC'd the evening. An extremely worthwhile event and an important message in difficult times.

The only other thing to report is that one of my daughters bought me a 3D pen for Fathers' Day, which is a fun thing. I can't say I've got the hang of it yet but I did make myself a Wicker Man (as in the film) using the pen, some twigs and a bit of spray paint.

More eccentric upcycling news soon!