Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Old School Las Vegas Costume Designs

Elvis, Shirley Bassey and Frank Sinatra
These are some costume designs I did for a musical theatrical experience Jeff and I wrote called "Lost Vegas Live!"

Tom Jones, Ike and Tina Turner

 It was produced in Vancouver at the Caprice Showlounge on Granville street.

Sonny and Cher, Neil Diamond

The show was a tribute to the old school entertainers of the 60s and 70s on the Vegas strip.

Cher...Basic, Halfbreed and Gypsies Tramps and Thieves

We recreated an entire old school Showlounge, and showcased some amazing singers and showgirl dancers!! It was an amazing Vegas Spectacular!

Thanks again! Lance

Country House Front Porch Re-Model

North Facing View

This was a front porch Re-model I did at a country house in Calling Lake Alberta. The space was unused and the clients wanted a space to relax in, entertain in and also add more square footage to the home.

The South facing view. The Light pours in and really adds magic.

I really enjoyed this project and I think the clients were very happy. Its a beautiful place and I love visiting, having Ice tea and enjoying the views. Enjoy the pics and process.

I started with concepts for how I wanted the space to look and feel. I really think this was realized. I wanted to use antiques that the client had to create a modern farmhouse aesthetic.
Concept Board

The color palette was serene and calming, as well as complementary to the natural environment.
Concept Board

This daybed is for reading or sleeping...or both. The bed is an old antique school bed. I created the canopy.
This old cabinet was painted white and is used to display antiques and collectibles.

Palm Trees add a tropical "Vacation" feel. The cushions were sewn by the client.

This double door was salvaged from the local dump and painted a sage green.

 Below are some pics of the building Process:
This was the deck before....outdoor storage. The walls were removed for the reno, painted, then put back in.

It all began with a new floor.

Lights are installed

New ceiling looks great, ready for white wash, very prairie style.

Client and her dog imagine the finished product

screens were added to most windows

View from the outside. (Dont mind the mess..)


Retro Christmas Elves Sculpture Collection

I was so excited one Christmas to create this collection of Handcrafted Elves for my partner's family. The whole collection is based on the 1950s stop motion characters from Rudolph and Santa Clause is coming to town. Each one is based on someone in the family and the whole collection was opened Christmas morning. The Characters are made from Crayola Model Magic air dry compound and a wire skeleton. Please enjoy.

The entire Elf family

Elves are busy preparing Christmas stockings and Ornaments

Laurie and Roy Elf are the ornament painters! They have an excellent eye for detail!

Kate Elf is in charge of making the bird ornaments. The bird holder is custom made.

Karen, Lee and Marion Elf are in charge of the wrapping....what a team!

Vikki and Quentin Elf are in charge of stringing the popcorn!!

Vikki has a beautiful elf curl in her hair.

Emily Elf makes the candy canes.

She carefully twists it up...

Whitney Elf catches snowflakes and hangs them on the tree!

Tri-star Elf in in a bit of a tangle!!


Claire and Jack Elf paint the wooden toys!.

Jack has a mature Elf twist in his hair

Claire has a beautiful Elfen smile!
Laurie and Roy Elf are the ornament painters! They have an excellent eye for detail!

They have an excellent eye for detail!
This is how the process begins, wire, u shaped nails and masking tape body forms.

This is with the model magic on overtop the wire. It is pretty fragile, so always better to add structure where u can.
I make most of my sculptures with this stuff!!! Best to buy white.

Material is pre-primed, Toxic free, lightweight and fairly easy to mold. It feels like silly putty.

24 Hours then its ready to paint.

Painting the Elves!

Using anything to hold things in a mushroom salt shaker!

Me and The Family of Elves!!

Dr.Seuss Whoville Lightup Village

This was a Light-up village I created after watching the movie "The Grinch" with Jim Carey in 2000. It is based partially on the movie and partially on the book. The whole village is made from Crayola Model Magic air dry modeling compound. This cartoon like material really gives the Dr.Seuss feel to the whole project. Each building is about 7" to 9" tall. It fits on the top of a kitchen table and creates a perfect circle. It was a project I really enjoyed doing and colors I really like seeing. Please enjoy the pictures and comments!

The whole town, birds eye view. That's a lot of Model magic!!!

The whos around the Christmas tree in town square.

All the lights in the windows lit up, but the bulbs on the buildings are for decoration

This was from the book

The glowing windows look really cool in the dark