Wednesday, November 16, 2011

30DoC: Use Your Neighborhood as Inspiration

Friends, if you are ever in my neighborhood, you must see a show at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  I have seen many many shows, and it was here that I saw the best production I have EVER seen.  Their version of Twelfth Night was unbelievable (you can read about the set design here.  IT HAD A POOL AND PEOPLE WERE SWIMMING.  IN THEIR COSTUMES.  I about passed out).  So, with that said, I wanted to reflect both my love of Shakespeare and the red NAVY PIER sign that precedes the entrance into the Theater.

On my trip to London almost five years ago, I picked up a t-shirt at the Globe which ended up being a little too short for my comfort.  The emblem is the beginning of the Mercutio's monologue, "O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you" from Romeo and Juliet.

I followed Megan Nicolay's directions for the Slash 'N' Sash tee from 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt.  I used some red polyester blend that I picked up on my New York adventure. 

Rob was making faces at me.  I made one back.  

Like all the boxes?  We've finally got furniture back!  I slept in a real bed last night!!!!

Breaking Dawn is coming out soon.  This is my best vampire face in celebration.  Don't judge me.  I like to giggle at Jacob Black's abs from the back of the theater - it's almost tradition now.

Have a great day, all!


  1. Their film was set in Brasil. I'm glad unpacking is going well...

  2. Super cute! At first I thought that it was something to do with pirates, because in the first picture the step-ladder looks a leeetle bit like a sword that is stuck in your swashbucklin' sash. heehee.

  3. You are so lucky to live in a town with a Shakespeare Theatre Company. Lucky you! Mind you MTC here in my neck of the woods will have a production of Romeo & Juliette starting next week. They do awesome stage design, but nothing with a pool! What an awesome space for the theatre.

    Nice save on the tee-shirt, and luv your boots too.

  4. Now I'm kind of wishing I hadn't gotten rid of my copy of Nicolay's book...but nothing ever turned out right for me, except the t-shirt blanket. Oh well. I don't know if I could deal with actors swimming in their costumes! There is an amazing play called Metamorphoses that I would love to see, it is based on greek myths and they all revolve around a pool.