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30 years I've worked as a fine artist, scenic artist and prop master and have enjoyed working for many major theme parks and movie studios. Now retired, I've always wanted to work with my own cloth designs. Now I will
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I confess to having nerver read a Jane Austin novel but have watched many of the movies that they inspired.
I confess to having never read a Jane Austin novel but have watched many of the movies that they inspired. They are full of loves and friendships crossing the lines, choices of following the heart or living in comfort, turmoil between the sexes and how family and the community effect the people in these relationships. Heros and betrayals, the strong and the weak all dancing in circles, falling down then getting up again to pick through the pieces of life and love. The game we can't stop playing no matter how much it breaks our heart. The dance continues.
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Thanks for having a look Katherine. This was my second try. My first was a complicated disaster that I spent way too much time on. lol I was married once to my daughters father. It lasted 9 months before I moved out with my girl. He had some crazy idea that I was going to quit school and be a housewife even though we had only disscussed the exact opposite before we married. I like making my own decisions and choices and was single the rest of my life. I dated men for long periods of time but picked them out because they had plenty of outside interest and not looking to get married. That didn't stop a few from trying but that usually signaled the end of our journey together as lovers. I am friends with each of them still but I would never have to argue or fight with someone over my life decisions again. As I said I love the movies for the scenery and costumes and it doesn't hurt that the story is interesting and historically titillating.
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Terrific design! Austen has been so over-done, but I really like many of her books for their critiques of
the constrictive social norms and choices for women (of a 'certain class'!) at the time. As you have
noted from your study of the movies. I toyed with this contest so much (but didn't enter). My best ideas
revolved around pretty cages for the young ladies. Women were nothing without their relation to a
('respectable') man! So, in some ways, things have changed. And, in others, not so much (we still
too often measure ourselves by male praise)! Anyhow, I think your design's game-playing motif
represents this well!
Thanks for saying so Tara and/or John. lol I've seen some real butt kickers floating through the feed. I just love doing the challenges for the fun and comraderie. I also run out of ideas and can fill the space with the challenge of the week.
This is a really cool design! Had to stop in to say so! Good luck in the contest! :-)
Regarding costumes and good movies, I must say that I really were blown away by the costumes designed by Eiko Ishioka in Francis Ford Coppola`s "Bram Stokers Dracula" from 1992. Unfortunately she died last year. She was really good. And the movie is a salute to the old way of making movies with double exposures, miniatures, playing filmclipse backwards and so on. NO CGI at all. It`s all about good filmcrafting. By the way, I am not against CGI, lot`s of movies would never been made without it.There are so many talented people at Spoonflowers, and you are one of them. Your best designs are like paintings to put straight up on the wall. I can see that you have been working in the business for a long time! Keep up the good work!
I watch movies from a different stand point. I love a period piece with great scenery and costuming. When I first got hooked up with Netflex I watched all the Jane Austin movies they had available. They were all great stories and satisfied my scenic artist point of view. Two of my favorite and best paying jobs was with Universal Studios where I built castle scenes and MGM were I worked on horror tricks like the living wall. A living wall is a wall that looks like a wall but is actually flexable and actors from the back side push there faces and hands into it so that it looks like it is alive. I am also very good at horror make up and prostetic applications. In 15 minutes I can make you look like you've been hit by a truck, burned at the stake or turned zombie. Can't forget Satan himself a few times. I used to fix myself up real scary at Halloween and won costume contest every year. Of course the story has to be good too but that is secondary for me. Thank Sydama for checking out my Jane Austin entry. I'm excited to see what others do with this theme. I have already seen some designs that kick my butt and hope to see more.
At home we call those movies "Bonnet-movies" , very British indeed!
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