Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Angelic monkeys

I'll soon have lots of our own new visuals to show, but for now, too busy producing them. So for now, here are some old (1930s) Czech puppets that we love. Sorry, the image (used with permission by the way) is not the best, as the photo was not that good in the first place. But aren't they great? Good monkeys or evil apes do you think? Hard to judge isn't it? angelic monkeys

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Another scene from the book

theatre is Cesky Krumlov table is covered in a 19th century velvet patchwork owned by a friend in Suffolk, England Dragon is Czech, from a puppet museum Joker costume is 1920s, from Bohemia birds are from a Chinese screen chest is 15th century, from the Strahov monastery lion discs adapted from some we found on a door in Prague and so on and so on - crazy stuff in a way. We are like visual magpies. joker joker all Not nearly as large and detailed as in reality I'm afraid (this is only about one eighth size) but it gives a good flavour.

Sunday, August 15, 2004

Wonderful books

Just put this link on another journal and realised that I should also have it here. Wonderful, beautifully produced books - real literature, not commercial stuff (hence Howard, who runs this publishing company, is not a rich man!) http://www.twistedspoon.com We are too locked up in the studio now to really be in any way even a peripheral part of this scene (plus, well, when it comes down to it an Irish woman with a Russian man is a combination that even here tends to be viewed with a certain surprise among expats - more of this at some point no doubt). But, these are lovely books.

Monday, August 2, 2004

The first review

I think it's good (okay, it's good) but of course I immediately focus on the remark about the typos and want to hide under a blankdt somewhere. I must stop being so anxious. I also MUST find a decent editor here - the book went through two editors (both of whom were supposed to have experience) and still this. Oh well, I will stop fretting and try to focus on the nice bits! http://www.tarotpassages.com/bohemiancats.htm