When I work, I am a very organized person. I like to make order from chaos, I like problem solving. When everything is perfect I can get a little batty. Unfortunately, this is a constant state of being in my folks’ house. My mom is unbelievably neat (even with half the house under construction), and I try to keep her happy around here. This means I put everything away. This also means that I keep losing little things because damned if I can remember where I put them.
Usually I have a few things that I keep in special places and reminding myself “this little important thing is here” is enough for me. Now… everything has to be in a special place, and that’s a little too much remembering for me.
I’ve misplaced a nice shiny new kneaded eraser. I love kneaded erasers. Apparently this one doesn’t love me because it’s run away. Kneaded erasers mean art, and I picked up a sketch I started in the spring. It’s a cat girl, but it’s fun because it’s a reinterpretation of the Cheshire Cat.
Alice in Wonderland brings me back to the summer of 1994, when I was hanging out a lot over at Company Theater. I was in their summer production of Once On This Island, and painting sets. That took care of most of my evenings. During the day I was a CIT at their Academy of Company Theater’s summer program. I assisted on art classes, and took a few classes. One of the classes was an acting class, and Peter was really hard on us but really good, and our class put together a funky production of Alice in Wonderland. Ben made the biggest impression on me, as an absolutely insane Mad Hatter (in an REM t-shirt). I was cast as the tall and rather out-of-it catapillar. I remember my costume was this funky avocado green guru 60s shirt-dress that I picked up at Garment District.
I wonder if i still have that shirt. I haven’t been able to find any other incriminating evidence (photos) from that summer. I wonder if Ben or Brad have any. Granted, it would be totally humiliating to see, but fun as well.