We have the best homework for my theater make up class – we have to assemble photos of various faces for a “make up morgue.” Not necessarily zombies we have known. Morgue in this case means a file containing clippings, files, etc., used for reference.
We have to find 10 men and 10 women’s faces, of various ages and ethnicities, by next week. Later we’ll gather images of shapes and colors, absract patterns, people working, and more.
I can’t believe how fun it is! Reminds me of the painstasking cut out cartoons I used to collect when I was a kid. Finding faces (at least the size of a large egg) is more difficult than you’d think. Most are 20 something female models. I scored an old Vanity Fair magazine at the hospice store in Sebastopol for .25 cents. Bonanza of interesting people over 30! This class, which I’m taking to improve my face painting, fits right in with my “Permission to play” theme for the year. I don’t know how, but I’m sure all this feeding of the muse will inform my fused glass in some wonderful way.
In the meanwhile, I’m working on designing a sea critter make up that incorporates a prosthetic nose. Now that’s some serious play!