I am still not really feeling well enough to art much – my mouth is still recovering from my visit to the dentist (on 4 hourly pain killers). Looking for something a bit interesting to do that is not going to require much energy, I have begun researching & gathering images for my new Paper Traders project. It is a 3 1/2 x 7 inch skinny alphabet book, with a topic of the 1964 film My Fair Lady. My Fair Lady is one of our children’s favourite childhood films & we still watch it together occasionally on rainy afternoons if we are all together. It is full of very funny quips & one liners, which is something we all love. The film story is of the incongruious Henry Higgins (played by Rex Harrison), who attempts to ‘re-educate’ a common flower girl – Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn). He is a specialist in dialects & he plans to pass her off as aristocracy in order to win a bet with his co star Colonel Pickering – a phonetist from who specialises in Indian dialects. Not everyone doing the challenge is using a theme, some people are doing individual words & whilst the idea of that appeals to me – I still have my altered dictionary going on the side & some where in Australia – I have a book of quotes on ATC’s (a whole other story) so I thought I’d like to do something like this just for fun. The challenge is around working up techniques & backgrounds, which I will be posting on my blog, so if anyone would like to join in, you are welcome to.
ps: Just you Wait is one of Eliza’s famous lines in the song of ‘Just you Wait Henry Higgins’