Monthly Archives: May 2013

Smells like old house paint—must be spring!

For the last few years I have been a lucky volunteer set painter with Dance! Vashon. Every spring I get off my computer loving keister, pick up a real live paint brush and help paint whatever fantastical land the dancers are headed for. Dance! Vashon has done “Snow White”, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Aladdin”, “Wizard of Oz” and many more — and this year they are performing “Cinderella”. We just finished Cinderella’s drops — her kitchen (dreary) and the garden (“Bibbidy Bobbity Boo!”). I took a few pictures from start to finish. Special thanks to my mom, Judi, and my extra special kid helpers Mira and Lucy — the drops could not have been done without you all. I also had amazing help from fellow dance parent Gretchen, and my girls. We start painting flats in the theater on Saturday — wish us luck!

First, lay out last year’s drops from “Wizard of Oz”…

… then the worst part — painting over the old drops. We are thrifty here!

Mira and Lucy working on the first base coats of color on the garden.

My mom working on the first layers of color on the kitchen.

Sneak peek at the final kitchen.

Sneak peek at the final garden.