Monday, 18 July 2011

Jump up to Junk heap

The compound that I take a pottery class in and also teach my jewellery workshop is
also used by the mass band SVG Players. I was flattered when the band leader Pollard Pilling
asked me to give him a hand with some of the costumes. The overall theme was At The Movies. I was asked to work on the Avatar section painting masks and Snow White where I would make the Seven Dwarfs. 
I have worked in London for ten years making all types of constructions for anything from christenings to outdoor festivals and fetish parties. Under normal circumstances I would say, no thank you.I don't think I need to go into the reasons except the main one that I question...Snow White in the Caribbean ? That didn't really work for me. Anyway after having a conference with my friend and healer Marilyn who told me nicely to stop being so silly, I went ahead. Below is the outcome.

The costume won the Queen Show

The nimble fingers of Pollard Pilling with his original drawing and example of
Dwarf no 1

The dwarfs pre glitter and fixing to costume.It took two days to draw up,cut, stick and
paint the fat boys. I also had a couple of helpers. 
Not sure of the time. My face says about 1.30 am. 

My favourite bit adding the glitter. The head wrap wasn't a fashion statement but there to keep glitter out of my locs. It didn't work.

One day your a winner in the Queen Show the next your on the scrap heap


  1. A great video/post and the poor dwarf dear !

  2. Amazing work!!!

  3. A great blog Jennifer, I enjoyed reading and watching, and catching up with what you're up to in St wonder you don't wish to come back!
    May it continue to go well with you!
    Cezanne xx

  4. You did a great job with the dwarfs, sis. Plus the costume won!

    Do you have any pics of the masks you painted?