What do you think of my little lion now ?


Above: Some more painting of the sets, here is the double sided set, farm house one side and

Dorothy's bedroom on the other.






My baby boy has grown up...............Once a Lion, always a lion.

Many have asked me over the last 2 months why I am dedicating so much of my time to the Wizard of Oz Production.



Well it is very simple - I love my son very much and I am very proud of him.


Thomas (his friends call him Tom) is playing the Lion in the Wizard and here are a few shots of Thomas having yet another fitting. He is so lucky as it is freezing outside, it's nearly winter here in Australia - so he will be lovely and warm in his Lion Suit.









Above: The totally amazing Sue McShane working away on the Lion's costume. Sue is now the glitter queen and Dorothy shoes extraordinaire. What a wonderful time we have had together over the last six weeks. She even made our dinner last night which was delicious - Thanks Sue,


And below: Jane Swavely, one of the many terrific Grandmothers who is with us nearly every day. Nothing is too tricky for Jane, yesterday, when she arrived I said, o.k. Jane today where making three apple trees for the Tin Man scene. You should see what she has done with a piece of old calico.......


.....and thanks to my friends Nano & Janie from Pigotts Store, Woollahra for the wonderful fake leaves - wait til you see what I am doing with them. They dropped off a huge bag of leaves (brand new and still in their little bags) last week hoping that I could use them in my sets.

It is such a treat to have new things to work with.....






FOR ALL MY WIZARD of OZ WORKSHOP IMAGES CLICK HERE


We Start moving into Clubbe Hall at Frensham today with all the props and sets and I still have a few more scenes to paint. Not far to go now, it's been raining over night - I hope it stops for a while so my sets and costumes don't get wet.


I'm off to the workshop soon (it's nearly 6am) to get an early start....... have a great day xx Coty