Friday, October 26, 2012

backstage

( twigeli mobiles for joinerynyc)
i know i've neglected my regular postings, but have been working all the while from backstage. i mentioned recently in this babble interview a little bit about our family "thriving in the arts." right now my husband is touring with his band, the devil dogs for 3 weeks in spain and france (ha! ha!!! leaving me to look after 3 young ones:), and our  9 year old son, donovan baise, just finished a string of shows with the l.a. opera as placido domingo's grandson in verdi's: 
the two foscari
(this photograph is taken from the l.a. opera website)
donovan w sisters in the arms of his father as placido looks on.
(backstage with placido and his sisters in costumes and wigs)
(little sidney in his bat costume)
and speaking of costumes, we're getting ready for halloween! autumn is officially here and i've been busy filling orders of 
bats
origami garlands of fall leaves, mushrooms, more bats 
and custom batmobiles. this one's for a little girl named sabine ( i love that name!) 
 

15 comments:

annamaria said...

Your family is crazy awesome Kim!!!!I had no idea you were all so very talented. So very cool! Well done mom;-)

philuko said...

I'm very impressed by the career of your eldest son!! WOW!!!!! Where in Spain and France will your husband perform? We live about 20 km from the French border :) All the best, Julia

Kim Baise said...

thank you annamaria! crazy...we are, with way too many activities. i forgot to mention that all 3 kids are in the ca classcal youth ballet and reheasing for the nutcracker... sheesh! donovan won't stop singing opera...
welcome to the nut house!
you just gave me a new idea for a mobile family of nutty squirrels (;

Kim Baise said...

oh julia! i really should have mentioned more about my husband's band. their last french show is tonight in montpellier. then they will go back to spain to play granada + more. his band is called the devil dogs and they're a garage rock band from nyc that played a lot in the early 90's. not sure if you would like the music although some songs are very sweet like this one:
http://youtu.be/bBWMu4CcGHQ

Kim Baise said...

ok! just updated the post to add the link for his band.

Mendruga said...

I love these mobiles. I see a lot of work :)
Oh, the devil dogs were in my city a few days ago but I could not go see them, maybe next time.
And I´m very impressed by the career of your eldest son, too.
Good Weekend

Kim Baise said...

mendruga, yes, the mobiles are a lot of time and work, but i can't stop making! i don't know if the devil dogs will tour again. this was a reunion tour...but, if they do, then i am going along too and i will visit you in spain and julia in france or germany. i'm due for a travel soon!!!

Britt-Marie Oskarsson said...

Hallo Kim, I love your smiling bat!

Kim Baise said...

wow! thank you britt-marie! i am a big fan of your work!! your nice comment just made my day (:

Diana Toledano said...

Oh, that's so cool! Wow, singing with Placido Domingo is a great achievement. I don't know your husband's band, but I will ask some friends back in Spain.

Anyway, what I wanted to say is: your batmobile is truly awesome!!

Kim Baise said...

thank you diana, are you in madrid? my husband's band is playing madrid on nov. 3
i truly enjoy your illustation and especially love the plants!

Saskia (1=2) said...

Hey Kim. GREAT post. What a talented family. Impressed your husband is in the Devil Dogs - I remember them (showing my age!) Donovan Baise is the perfect name for an actor! Love Sidney's costume. Busy preparing a Halloween costume for my Sidney today too.

Kim Baise said...

hi saskia, thank you! can't wait to see your sidney's halloween costume too (:
I wish we lived closer because then we could crash/ flash mob your wonderful dinners...steve is the cook in our family :o

Melobeau said...

You are an amazingly talented family!

Kim Baise said...

thank you melobeau! we really try to support each other's steps in the directions each dreams