February 17, 2012

Dr Sketchy - Revenge of the Redheads

The first Dr Sketchy show for the year started 2012 off in good form with a promising theme.

Mighty Mighty is usually sweltering hot but fortunately the weather gods were smiling on us and the temperature was much more bearable, no sweating over my sketch-pad!

A special sponsor this month was The Vanity Case, the New Zealand stockists of Besamé vintage cosmetics, a range based on vintage recipes and designed especially for red-heads. Claire Gormly herself is present to give the prize to the winner of best dressed.

I will admit that the ladies performing and posing for us slightly disappointed on the ‘redhead’ factor, neither were what I would call real ginger redhead, we are offered sandy-brown and dark brunette. Maybe I’m just picky, imagining something more like Jayma Mays.

They certainly didn’t disappoint on the performance factor, however.

Penny Pins starts us off with her routine “Chains” which those of us frequenting Carousel Cabaret will have seen before. This is followed by poses of varying lengths.

Hester Hawthorn (or was it Hamilton? Sadie von Scrumptious introduces her as both…) does a very clever routine in which she starts out blonde then ducks into a ‘shower’ and comes out in a towel to reveal her red hair. Again this is followed by poses.

As usual we have the off the wall challenges. This month we can compete for prizes by drawing the girls using white chalk on red card and by using the freckles on another person’s arm to ‘connect the dots’. I enjoy these challenges as they give chances to the less talented of us to earn prizes, even if just for ridiculousness.

Keep an eye out Facebook for the next show announcement. You can also join the Dr Sketchy group for up to date info and to keep track of the artists who regularly attend.

February 11th, 4-7pm at Mighty Mighty.
$14/$12 unwaged

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