Now, WHO Gave Rachel the Lighter?!

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Events, Performing

On Friday, February 13th, (That’s right, Friday the Thirteenth!) Rachel will be joining Zero Gravity Circus in freeze-your-bum-off Toronto to not only perform her comical fire eating, but also to screen her newest short, animated film, “Nagasaki Circus“.  It’s sure to be an eventful night.
As well as extinguishing fire with her FACE, Rachel will also be seen lighting her tongue on fire, her fingers, her lips, and if all goes well… nothing else.

photo courtesy of Irene Duma

photo courtesy of Irene Duma

Side note:  Somewhere within the immeasurable moment that falls between February, Friday 13th and February 14th (Valentine’s day) lies a celebration Rachel created called, “Valenween’s”.  Valenween’s is a celebration for the unlucky in love.  It occurs only every few years, and the next one won’t be upon us until the year 2015 (followed by 2026), so treasure Valentine’s Eve, known this year as “Valenween’s“.

Details in the Everyday ~ Envelope Art

January 15, 2009 by  
Filed under News

I decided it might be nicer to frame my envelopes than to mail them.

Rachel’s Friends

January 12, 2009 by  
Filed under News

Links to friends Rachel loves to brag about:

PERFORMERS

Musician, Larry Norman (1947-2008)

Robert Nelson is “The Butterfly Man”

Lurk, the cynical stilt-waking mime

Lee Zimmerman, The Puppet Guy

Aerial Angels

Musician, Bob Wiseman

Pianist, Becky Booker

Musician, Dave Thompson

Musicians, McKenna

Musician, Jacob Moon

Ken Abell and Oblique Magazine

Comedian, Dave Coulier

The Kratt Brothers

FILMMAKERS and ANIMATORS

Animation filmmaker, John F. Weldon

BookShorts Inc

The National Film Board of Canada

Squeeze Animation

Chuck Gammage

VISUAL ARTS

Lampwork by Elly Peters

The art of Scott Ireland

Carole Peters, Pyrographer

Monster Factory

Gerry Zeldin, Painter

AUTHORS

Paul Quarrington (1953 – 2010)

RACHEL IS A FAN OF

Beryl Productions

Lyle Lovett

Stephen Fry

C.S. Lewis

Stuart McLean

Philip Yancey


Behind the Scenes of “Nagasaki Circus”

January 5, 2009 by  
Filed under News

Fresh and hot off the youtube!

Watch the story of how the film “Nagasaki Circus” came to be.
Get glimpses of the marionette filming process and hear Martin Ewen’s take on life as a cynical, stilt-walking mime.

Performers in Pavement!

January 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Busking, Events

It’s been four months since I hit the road at the Toronto Busker Festival, creating caricatures of fellow performers in chalk and concrete.
Here are some never-before-seen (even by myself) photos of the final piece, on the very last night, courtesy of Comedienne, Sharon Mahoney.

This piece featured dancer Robert Muraine, contortionist Alakazam,
Silver Elvis
, Squid Percussion, Sharon “From Canada” Mahoney and some fish.

To see more about my pavement art and “Performers in Pavement”, visit the page.