Summertime and All the World's a Stage


Summer is flowing like mad over here. 
We completed our backyard theatre playhouse and it is the set for episode 5 of Epic Dust.
I am directing, with a lot of help from Darin, and it is titled "The Garden of Love" based on the Blake poem. Filmed like a play, this episode includes a brothel, muckraking, murder, and a hanging scene. More about that later!


Meanwhile our backyard has been the scene of  much summer fun.
Barbecues, film shoots, gardening, sunbathing, picnics, rehearsals, swinging, splashing.


Emily recently thrifted and gifted me the perfect summer sundress. Criss cross back, cool cottony fabric, pink tropical floral, big swirly skirt, and of course POCKETS. i'm in love.


look at chelsea's summer salad! pure delicious, plus she is wearing the cutest embroidered folk dress she got from etsy for super cheap cause the little people supposedly have weird faces; ha!

the bbq was to celebrate our friend Aaragon's birthday and his lady Nicole made the most perfect handcrafted chocolate port cake. i scarfed.

next night our friend phil played music in the courtyard downtown, with candles and vines crawling up brick walls and wine and dreamy romantic shadows.



oliver reeeeaaaally wanted to try his mama's gelato!

i felt frisky in my new pink dress.

friends and family came out in droves :)




plus a meet up with old friends at karaoke later that night...

and the very next day matt and amy and the kids arrived from utah in a rental car after their own car broke down. so now i am surrounded by my whole family...loud, wild, and fun...couldn't be happier!


my three brothers being total dorks in my kitchen :)

and of course a bit of summer nightswimming...

starting filming for Garden of Love; it's a family affair.
here's a sneak peak at some characters:


and this was only the weekend! last night we filmed the illustrious brothel scene, with much enthusiasm from several uninhibited young ladies. oooodeallally! what a night. more on that in my next post.
what with all the summer action, as good as it sounds there isn't a quiet homebody moment in sight.
hope you are all having fun and feeling frisky out there!


my summery digs:
pink dress: thrifted by em and gifted to me cause it's more my style woo hoo!
pink feather earrings: flea market $5 homemade
silvery flip flops: from my marmy
pink flower: from a shrub in my front yard
mint green calico cloth bag: handmade and gifted from teeny

Comments

I love living thru your adventures. I can't wait to see footage of your new theater acts! Merry summer and all its awesomeness!
Teeny said…
The stage is up! Hurrah! Can't wait for your post on this famous brothel scene. There is certainly exciting stuff happening in that backyard of yours. Glad to hear about how perfectly summery your summer is, just how it should be, and summer always brings family together don't you think. Pink dress!! And so sweet that you're getting some use outta that bag!
Amanda said…
Can I PLEASE move to your town!?
pink is your color! you look incredible in that dress. this post made me happy. i'm glad there are people like you guys putting such good energy out there. the picture of your brothers just made me get all sniffly. i hope my boys have as much fun together when they are grown.
anne said…
your dress is awesome!i love the back.

directing...nice! i can't wait to see it. i wanna come hang in your backyard! it seems to be quite the happening place :D
Missa said…
If all the world's a stage, then your life is the best show in town sister!

That pink dress is divine on you It totally reminds me of this one: http://thriftcandy.blogspot.com/2010/10/tropical-interlude.html

which I need to bust out on our next really hot day I think! Loving all your hair piled atop your head like this too :)

Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your directorial labor! I think I caught a peak on fb of a picture from the brothel filming, ooh la la!
Milla said…
Oh my goddess, girl, your energy is a whirlwind of sweet wine and honey! I don't know how you do all you do, but I so admire you for it and love that you draw like-minded souls together. I love it! I can't wait to see what happens next, the film, the parties, the good people the swirl...how I long to dive in it and bath in the luminous glow of all things Beattyfic ;D
Milla said…
Oh my goddess, girl, your energy is a whirlwind of sweet wine and honey! I don't know how you do all you do, but I so admire you for it and love that you draw like-minded souls together. I love it! I can't wait to see what happens next, the film, the parties, the good people the swirl...how I long to dive in it and bath in the luminous glow of all things Beattyfic ;D
AlphaBetsy said…
I love to come to your posts because there is so much life in your life. You are surrounded by so much color and wonder that it feels like seeing into another world reading your posts. My new goal is to make my life half as beautiful, creative, happy and full as yours.

Oh, and I can not wait to see more of your play images.
ZombieLace said…
I love your blog, your life seems so enchanting! I want some!
AdieSpringB said…
Heather!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That pic of our bros is my fave thing I've seen.
Kelsie Lynn said…
ohh the dress is perfect and so is that gorgeous outside theatre. I want one in my front yard!

(So glad you had a spiritual experience in Tree of Life as well. I can't even comprehend the goodness of the film. I'm really quite impressed and in love)
Sara said…
Oh, girl, your days are full of enchantment. So much fun, many beautiful people, good food. Enjoy it, Heather ♥
Amy Beatty said…
summer!!!! Love your stage and I wish I could have seen PHIL!! I want that salad and I just want to be there always xo
Susan Spring said…
Heather my love, your adventures are so fun to follow, I can't keep up with all that's going on, with me at the Main Library, but I love it!
Miss my babes already, it was so fun to see them. It's hard to think their home is Utah, so far away. You make good old Placerville seem so fun!!! Isn't Phil so talented?! You all are!, Love your postings, i love you honey, Marmie.,

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