Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:17

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I can't believe it's been over two weeks since I sat down to write something! Must be showtime! "Curious Savage" opens tonight and I'm overall pleased with the look of the show. The actors are a terrific group. I finally got my nerves together and auditioned last week for this summer's Shakespeare. Although selections haven't been finalized yet I'm pretty sure I didn't make it. C'est la vie. I still get to costume! This year's play is "As You Like It" and I think the director is going for modern costuming instead of the heavy, Renaissance-style like last year's "Macbeth". Coolness all around. Happy Spring, Everyone! I'm looking forward to catching up on all your great projects!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Photo Day

One of the most stressful days for me as the costumer is the pre-production photo day. We have to have publicity photos as soon as possible but often my final designs aren't ready to go so I have to scramble to make sure I have something for all the actors, even if it's not the final look that we use in the show. Today we did pictures for "The Curious Savage". I don't have to do much sewing for this show; instead I've been able to pull from my growing collection of vintage. Here's a sneak peek! Featured actresses are Teagan, Linda and Katherine. (And, yes, the cute little boy on the lovely Teagan's lap is my daughter, Jacie-)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Still treading...

We are still behind in schoolwork, mostly because #3, Philip, did not do the work he was supposed to while his sisters and I were away. Not only behind in school, I haven't been able to 'play' here because the 'puter was on the brink of a crash (numerous viruses) and we lost it to a shop for a few days. I guess I'll be doing my February 'Christmas in...' update a little late!
As usual, my break between shows is over without getting all my projects done. That's going to slow down my UFO progress too. But I miss my shows and my theatre people so I'm happy to be back in the costume design seat. First up: "The Curious Savage" for the local community college. I love this script--- it makes me cry everytime I read it; even though I know what's going to happen. I actually wanted to audition for this one but reality stepped in and I just can't commit to the rehearsal schedule; IF I had been blessed with a role. So I'll stay backstage (again) for now.