Saturday, September 16, 2017


Take that, hurricane! This giant pine tree fell the right way. Across the street and not into the Fine Arts Building!!!! Brookwood Drive has 4 lanes. 

photo be Julie Bowland


My student assistant's first full design project. You go, Clark.

photo by Paul Levey


photo by Paul Levey

Daniel and Mahogany in their first of many VSU productions. Welcome, Freshman!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Let's get the boring stuff out of the way.......a hurricane named Irma flew over our town. We live far enough inland that she was a tropical storm by then. I hate wind. We lost power for 36 TV, no internet, no a/c. Good thing the storm cooled the area down. Power came back on at 8pm Tuesday. We're fine and no damage to our house.

My friend in Houston is still cleaning up the props storage at the theatre where she works. 10,000 square feet of storage will take a lot of time. She's been sending me doll photos.


Let's call this one Irma. There'll be more and more Game of Thrones scenes recreated coming soon.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Another week, another hurricane or three. The next couple of week should be interesting. Hurricane Irma won't be near where I live until Monday, lots of time to freak out and worry about a different set of friends.

My four friends that live in Houston came through Harvey pretty much in tack. I have a friend who does props for the Ally Theater, which got flooded out. There's a interesting photo essay on the Houston Chronicle's web site, if you're interested. One photo was perfect for today.

photo by Melissa Phillips Houston Chronicle

She was floating around the props storage and ended up on a table. It's freaky that her face is clean. 

Stay safe and dry my friends in Florida.