Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Been having a bit of a rough week at work. Some "security" changes with e-mail that nobody can figure out. Turned out the best way to update was to ignore the directions in the e-mail and just go to the link at the bottom. 

Here's a dragon to cheer me....and you....up

Say hello to Rhaegal. (yeah, another Game of Thrones doll)

Not working on any new shows right now. We have gone to the warehouse 3 times and almost have the place in order. Today was productive, I sorted 2 racks of 1970's maxi-dresses. Felt like I was working in a vintage store. And, no, I didn't take any photos. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


We're going back here, cause it's 88 days and counting. And I've read all the books three time. Game of Thrones withdrawal's.

The Hound That Rides, the biggest man in Westros.

I'll try to remember to get a photos of the choir dresses sleeves when they come back from the cleaners.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


The play by William Shakespear, incidental music by Fleix Mendelssohn

Lot's and lot's of photos. Here goes.

All the photos are by Genny Muncy

 The Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, musical director Howard Hsu.

 Theseus and Hippolyta (Prof Joe Mason, Lee Lamb)

 Hermia, her Father, Egeus and Demetrius. (Sarah Mott, Marcus Colon, Daniel Griffin)

photo by Paul Levy

 Helena, Lysander, Hermia (Allison Roberts, Austin Vickers, Sarah Mott) Our student assistant, Christie Jo Mayo (student assistant #1) made both dresses.

 Junior Fairy Ensemble from The Valdosta School of Ballet

 Titania's fairy crew. (Alexandria Joy, Ursula Trasorras, Haley Aguero, Rebecca Walker, Megan Foose, Stefan Daniely, Taylor Thomas, Wyketa Evans)

 A fairy and Puck. (Alexandria Joy and Wendell Hester)

 Oberon. (Prof. Karl Wildman)

 Titania. (Lizzy McCullers)

 Puck sprinkling fairy magic on Lysander.


 Oberon encounters a sleeping Demetrius.

 Bottom (Prof Duke Guthrie)  Titania, Oberon.

The beautiful lights were designed by our alumi, Elie Seigel.(MFA University of Cal, Long Beach)

 Dr. Tamara Hardesty, soprano and Dr. Dorea Cook, mezzo-soprano sing Titania to sleep.

 The Fun Bunch, aka The Rustics. Cassandra Stowe, Vaughn Meccod, Jung Soo Park, LaRon Foy, Prof Duke Guthrie. Cassandra is Student Assistant #3 and made her own costume, including the corset.

 Cassandra Stowe as "Wall".

 Terrance Searcy as "Lion".

 Prof. Guthrie and LaRon Foy as "Pyramis and Thisby"


 Jung Soo Park with the dog, moon, and tree.

 After an all-nighter, the couple get together and it's happy ever after. For some reason they always seem to lose their clothes.

Photo by Paul Levy

 Happy ever after!. Three wedding!

 Last but not least, those dresses I made. Choir on the right.....

 and on the left.

 Here's a lovely shot of all the fairy dancers.

And the attendants. Tsung Ju Clark Yang (student assistant #2) , Ashley Green, Kasey Copeland, Stephanie Stanley, Jordan van Dyke.

Man, that was a ton of work. But was a major success! Yeah, us!

Now the fun begins again. Tomorrow, The Boss and I are spend most of the day at the Hot Mess Warehouse, going to try and get it all tidy. Wish us luck!


Sunday, April 16, 2017


Midsummer Night's Dream was the biggest production we've every done.

55 piece symphony

32 actors/soloist

11 girl fairies

15 piece choir.

plus all the backstage people around 25.

47 costumes.

I started on men's costumes. This is Lysander's coat and vest.





 Finished! Yep, we use ugly fabric on the inside.

 And his vest.

I moved on to Theseus' vest.

 All the vest we make have real welt pockets. No faux crap around here.

 Back of Theseus' coat.

 And the front. I didn't finished this because I jumped over to the choir dresses.

All 15 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 They covered all sizes from 2-24. Each bodice had to be flat lined, serged, sewn together, fitted, then neck facings attached. That's where they are in this photo. Next.............

 The skirt got a placket up the center back and was hand pleated to the bodices. Then I carefully took the dress off the dress form and sewed the skirt to the bodice. After another fitting, the hem was set and the sleeves were added. #6 hook and bars were then sewn on the back, no zippers, it's a period show.

 Awaiting to be finished.

 22 corsets drying after the strike.

There's a lot of production photos, which will be in the next post. I know you guys enjoy the "backstage" process.

The costumes weren't the only cool part of the production. One of our students, Erika Moore, got to design the make-up. Here are a couple of her ideas. These photos are by Genny Muncy.  


 Glitter make-up and flower petals.

 She learned how to do airbrush make-up

 In the production photo I tired to pick photos that showed more of her work. After all she won a make-up award from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival. And The Boss won for costumes ( the second one this year, as she  also won for Into the Woods). Yeah us! 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


In a salute to the Frida exhibit, here's a Frida Barbie I made for my BFF a couple of years ago.  


I'm still awaiting Midsummer production photos.

Sunday, April 9, 2017


The permanent collection at The Dali Museum is...........tada! Dali!

Some of his early work looks like a completely different artist.

 Early Dali painting that I forgot to get the name of.

 See what I mean? There's so much stuff going on in this one, including me and The Doctor.

Christopher Columbus



 Sorry about not having the names of the paintings.

 There's me again.

 The Doctor "wearing" Dali's moustache.

 Recreation of part of Frida's garden.

Taking a walk through the labyrinth.

Did I mention the gift shop?

 I love a fun jigsaw puzzle.

Frida t-shirt, wristbands and the pamphlet. I got some gifts for my BFF cause she couldn't go with us. But they're surprises. Shhh, don't tell her. I didn't look at all the really cool jewelry, ok, maybe out of the corner of my eye. We had lunch at the CafĂ© Gala, named after Dali's wife and muse.

I'm going to try to talk The Boss into a field trip in the late fall. That's when the Dali and Schiaparelli exhibit is (10-18/1-14-18). That will be something I don't want to miss.