Sunday, January 23, 2011

Benefits, Corsetry, and Job Hunting

We are about two weeks out from the benefit performance for TWLOHA!  I got my final approval from them a few days ago, so we are set!  I can't wait for everyone to see it.

Also, The Gainesville Times is doing an article on the show, the benefit, and my work! I can't express how excited I am about this.  They are coming sometime this week to take photos.  I'll be sure to post a link when it's published.

As far as the corsets go, I must admit I'm a little nervous about them getting done.  Now that all the fabric has been cut out, though, I think it will go faster than I think.  My main concern now is the embroidery (which I've never done).  I hope it looks great.  It will be a great project for my portfolio.

Speaking of portfolios, why do companies not want a hard copy of portfolios? They all want an email with a link or an attachment, or a CD when they get the hard copy of your resume, cover letter, and references.  I guess I understand that it's more practical, but for someone like me who has no clue how to save things as a PDF, I'm kind of nervous.  I can make my paper portfolio look amazing (it comes from years of scrapbooking), but actually transferring it to a readable and organized computer file? I had enough trouble getting this blog to look nice.  Thank goodness for templates.  I know that Sarah (our costume shop manager) will be able to help me, so I think that's why I'm not freaking out AS much.

So, the jobs I'm looking at right now...not that many, actually.  The position at Arkansas Rep got filled before I could send anything in (though it had been up since November).  I'm still looking at Vee Corporations, hopefully as one of their touring wardrobe crew members.  And I recently found a wonderful internship at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.  It doesn't pay very much, but it would be enough to live on, and the experience would be phenomenal...not to mention the contacts I would have afterward. 

Can't wait to see what happens in the next few weeks.  Praying everything goes well :)