I haven’t been posting as much as I have in the past. Wondering why? I accepted a full-time position at The Rose Theater as the Costume Shop Foreman, so I’ve been keeping QUITE busy.
I’m still adjusting to working on children’s theater costumes from 9-5 and then working on my own brand during lunch breaks, evenings and weekends. I’m used to working a lot, but this new ratio of working outside the studio vs. time in the studio has been a rough change.
At first I was really concerned because of all the time I would NOT be spending on Audio Helkuik collections, but I’m really so grateful for this job. If I have to have a 9-5, it’s pretty much the perfect for me. Children’s theater is really random and wonderful. My supervisor is really good and really, really, REALLY fast, so I learn a lot from her. I can’t wait to be able to design, pattern and sew as quickly as she does. So many of the skills I’m perfecting in the costume shop are exactly the skills I need to continue making Audio Helkuik better and better. I love to learn. I love getting better.
With my new position, I get to design a few mainstage shows each season. Right now I’m working on designs for a show about a little family of singing mice. Children’s theater. So random. So wonderful.
Really excited to see my designs on the stage again. I love costume design. I love fashion design too. Don’t you worry. I have LOTS of projects in the works for Audio Helkuik. Screenprinting. Leatherworking. New collections. Photoshoots. SOOOOOOO PUMPED.
The future is looking up. Life is good.