Friday, February 22, 2013

Even more things in the mail!

The show postcards arrived!


All 29 lbs of them. 29lbs in one box. that is impressive. Not that I am talking about Kelsey, the cover girl's weight.

Look at her, being all Rosie the Riveter-like. And there's a rubber chicken with her.

Here's the story behind this photo. I had a different idea for a photo that involved shots off all the people the show in various historical women garb, to look like a photo booth thing, actually took those pictures (don't worry, you will see them soon enough on this site), then remembered, I don't have the photo editing skills to pull that off. (or more like, I don't have the patience to figure out, take a class, ask a pal). Plus, even though iPhones are great, they don't tell you when the shots you are taking are too dim to turn into magic on a postcard.

So I decided to redo my whole postcard idea. Because nagging at the back of my brain the whole time was this voice "Heather, if you are going to create a show about iconic women in America's history, there is one image that you should work from." This voice kept creeping up. I would say to it "No! I want to do this elaborate idea with tons of people and photos and props and costumes." And the voice would say "Rooooooooooosssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss(it speaks parsaltongue)sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssie." Finallly, when my first idea fell a away, I embraced this voice, dressed Kelsey up as history's favorite poster girl and made her hold a chicken. Viola! Postcard image!


I had to learn some Photoshop skills for this, like how to remove a background from an image and make a PNG. It worked out pretty well, for those of you with eagle eye graphic design skills, there are some small mistakes for you to find. You are welcome.

Did I tell you I got that chicken my freshman year of college after being on the props run crew for the show Ripe Conditions? That show featured a tornado that left rubber chickens across the stage, the technical director bestowed one of them to me at the close of the show for my excellent feather throwing and chicken placement. That was many years ago (fall of 1999). In fact, my work as chicken girl in this show was immortalized in a mural in the Clarke University Student Union. Check it out!

That's me in the black (because that is what run crew wears), my reddish hair, holding chickens! That is TDH the theatre, in the background. My friend and artist Joanna Griebel painted that her senior year. Proof of the start of my life in theatre doing wacky things.



So if you want a WHM postcard, let me know!

I have a lot!

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