Here is a brief overview of my summer in pictures. These are photos from fittings, rehearsals, daily shop life, etc. Things that would not appear in one's portfolio, but are by no means unimportant to the creative process during summer stock.
Click on each photo to learn a little something about the process of being a Cutter/Asst. Costume Designer, summer stock tips, theatre in general, or a fun anecdote about the summer.
Summer stock is fun, keep the fun going by reading: 5 Things I've Learned at Summer Stocks
Have you ever noticed that we as humans associate colors with feelings and themes? For example when I say the word "rich" in western culture what color do most people think of? Green
What if I said "love"? Red?
Knowing the meanings behind colors is something that comes in handy as a designer. Knowing that white in the western world is reserved for wedding clothes, but in the east, it is worn by widows or by people in mourning.
For a brief overview of colors' meanings both east and west check out: Incredible Art Department. Their descriptions are a good overview of color meaning and a good jumping off point for further study.
When researching a play, knowing different color psychology meanings can help subconsciously get your themes across to the audience. Books such as, Green: The History of a Color give in depth looks at colors in western cultures. The same author also published books on Blue and Black.
Other reference book options:
If color psychology intrigues you, but books seem a bit too much for you at the moment and you just want color your feelings, you can always use this pencil set. I hope this gets you thinking about the meanings behind your color choices on and off stage.
Color has always been something that influenced me as a designer and a blogger. Here's another color theory themed article! In it I give a few specific examples of playing with and against color theory on stage.