I'm in the September/October issue of Stage Directions Magazine

This is coming way late, but a few months ago, I was contacted by Stage Directions magazine, a national magazine about the art and technology of the theatre, about doing an interview for their September/October issue. What a compliment!

Though some of the interview, I felt like, was a little ad-libbed, and I have never failed a class in my life as it was stated in the article, it turned out to be a really great piece about my life as a makeup, hair, and wig designer, and some of my philosophies on life and teaching. The interviewer was a super rad lady that I really enjoyed talking to, and no matter what, I’m always going to be really happy about receiving the press…….especially because I’m always working my butt off to improve my situation (and to fund my makeup, art, and travel addictions).

Any who, here is the link, enjoy, and until next time! <3

http://stage-directions.com/current-issue/129-theater-craft/11038-the-confident-craftswoman.html

A World of Wigs.

I’ve been doing a ton of wigs lately for my normal gig, St. Edward’s University, in Austin, Texas, where I’ve been the unofficial wigmaster/wig designer for the last 13+ years, and for the University of Texas at Austin. I just wanted to share a few pics of what’s been going on in my world. We just wrapped up The Three Musketeers at the Mary Moody Northen Theater, and I also worked on a new works piece called Flora Circular and Three Shitty Sons for the theater at the University of Texas Theatre and Dance Department……..and I finally GOT TO DO A POWDERED WIG! Man, I am so psyched about it - it turned out just lovely. I also got to do a ZIGGY STARDUST WIG! Could it get any better??!? David Bowie is one of my favorites ever, and what a fun challenge. I’ve also been teaching my Advance Makeup Design class again, which is always a blast, and a new Wig Making and Styling class at SEU. It’s been tough getting a new class started, but everyone is doing really well in it, and it’s been super fun to do something new.

Any who, I’m not going to write your ear off, but what a cool couple of months of wigs. <3 <3 <3

Please click through the images, and enjoy!

My little Nori is missing! Please help if you're in the Austin area.

Hi All, 

I know that I haven't updated the blog in a while - I've been busy working on the second season of Rooster Teeth's Day 5, but now tragedy has hit. While we were off shooting in Alpine, Texas for the last month, my little puppy, Nori, got out of the backyard on April 11th and seemingly disappeared into thin air. He's my little sidekick, and I am quite devastated. If you're in the Austin area, please, please, please try to take a look around for my sweetheart. 

Here is the scoop:

He's a fixed Australian Shepard mix that weighs about 12 pounds. He's merle colored, aka marbled-looking black, white, and gray, with bright brown eyes, and he has a very distinctive pink and black nose. He's a bit skittish, but wouldn't ever bite, so if you see him somewhere, please give me a ring immediately at 469-583-3138.

There is a substantial reward being offered as well. I just want my puppy back! Thanks in advance, I hope this tragedy turns around soon, because I am just devastated right now. I love him so much. 

Crunch Time Debuts Today! Check out the first two episodes!

Rooster Teeth's Crunch Time premieres today! This is the show that I was Department Head Makeup on almost exactly a year ago, and it was such a fantastic experience. A fun, crazy, eccentric concept with kind of an 80s flair to the style of it, Crunch Time was an uber creative, funny, and bold production to work on. It brings something new to the table, and the production design by Stephen Fay totally killed it. I did makeups on characters from Killer Clowns and Goth Girls to Vampire Dentists and Abraham Lincoln for this one, and we collaborated with some fabulous actors and improvers from all over the place. 

Here's Rooster Teeth's summary of the show:

"(WARNING: MATURE CONTENT) New comedy series from Rooster Teeth coming September 2016 for Rooster Teeth Sponsors. Crunch Time follows a group of grad students who use big science for petty purposes. After recklessly handling cutting-edge tech in their school lab, this brilliant team of jackasses create a small, but potentially world-ending black hole that grabs the attention of government operatives. Since the “wanna-be” scientists can’t pinpoint exactly where their experiment went wrong, they must work with the secret government agency, sent in to save the day, by detailing EVERY illegal thing they’ve done in the lab thus far."

Anyways, check out the show, we all worked really hard, and I think it totally killed it. Crunch Time has arrived! 

Today is the Day! "Day 5" premieres today at 4pm on Youtube!

Rooster Teeth's Day 5, the post-apocalyptic mini-series that we've been working on for the past few months, premieres today, and here's a great Indiewire article on how great it is! This is super exciting. We worked so hard to try and make this show so epic, and today is the day we find out. Click on the image or link below to be directly to one of Day 5's wonderful reviews, and check it out at 4:00 pm on youtube! I know I am! :) :) :)

Chuck Klosterman Asks: Will Violence Save Football? | GQ

Great editorial piece that I did the makeup for that’s being featured in this month’s GQ magazine! I am quite proud of this one……it’s such an experience to pick up a magazine in a store and see your work and your name in it. It’s also great to do a little basic spfx and have it seen vs. the normal “pretty” makeup - it’s a nice mix up. I did the sweat, dirt, scratches, rug burns, and eye blacks for this football player. It’s also shot by the super talented Adam Voorhes, and the freaking amazing props are made the his wife, the most wonderful Robin Finley. They totally killed it. Enjoy the article!

http://www.gq.com/story/chuck-klosterman-excerpt-will-violence-save-football

Yeah, yeah! Rooster Teeth article about how to get the "Day 5" look that Tara designed! :)

Well, I can't get the thumb nail to come up, because art is my thing and computers are not, but here is the article that Rooster Teeth wrote about the "Day 5" look that I created for the show! It's a cute little how-to for cosplayers and Rooster Teeth fans alike. What a cool compliment to my hard work and my design - I am totally excited about this! Any who, here's the link, check it out, and have a great day! :)

https://www.facebook.com/roosterteeth/posts/1059719104087624.