A Tumbler costume from Tulsa Ballet’s Nutcracker – Mother Ginger and her gaggle of Clowns and Tumblers.
I began this project (designing and constructing) thinking it would be such a breeze. It has been more work than even I bargained for, a good deal of it managing the process, the volume of work and keeping a vigilant eye on time and expenses. I think that with deadlines such as these, the last push always turns into a fight to the death. With everything and yet nothing left to lose, one dives in again, oddly liberated by the thought that I will be no worse off than before.
I’ve been learning this lesson over and over again; to throw caution to the wind and trust that it will work out. After all these struggles I have to admit, I kind of like this one!