As Seen On… Wave Country with Dawne Gee

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

As Seen On… Wave Country with Dawne Gee

What do… As seen on TV, As seen on WAVE 3, and As seen on Dawne Gee …have in common? Well besides being a fabulous and timely rhyme, they all describe me! In case you missed seeing my recent TV interview on Wave Country with Dawne Gee, below is the link where you can watch it. —> CLICK HERE to watch the interview. <— Look for the “Featured Videos” box in the top right corner & click on the “DyeSigns By Pamela, Inc.” link. (Bonus points to anyone who pops a bag of popcorn to watch it!) Bucket List Update: Add “As seen on TV” to the resume....

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 20

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

31 Days of Thanks: Day 20

To my Presentation Academy family who rallied the Pres community near and far to try to make this Pres Girl a Cover Girl. We made it pretty far! I owe so much of where I am today to my years at Pres. Thank you to the staff, administrators, my fellow classmates, other alumni, parents, students and supporters of an amazing high school. Special thanks to Jackie, Patti, Martha, and Sister...

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 5

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

I was very involved on the wardrobe crew for my high school’s theater department. My friend Becca, first convinced me to go to the Drama Club meetings after school and knowing my love of fabric, later convinced me to help Kathy, the costume supervisor on the annual musical and play. While at Presentation I was able to shadow a second “woman in a career field that interested me”. This time I was able to follow around a dresser with the local Theatrical Wardrobe Union on a Broadway Series touring production of BIG. Thanks again go to Ms. Hall, coordinator of the leadership program, who reached out to Amy with the Broadway Series. Amy connected me with Ginger who I was able to follow around backstage for the entire performance. At the time, becoming a dresser did not quite seem like the right fit for me, but all that changed with a phone call. A few months later, Ginger became the Business Agent for the local Wardrobe Union. I still remember walking back to my dorm room my freshman year of college and having a message on the answering machine from Ginger. She asked me if I would be interested and available to dress and work as a seamstress for the upcoming four week run of The Phantom of the Opera. No need to think about it, I was immediately on board. Since then I have worked dozens of Broadway shows, Operas, Ballets and Concerts. I have earned two union cards for wardrobe (a challenging feat with no family or friends working in the industry). It is fun to be able to incorporate my fibers background into the theatrical wardrobe world. In addition to being a seamstress for Phantom and several other productions, I have had the opportunity to paint costumes for The Lion King (one of my Top 5 favorite shows!). I cannot thank Becca, Kathy, Charlie (my high school theater Director), Amy and Ginger enough for building the foundation of what has become my love of...

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 4

Posted on Oct 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

31 Days of Thanks: Day 4

I was first introduced to world renowned fabric artist, Penny Sisto, at a special leadership seminar my freshman year of high school. After hearing Penny speak and seeing her amazing quilts, I knew I wanted to shadow her through my school’s shadowing program. It took a few months, but the stars finally aligned and there I was spending the day in Penny’s studio. With Penny’s guidance, I made a wall hanging in less than a day, painting the background, creating the person, and quilting it all together. As I was sewing the person together, Penny cut the bird out for me to put in the figure’s hands. Ironically and unbeknownst to Penny, at the time I was reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in English class. It was meant to be. I went home that day and proudly professed to my parents, “I know what I want to be when I grow up. I want to be a fabric artist!” Thank you Penny for inspiring me to be what I have...

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31 Days of Thanks: Day 3

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

One of the reasons I chose to go to high school at Presentation Academy was because of its leadership program. At the helm was leadership coordinator, Ms. Hall. As a prospective 8th grader, the potential to take days off of school to shadow women in career fields that interest me was very intriguing. Ms. Hall made it possible for me to shadow a fabric artist and a dresser on a Broadway show. While I will talk about the women I shadowed another day, today is dedicated to Ms. Hall for making the connections that enabled me to start on the path toward my future careers. Thanks Ms....

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