Halloween approaches, and that means one thing: making a cool costume for my eight-year-old. I’m under a bit of pressure. She knows I can make stuff. She has expectations. The hard part, for me, is balancing my perfectionist tendencies with creative work and my need to not spend 40-hours devoted to creating a work-of-art that […]
Hooray for finishing things! We have been working on this website for much longer than I care to admit. I am sure there are some bugs that still need to be worked out, but it feels so good to be at this point! I have to say THANK YOU to Heather Topich, our touring coordinator […]
What a day! A rainy, dreary day, by all accounts, except that we were indoors performing at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for their Family Fun Day. We had a great audience: they were ready to have fun and interact. They even laughed at all our bad jokes. But the best part of the […]
The other day, my older daughter was wrapped up in her world of new, cool electronic gadgetry that found purchase in our home over the holidays. It’s a tough balance as a parent trying to figure out how much screen time is “right” for an eleven year old. I am not in the camp that […]
I have developed a passion for felting and natural fibers that my family, accurately, would likely describe as being borderline obsessive. My bookshelves are heaving from new purchases, my browser has bookmarked dozens of amazing sites, and I have been building up a stash of wool and felting materials…it just makes me giddy!
Company members are talented, quirky, and unique. Within these pages, we will share our thoughts on all the branches that life within a touring puppet company takes: working in the arts, building puppets, working with weird materials, parenting while being a working artist, homeschooling young children while on the road, traveling in close quarters, eating […]
We had a great time last weekend at the Chesterfield Berry Farm where we performed puppet shows and ran a craft table. For the craft table, we had the children making their own unique chicken rod puppets. My youngest daughter was out (she is three), and even she made one of her very own chickens. […]