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Open Expression open mic night

Every first Thursday of the month, I have been performing at Open Expression (7:00-8:30 pm), an open mic event in the Culver Center, downtown Riverside.  This event is part of the monthly Riverside Arts Walk.  My puppet, Else, has found her voice – and I have found a wonderful community of artists.  It is so inspiring to have a supportive… Read more →

VIP Club is here!

Puppets a la carte is so excited to begin its Very Impressive Puppeteers Club!  I continue to be inspired by the imaginations of all the kids and grown ups who like to talk “puppet” with me.  I can’t wait to get started building our special community of puppeteers.  Click on the new “Club” link on this web page to find… Read more →

A visit to Castle View Elementary School

Today, April 30, is Dia de los ninos/Dia de los libros. How lucky I was to get to celebrate with children on their special day. I had a wonderful morning today visiting with the second grade Dual Immersion students at Castle View Elementary School in Riverside, CA. We began the day by waking up my giant scarf marionette as well… Read more →

Everyone should play! Yes, even you.

I recently enjoyed listening to a story on NPR’s TED Radio Hour.  The show was called “Press Play” and culled from 5 separate TED talks about the value of play.  In short, play is extermemly important to our development as decent, well rounded human beings, as well as for our health and happiness.  Play is crucial for children AND adults.… Read more →

Stilt Walking

I am very excited about learning to walk on my stilts.  It’s a bit scary at first, but I am determined to master this new skill.  Then, I’ll be able to showcase my new giant scarf marionette!  The after market velcro Comfort Strap has helped me feel much more secure on these dry wall stilts.  Still, I think I better… Read more →