The past month has been very intense here at Puppeteria. We have made a physical move for our home & Puppeteria office from Wilberforce to Peterborough! Our house in Wilberforce sold in record time with a very short closing date so all the tasks associated with moving had to happen very quickly. Down-sizing from 2,700 square feet of living, workshop & office space to 900 square feet of living, workshop & office space added greatly to the challenge and I have to admit, there are still several lingering boxes whose contents need to be sorted, put away, given away or thrown away. It’s worth it though! I’m thoroughly enjoying the much de-cluttered and efficient nature of our new, compact, comfortable home. The puppets seem quite pleased with their new space as well and are able to keep a closer watch on me as I work on new programming and rehearse new scripts.
With new contact information, updating the Puppeteria website also became a high priority and a great opportunity to add information about our brand new birthday party packages and other expanding services. I hope you’ll take the time to explore each page to check out the changes. One of the most exciting changes is the addition of the Puppeteria Chef! He appears in a different pose on each page as the “spokespuppet” of Puppeteria. Many thanks go out to the talented Aaron King, who designed and created this unique character for Puppeteria. The photos in the posting from January 26th, 2014 show the puppet version of the Puppeteria Chef. You’ll be hearing more from him as time goes on. I’m also fortunate and grateful to have an excellent web designer, Linda Middleton, of Crystal Image Studio, who worked her magic to make all the changes and get my updated site live in a very timely fashion.
One big advantage to our change in location is easier access to a whole new geographical area and population base. We’re very excited to serve Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Northumberland, Hastings and Haliburton Counties! I look forward to making new friends and colleagues in these areas as well as nurturing and growing with my friends and colleagues in Haliburton County and North Hastings. If you know anyone who might be interested in a puppetry workshop or a birthday puppet show, please steer them in my direction. I look forward to your comments and ideas!