Getting Started

Oh my gosh!  I have so much to learn.  I’m discovering that finding my way around the technical world takes a very different skill set than building puppets, performing puppet shows and facilitating workshops.  In my world, puppets are much more cooperative than computers.  So bear with me as I learn and I’ll do my best to keep you informed.

There are so many things I want to do with my blog!  I will be adding a YouTube link so most of the blogging will be done by video.  The puppets are currently debating about  which of them will get to be the video host.  They don’t seem to be able to resolve this themselves, so we’re going to have auditions!  It will all be captured on video so you can watch the process.  Before the video blogs get started however, I am working on a video for the home page which will give an overview of what Puppeteria is all about.  Working in video is very new to me as well, but fortunately I have some very talented and experienced film makers in the family to learn from.

Mostly what I want to accomplish with my blog, is to share with you the magic and power of  puppetry.  I’ll provide some instruction on constructing puppets, ideas on different ways to use puppets in your life, and report on what is happening in the world of puppetry.

I have been a fan of puppets my whole life and have been using puppets in my work for many years now.  Puppeteria will allow me to take my passion to the next step by teaching others how to use puppets in their life and work too.  I’m very excited to be living my dream and I’d like to leave you with a quote from my favourite frog, Kermit.

“I’ve got a dream too.  But it’s about singing and dancing and making people happy.  That’s the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with.  And well, I’ve found a whole bunch of friends who have the same dream.  And it kind of makes us like a family.” – Kermit

Welcome to the family, my friends!