Here's a little sneak peek at the new marionette for my Magic Circus show! For the record, I'm new to marionettes. Over the years I've developed a basic proficiency with hand puppets, but marionettes are a whole new ball game. I have a long way to go before he is dancing and jumping through hoops … [Read more...] about Chihuahua Marionette Sneak Peek
Working With Puppets
I've been picking up supplies to build the strong man puppet featured in Puppet Planet by John Kennedy. I was hoping to have a friend build this puppet, as I have never built one of the puppets for my shows, but he is too busy working on his own shows right now, so it's up to me. Most amusing was … [Read more...] about Building (puppet) Muscle
Several years back, I had a show pretty far away from home on a Friday evening. My wife was working, and we had arranged a babysitter for the evening. I had the kids showered and in their pj's, and was ready to walk out the door when the sitter arrived. She was a bit late, but I always build in … [Read more...] about Bring my kids to work day
Last week, performing my new winter music and puppet show for toddlers, I included a bit I've done hundreds, perhaps a thousand times over the years. It involves traveling down to the "farm" and meeting some animal puppets - a cow, a pig, and a chicken. This time, we were helping the three little … [Read more...] about Change five things. Now change five more.
For many years when we lived in NYC area, I was a member of a gym and worked out very consistently. I would go do shows in the morning, swing by the gym (first the YMCA, then a new gym that opened across the street from us), then go pick up my kids after their preschool. I've never been all … [Read more...] about Major Dad Bod