"Yes we are going to Atlanta to the National Puppetry Festival. So I will love to share about how wonderful it will be. I can't make the Puppet Fest Midwest. I have taken care of my Grandson since he was 3 weeks old. So we are buddies. He is…"
"I was hoping that I could live vicariosly through your memories of the National Festival. I know that your grandson will absolutely love having you take care of him though. I'm still working on puppetry from the educational viewpoint with the…"
"This year has not allowed for puppetry festivals in our budget. I am already budgeting in for next Summer now so that I don't miss out on anymore great opportunitis for the learning and the comaraderie. Our state massage conference generally…"
"We are finally registered & paid for Atlanta WOO HOO! Can't wait to be there. Also looking into going to Puppet Fest Mid West. I need time to work on my own show so I don't know if I should stay home or go?"
I want to go back. Hannah doesn't want to go I don't think so if I go I will go alone. Are you going back? Are you going to Puppet Gumbo? How is Jan & what is happening with the theater? I have done noting in the last year with puppets. My stage is all set up in the garage & I am excited about that so hope fully soon. Too much family stuff going on lately.
Savannah was great. Steve, Hannah & I all went. We all had a wonderful time. From begining to the end all was good. Even the late night get together with puppeteers that are musicians too. It was a very warm welcome for puppeteers in Savannah. Lee Bryan did a great job with all for the Street Fair it was the best I hve ever seen. It was truly aesome. Wish you had been there.
All four of us are going to Atlanta we are going to be helping with the festival it should be great. What all has happened with Jan? What are you doing with puppets now that the theater closed? It is so sad. I really want to go to another festival this summer. I might go next week to Maryland. I would love to go to either one. Just costs so much.
I just got home from annual FSMTA (FL State Massage Therapy Assoc.)Convention in Boca working with our Education Chair on the Monitor Team. Learned a great deal; great networking opportunities, and fun, of course. Much like our puppet festivals! I too would like to go to another festival, but this summer does not seem 'do-able' with our middle daughter's Quince celebration on July 19 and full time graduate classes through August 2ND. Jan is still searching for someone to give her another place to 'set up shop'. All the props, puppets, scenery, etc. are in storage. We are both in Gold Coast Puppet Guild so I do speak with her from time to time.
If you do go to Md. festival, please share your experiences. I'll have to settle for living vicariously through other puppeteers this summer. Personally, I am spreading the word about colaborations between puppetry orgs. and other groups that work with children/students as a means of advancing the Art while promoting better citizens. Keep smiling. Be happy, Hope your fourth was explosively spectacular!:)