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Bernice's 100th is in October...what can we collectively do?

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????? What's going on.......

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Will the Real Madame Please Sit Up?

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National Festival 2015

"These are some of my photo's."
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The Snowflake Man, Puppetkabob/Portland, Or.

"I love the combination of pop-up book tech and how you can easily change scenes.  Inspirational!"
Feb 10, 2014
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At Greg Ruhe's in Houston, Texas

"Greg invited my friends and I over for Christmas with his family and friends.  Good food, good folk, and a private tour of one of his work rooms.  What fun, and it continued on Saturday.  Ended up photographing his Christmas show for…"
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"Wonderful original version as well as restorative efforts."
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John Cusack Character

"Wow, I´ve instantly recognized this marionette´s face. Through the movie  "Being John Malkovich" I discovered the mazaing puppeteering-skills of Mr. Huber."
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Fred Cowan & Jim Rose

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Profile Information

Madison Hts., Michigan
Relationship to Puppetry
Use puppetry as a therapy tool/art therapy.
Archival photographer of puppets and their puppeteers.
Collect puppets.
Part of the puppetry community.
Member of PofA and DPG
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
It was magic......fun.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Mentor=George Latshaw

Topo Gigio, Kukla, Fran, and Ollie, Herkimer Dragon
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
a dragon or a bear
More About Me:
Art Therapist, teacher, special educator, photographer, workshop presenter, folk guitar/singer, loving spouse, daughter, auntie/great auntie, friend, and fun person.
Brad's been urging me to do this...
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Detroit Puppeters Guild
Puppeteers of America
American Art Therapy Association

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Posted on November 25, 2010 at 8:42am 0 Comments


Hope everyone takes the time to think about what they have, what they don't need, and grin alot during the process. Don't mean to be syrupy...I have just recently been reminded that it ain't about the feast...but the people you share it with, that are in your life, that have contributed (+ & -) to your life and all points inbetween.

My Mom is in remission after 3 long years of chemo/radiation, our 7th great niece/nephew was just born, the grandkids are superb, we are…


Comment Wall (31 comments)

At 8:13pm on June 30, 2009, Brad Lowe said…
Hey! Well look who is here!
Gosh, about time.
Welcome to the Hub.
Have a GREAT time at the festival, I know you will.
At 11:55pm on June 30, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Well Hello there. Look who's here. I'm glad you've joined. Hope you had fun in Suckie Toes
At 2:07pm on July 2, 2009, Phil Arnold said…
Hi Tih:
I'm only on this site occasionally and look who I met. The girls and I are heading to the picnic on the 25th. Maybe we'll see you there.
At 12:14pm on July 3, 2009, Phil Arnold said…
Nah, we can't afford to go to the National. I'm going to NY to spend a week with Tova Ackerman of Puppetry in Practice.

The girls send their love.
At 10:45am on July 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Hi ducky, Glad you got home from the festival. next time you and Shira are lost in the forest you should drop bread crumbs. I'm still on a post Festival high, but had twelve shows last week, so it was back to the real world of puppetry, crying toddlers and clueless summer camp directors. Can't wait for your August visit.
At 6:05pm on July 30, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Hey Tih,

the dics arrived today thanks so much I haven't had time to do more than a quick glanceI did two shows this AM then sat in the car dealership all afternoon geting new brakes and a water pump installed. With you permission nd a photo credit I will include some of the pictures in the new Puppet patter article about the festival. You should post some here on the hub so people can see some the goddies they missed. that was a great shot of John Tartaglia with Trudy Traffle
At 9:08am on August 6, 2009, Bruce Reges said…
My photos arrived, thank you so much, I really appreciate it. If there is anything I can do for you, let me know. Thanks,
MSG Bruce Reges
At 7:46pm on September 26, 2009, David C. Herzog said…
Hi sweetie,
Glad you had a good day. I was thinking about you all and wish I could have been there.
At 2:35pm on October 12, 2009, Brad Lowe said…
Well, I went over to the post office today, forgot it was Columbus day. UGH!!!!
The puppets will go out in tomorrows mail.
At 10:22am on October 22, 2009, Brad Lowe said…
Did you get the puppets I sent to you?
Hope you are feeling better.

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