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Location: Bend, Oregon, United States

I've made a living in art and puppetry for over thirty years. I visit schools and universities teaching puppetry and sculpture. This will be my 18th year playing Santa Claus. I can't think of anyone I know that likes or has a better job than I do.

Friday, June 30, 2006

new story, new puppets

hi all, just wrote a new stoy about two elephants that helped each out at different times in thier life. i now have a dozen new puppets to add. after i take photos of them, i'll post some of them.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

just a day at work

spent time illistrating the cover of my book on happy ever after fairy tales, as well as an illistration for one of my stories. now i'm watering my garden, putting up 4 big bird houses, starting to cut and paint marshmallow shooters. taking time to play with my dobie. also, just met my friend for lunch. since i'm losing wieght i brought back most of it to eat later.( chinese food ) .

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


i wrote a new story for my fairy tale books, it's called the bright little pebbles . that makes 18, with several more not put down on paper yet. the books are so much fun to write.

Monday, June 26, 2006


back from my festival, next up is a july 4th festival, only 6 hours long. starts with a pet parade. it's very hot, 105 degrees.

Friday, June 23, 2006

My Old Logo

Hi. Here's an old logo of mine. It was done by a really great artist. It is actually my hand, and a bunch of the puppets that I make. I've used this logo for a long time, but now that I'm on the web it was too busy, so I will always keep my four foot square painted logo as a reminder of where I used to be.

Today was an interesting day. I had two ladies fight over the same cat puppet, literally a cat fight. One of them was carrying it around because she was going to buy it. She had carried it around for well over an hour when another lady noticing it asked if she could go show it to someone. Sure you can. Only problem was, when the lady got back she thought she was going to get to buy it. It took them a while to figure out that I had two, however, they both wanted the same one because they liked the face. After the first lady gave in, the second lady said That's ok, and took the second one anyway. Oh, what fun!

First Time

Is anyone really out there? I'm a puppet maker and puppeteer. I'm at a festival in Roseburg, Oregon selling my puppets and setting up my blog.