To say I love the art of puppetry is an understatement.
It is my life. My passion. And at times, an obsession.
And not just the type of puppetry I do. I love all kinds, and try my best to learn as much as I can about each one, see shows, films, etc. whenever I can.
It is an art form that has enriched my life.
So how does one "celebrate" world puppetry day?
As a puppeteer and puppet maker I will definitely spend some time today working on my art.
And as a fan of puppets I will watch something... New? old? I don't know yet.
What can you do? Seek out a local puppeteer and see if any shows are happening, go online and rent/download a film featuring puppets... Hug a puppeteer and thank them for keeping this ancient art alive in these times... Check out your local puppetry guild, and Puppeteers of America!
And I be a fool not to mention my own work here! Want to help this puppeteer? Check out the films I have worked on at VHX and at YouTube!
And on a total other note...
Eleven years ago today Prince released one of his BEST albums, 3121.
I can't believe it was that long ago. Right now the album is out of print, but easily found used online. I heard it's getting re-released soon though!