Thursday, August 30, 2007


Robert Mercer passed away Monday night. Messages for Grace can be left on her blog or the Blue Rose Blog. The Robert's Snow project, founded in Robert's honor, is still going strong this year. The snowflakes will be auctioned in November and December.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


You may have noticed a substantial lag on this blog. After feeling guilty about if for a while, I've finally given in to the need for a blog break. I'm filling in weekly over at the Blue Rose Girl blog, you can find me there for now.

Don't worry, I'll be back. Look at the beautiful new website my mom is building me in the meantime.

Monday, August 06, 2007

traveling show

I bought this rolling toolbox last year for my puppet class supplies. Over the summer it turned into my traveling show box.

Everything fits perfectly into it, the books, puppets, table set up, and my dance shoes.

The last show I did was in an outdoor courtyard with no wall to tape my 6 x 6 foot paper to, so Karl designed and built me this wall, which is 2 theater flats clamped together and mounted onto feet. It's light weight and fits in my Oldsmobile sedan.
I used to dream about being a traveling gypsy performer, especially the part about having a show that packed up neatly and moved around. I love sets that come apart, and boxes, and fitting things into boxes. I'm sure it's my grandfather's influence again. And my mum, who loves organization.

Petula always takes keen interest in my projects.