I was accepted into the Marionette strand of the Eugene O'Neill National Puppetry Conference! If I raise the tuition by Friday I'll be building wooden marionettes with Jim Rose, a master puppeteer who greatly influenced my grandfather. It's my first time stepping into the string world. The fundraiser is here http://www.gofundme.com/golinda2015 which is also helping to start the Puppet Wagon. More on that in the next post.
The thank you gifts are some of my most requested art this year, and a few divination-themed surprises.
$1-up: Every donation helps, and gets an artful snail-mail Thank You.
$15 Box-O'-Chance: Matchbox of mystery, randomly chosen for you, containing objects for predicting your good luck.
$25 The Fairy Stash: Selection of some of my fairy merchandise from Peaceable Kingdom Press.
$35 eyeCloud mini: A palm sized version of my wood cut clouds.
$50 The Bins: 11 x 17" fine giclee print of the 84 bins that make up my eclectic studio.
$75 Personal Icon: miniature hand drawn ink on wood spirit, drawn specifically for you.
$100 Patron's Reception: invitation for you and a guest to a post-conference gathering on Wednesday July 8 with puppet show, puppet display, light fare, and good camaraderie.
$150 Shebang: Patron's Reception, personal icon, The Bins print, and an eyeCloud mini.
$200 Your Shadow: Patron's Reception and an articulated shadow puppet, the character of your choosing.
$250 Monster: Patron's Reception and Muppet monster style hand/rod puppet, your choice of color and personality.
$500 Shadow Play: Patron's Reception and a 2 minute original shadow puppet show on the subject of your choosing-- a Greek myth? A wedding proposal? I would love to make one of these! Show to be performed in person at an event local to New Haven, or videoed. You receive all puppets and show elements to keep.