We’re pleased to tell you that the Fox and Crow book is back on track after a few big ol’ bumps in the road. We anticipate a late-summer release. In order to create the image for “The Donkey Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” Michelle had to create a clay sculpture or a “maquette” (learn about that at Wikipedia) of the image that reflected back from the water of the lake. Here’s an up-close image of the face of the lion.
Last weekend, we had a nice gathering of stories and art at BOONgarden in Goodyear, Arizona. We sold some books, sold some art and had a fine evening of adult storytelling. Here’s a brief clip from Sean Buvala sharing “The Strongest Man in Ireland.”
“Storytelling will never die out. It has a glowing future because of its rich past.” (-Connie Regan-Blake) from our Storyteller’s Journal #1. Come take a look at our write-in journal with quotes about storytelling and storytellers.
We had a great time out in Youngtown, Arizona for their “Art in the Park” festival. Great to speak to so many people, pass out some bookmarks, make a few sales. Fun, casual. Thanks for stopping by.
Another quote from our new “Storyteller’s Journal #1.”
The graphic reads:
“I think you should know that sound, eye contact, energy
level, expressions, body language and content create
a world. Out of balance they create a half place,
one so awkward the listeners’ attention may wander away.”
The quote was contributed by Angela R. Hunt.
We’re having a bug or two with the graphics on the site. Thanks for your patience as we try to make everything work again.
We’ll be creating a series of quote graphics from our new “Storyteller’s Journal 1.” Here’s the first.
The Write-In Journal for the Oral Storyteller
Storyteller, who are you? What should you know? What is your place in the world’s oral storytelling traditions?
Dozens of Thought-Provoking Comments and Questions
We asked oral storytellers from around the world to answer the question, “What should storytellers know about the art and craft of storytelling?” You’ll find many of their responses in this write-in journal. In addition to the 30+ comments and 20 focused questions, you’ll find some blank pages for you to generate your own thoughts and ideas.
Just a little video of Michelle working on the artwork for the next “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop” book. Enjoy.