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Changing Hands

Friday afternoon we picked up Jacob from school. He’d be visiting us for the weekend while his parents work. As he walked out of his second grade classroom surrounded by fellow classmates they all appeared to be lost in their own thoughts. As they inched closer to the designated parent’s meeting place, their long faces … Continue reading

Animation / art / art design / Computer / home-grown talent / limitless / self-directed / self-motivated / sock puppets / untrained / young artist

Jacob, Puppeteer, a documentary

The story of a 7-year-old who makes sock puppets using supplies found around the house – tape, construction paper and water soluable makers. Inspired by Baby Einstein puppets, Bob Baker Marionettes and puppets he’s seen at museums and plays he’s a self-motivated, inspired artist. Today he makes his puppets just for sport, but who knows … Continue reading

Heatwave

We’re having a heatwave . . .

We’re in Los Angeles. Experiencing heatwaves the last few weeks. It’s Saturday. 1:05 p.m. . 85 degress inside, 97.5 degrees outside. Yesterday was about the same. And tomorrow will repeat today’s temps. By mid-week we’ll experience a cool down, followed by rain, then the cycle will start again. All this sunshine and rain is doing wonders for … Continue reading