Thanks to my @jumpingjacktheater family for a great day in Pittsburgh. And thanks to @ssanta86 our director I now can bring pigeon with me on my day to day journeys.
The art class made finger puppets and then we made little shows with them. This is a rabbit finger puppet reciting Snowball by Shell Silverstein. 😊 #puppets
A great two days! #Repost @jp4worklog with ・・・
Our first weekend of rehearsals creating "All the Fights!" at the gorgeous Pearl Arts Studio; part of the Pearl Diving Movement Residency! It's gonna get crazy. #I'mSweatyAlready @sa.rah.if @sarahbcarleton @claire_sabatine #pittsburgh #arts #fightchoreography
I couldn’t think of a better birthday present than starting rehearsals this week for All the Fights! Coming to @pearlartsstudios this August. I know less the older I get 😂. But I do know doing work that you love is a rare gift and life is uncertain but telling stories through movement is one of my favorite things. And it’s really lovely to do things that make your heart glow ❤️😊 so here’s to a week were I turn a year older and get to make good things.
“Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left alone or forgotten.” Lilo and Stitch #sisters
My favorite little person Miss Vivian 🌹.
Love these two ladies. My favorite college students. Soaking in all the moments before they leave for college. ❤️ @somsom_2556 @ari.carleton_ @heatherrosesewing
My job as an artist is to feel. And there are days and weeks when I hate this. That the practice of having an open heart is rather painful 😜😫. But it’s why I love other artists who are honest and open in their work. It gives me the courage to keep being honest about the joy and pain that we walk in and to create beauty in the midst. Here’s to moving and feeling and exploring even when it’s not perfect or even beautiful but it’s the practice to remember to bring my heart to my work. Honestly. Openly. The wildness and broken and beauty. Keep creating world. My heart needs it. music @jaejinmusic Wild Creatures (go support artists and buy his music. )
I never was a dog person. I roomed with people who had terrible dogs! 😳 house sat for others that were equally bad. But four years ago London joined the family and she has the most sensitive spirit. She knows when people are upset and comes to comfort. Luna came two years later and is a bullheaded stinker. But the best snuggler. I’m still not sure if I’m a dog person 😂. But I ❤️ these two. And I am grateful for the ways they remind me to love and keep an open heart. And today we remember that not all creatures love fireworks so watch out for puppies and dogs and care for those people who might also be impacted by fireworks in negative ways. Be safe. 💥 🎇
First week of teaching camp done for the summer. Goldilocks and the Three Bears #teachingartist #theaterkids 🐻🐻🐻