Friday, August 26, 2005

Reading Rocks

Well here's the 'Reading Rocks' movie I made for presenting at the Redlands Shire branch libraries. It went fairly well especially at the second show at Capalaba. The kids there joined in with the song well and enjoyed the joke of the books reading.
Brockie the Rock down at South Bank

One of the reading  rocks

It was a big audience. A child care centre group and a kindergarten attended as well. One of the regular girls brought along a wonderfully decorated rock princess. It had braided hair with little pink hair clips, eyes, mouth a tutu like skirt made from a patty cake paper cup. I really enjoy it when parents and kids work together like that.

Dial up version - 804 kbytes QT movie

Better quality sound - 3.1MB QT movie

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Children's Book Week is upon us!

Yes that's right. Another year! Another Children's Book Week! Another Children's Book Week Theme! This year it's 'Reading Rocks'. Well of course it does!

Trust me though I immediately thought of rocks. You know those hard stoney things you trip over and crack your big toe on when you're running down a bush track.

I had a great couple of days and nights up at Stanthorpe Library running some workshops for writers young and old and doing some performances. I asked the motel manager if I could borrow one of his rocks for a stage prop. He gave me a strange look but he did help me lift it out of the garden and into the boot of the car. It looked quite good on stage in the Stanthorpe Civic Centre Supper Room with my beanie on it's head and my scarf around his kneck.

I've made a movie called Reading Rocks for the Cleveland and Capalaba Library shows and I promise to upload it when I get a spare few minutes.

Enjoy Book Week 2005,

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Now hosting on my own site - yes!

Sometimes a storyteller has to stay up late at night slaving over a hot blog editor. Well tonight it has been worth it because I've managed to migrate my blog over to my own server using Blogger's FTP feature.