Friday, June 19, 2009

Hickory, Dickery, Docket

'Hickery, Dickery, Docket,
The mouse ran up the rocket,
He climbed through a hole
As the rocket took off
And hid in the austronaut's pocket.'

There I did it. I've been meaning to use 'Hickory, Dickory, Dock' as the start of a story for ages and never quite managed it. This week Wilston-Grange Kindergarten had indicated that their children were interested in, among other things, space and rockets and planets. It was clear they were to. There was a neat solar system mobile hanging from their ceiling.

I had fun creating a new story about a mouse that went to the Space Station and helped install a space telescope and I've added another nursery rhyme story to my repertoire.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Oral Histories & a neat animation

I've been hearing lots of oral history stories over the last week as I record and edit stories from environmental and conservation activists in Queensland. Environmental successes, struggles, strange and unexpected happenings but most especially just hearing about deep caring. It's a very neat project that is going to culminate in the Qld Conservation Council 40th Birthday Celebrations in July.

Here's a really nice story like music video animation that FaceBook friend Bronwyn Davies pointed me to on YouTube.

Oh, yes, if you're coming to GreenFest in the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens on this weekend, 6th and 7th June, came and say hullo, I'll be in the BCC WaterSmart display with cartoonist Brian Doyle.