I started the weekend with a class from Jessica MacBeth, the writer of Brian Froud's Faerie Oracle. What a neat person. Meeting her was like getting to know the essence of worldly grandmother-ness. Felt like she was your grandma and you were on the rug at the foot of her rocker listen to tales of faeries.
Next, I took a Goblin sculpting class from Patricia Hedegaard. That woman has heart and creates some of the most darling, endearing creatures and dolls. I learned a lot from her and am now sculpting more than ever!
But, I wanted to listen more. So, I forgot about everything I was previously planning and planted my butt in a chair. Delight from beginning to end. His performance of the Jabberwocky was so believable. He made the nonsensical madness of Lewis Caroll's words clear and logical! By the end of his entire performance, I was in tears. Beautiful. So, my friend and I walked up to him after to tell him how much we enjoyed his performance. I was delighted to learn that he was one of my favorite voices on Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland and was also one of the Santa's on my all-time favorite Psych.
Then, I was so inspired by his joyful and friendly demenor that I decided to take his Storytelling Class. What fun. Another class that really let creative juices flow.
The most important lesson when telling a story? Make. It. Real.