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Fooble the dragon

Dragons are real and magic is real. You can see Fooble perform kid’s shows and he will explain how he learned the ancient secrets and can help you realize your potential for magic. I saw them at Oregon Country Fair. They also perform at other events including faerie worlds.

Noah Mclain performed with many guests including JenUine the unicorn. Check out their website here.

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Poetry and Wonder at the Oregon Country Fair

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I got to perform stand up comedy and poetry alongside these slam poets and MCs at the Oregon Country Fair Chez Rey’s stage. It was a wonderful event tucked away in the trees. It was so special having ASL interpreters there! 

 

 

Here is a video of Me doing the animal jokes. (It does cut off right before the final punchline)

Grayson and Susan!

Eleven Eyes.I also took these photographs of people having fun, in costume, being themselves out there in the woods, with clowning, juggling, music and great food all around.

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The Green shape on the right is a person in costume.DSCF1404.JPG

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These costumed performers were on stilts. Here she is down on the ground so you can see her makeup.DSCF1571.JPGDSCF1619.JPG

A giant chess set!DSCF1492.jpgDSCF1489.JPGDSCF1481.JPG

A GIANT backgammon set!DSCF1480.JPGDSCF1477.JPG

A marionette perfomance. DSCF1474.JPG

I saw three pianos on the grounds that people were playing (and resting under).DSCF1467.JPG

This installation is known as the Pink RoomDSCF1466.JPGDSCF1465.JPGDSCF1459.JPG

Incredible, the THE REAL Donald TRUMP with huge hands came to visit us.DSCF1568.JPG

Strongman Jon Deline!DSCF1567.JPG

Cullen and Mia Vance DSCF1469.JPG

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March Fourth Marching Band!DSCF1432.JPG

Puppets!DSCF1433.JPGDSCF1426.JPGDSCF1414.JPGDSCF1419.JPGDSCF1420.JPGDSCF1421.JPGDSCF1616.JPGDSCF1447.JPG

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Utushi-e Puppets.

At Mecca here in Eugene, we have kid’s art workshop on Saturdays. Today we made these puppets. The trick to them is to have a character on two distinct poses. The puppets are double sided. Traditionally, the performers dress in black and have black gloves covering their skin. The character can flip and change its pose. This is the simplest form of animation: two frames! Dynamic!

  
 
The dowel or Popsicle stick is painted black and glued between two pieces of black matte board. 
   
  

This young artist made a pumpkin character with glasses.  
  

This young man made a colorful bird with teeth!  

Here I am with a little troll and a skeleton.
    
 
It’s Jacqueline Black the witch! (She’s friends with Janice the Jester and Nate the Knight) 

    
    

I eecially like the gag of a cute ghost who becomes fat by eating too much candy and the pop tart who is concerned that he is missing his corner.
    
   

  

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