Wonderment is everywhere

Every August, my Mom asks me if i am going to “Birmingham” again.  It’s a little joke we enjoy sharing and though I’m not attached to going each year, I do appreciate the chance to travel down to Nevada and enjoy the “Birmingham Festival”… For many people, this event is a pivotal point of change…

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The 3d Stroboscopic Zoetropes of Peter Hudson

Interactive Masterpieces: The 3d Stroboscopic Zoetropes of Peter Hudson Since Peter Hudson’s work is some of my favorite pieces at Burning Man, i thought i’d compile a quick visual summary of his work via youtube videos i found today… Playa Swimmers (Peter’s 1st Burning Man project in 2000) Sisyphish (Peter’s first 3D stroboscopic zoetrope in…

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A Mermaid’s Search for Pirates

In 2005, I started dreaming of desert pirates. I thought this vision was heralding the arrival of my soulmate in the guise of a pirate – a very romantic fantasy for a little mermaid! But I was perplexed by the strange notion of “pirates in the desert” until summer of 2006, when I was headed to my first Burning Man festival. As I packed my costumes for this…

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Dreams of A Little Mermaid

Childhood Beginnings Many people enjoy the mythology of the mermaid at some point in their lives but my own fascination since childhood has never abated. Around the age of 5, I encountered the story of The Little Mermaid illustrated by Japanese artist Makoto Takahashi. The illustrated tale stayed true to the original bittersweet ending of Hans Christian Andersen’s story with themes…

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Heart of the Swamp

A shadowpuppet fairytale About the fears that bind us and the love that frees us… Enter the swamp for a little tale of darkness and light! NOTE: The performance doesn’t start til 0:45 on the video so please start watching from that spot. Thanks!! “Heart of the Swamp”: A Shadowpuppet Fairytale from littlewoo on Vimeo. Created & performed…

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Saying No With Love

As Compassionate Beings, we are consistently trying to expand our ability to share resources, time and energy. As Tribal Beings, we belong to many families and groups where the connection is strong and our desire to participate is highly activated. We know that saying Yes is part of the path of Friendship and also an…

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The Dream Lullaby

I’ve always had a fondness for lullabies… The idea that a human being would sing so tenderly to a child to  soothe them into sleep has always touched me. Here is a lullaby where I wrote the music in 1997 but didn’t feel the right lyrics arrive til 2003! (this recording was produced by Zufo…

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Beauty and the Beast

Often, people delight in what is considered Beautiful yet abhor the Ugly things in life. However, there are teachings available from both the Beauty and the Beast within us. Whenever we can observe the shadow and the light with some equanimity, we receive many gifts. Even the most ugly circumstance contains a beautiful story that…

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