Monday, 5 March 2012


Last Saturday evening, on an incredibly rare childless evening out, we adults attended a shadow puppet show created by my friend Liz Dever, called The Handless Maiden.
Liz adapted the story, created all the background visuals and puppets and performed the entire show with dialogue, song, puppetry and violin! It had been a long time in the dreaming and a long time in the making...

I'd spent some time with Liz the week before 'helping' the puppet mistress finalise her vision. There wasn't really much helping needed - even then, when Liz herself had been worried that everything wouldn't be ready by performance night - I'd been so impressed with what she had created. I felt so inspired by those couple of hours - being with someone immersed in their creative vision, having nurtured it and watched it grow for so long and anticipating its completion - was food for my own creative soul.

So thank you Liz for your bravery and determination, your gifts and your story. Can't wait for the next one...

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