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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shopping Mermaid


Just found a CD with collages from years past.....This is one of them. perfect for summertime.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Melton Center CommUnity Day

It was fun today making Unity Wands with kiddos at Melton CommUnity Day in West Chester.



Today was the unveiling of a beautiful mural there by Carrie Kingsbury of Promised Land Murals


The highlight of the day was seeing Mr. Spiderman up close and personal.


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Saturday, August 16, 2014

4th Annual CommUnity Festival and Open House at The Melton Center in West Chester

West Chester’s Melton Center to Hold 4th Annual Community Festival andOpen House - Because CommUnity Matters! – August 17th  West Chester -

On Sunday, August 17, The Melton Center will hold its fourth annual CommUnity Day. The Charles A. Melton Arts & Education Center is a center for personal, professional, cultural, and spiritual growth and has been a part of the West Chester community for almost 100 years,offering programs that help support, educate, and provide a safe environment for the youth and families of our entire community. The CommUnity Day festival runs from 11AM – 6PM on the grounds of the historic Melton Center at 501 East Miner Street in West Chester.

I will be there making Unity Wands with kiddos from 12 to 4


The nine pointed star is the universal symbol of unity. The quote inside is from Baha'i Scriptures "So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world"


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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Making Paper Flowers with My Daughter

Today my daughter Grace O'Neill, who is an artist, and I made paper flowers.






My flowers above, obviously fake.

Grace's flowers below. Hers look real!


Here they are combined into a big bouquets on our dining room table. Ta Da!


We make a great team!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Swinging Tail Puppet Making at La Mott Free Library

 Here is a MerCat Cop on the left, and a MerMan on the right.

 She really took her time, and made a very expressive MerMaid with her hair covering one eye...

These were all made by just one girl, who wanted to make a family.
 She was the big sister to many siblings.

Just a few samples from many super creative kiddos 
at LaMott today during the puppet making after 
The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid.
I LOVE MY JOB!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid at LaMott Library

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid

 Thursday July 31st at 11:00 a.m.

LAMOTT LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER
7420 Sycamore Ave, Elkins Park, PA 19027


(215) 635-4419



I'm looking forward to returning to LaMott for another rip-roaring sea adventure. 
Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Going on a Sleigh Ride at Spring Township Library

Going On A Sleigh Ride!
open to the public on
Thursday July 24th at 10:00 a.m.

Suitable for ages 2 to 6.


Children dress up as winter animals and crowd into a sleigh. 
The sleigh won't move until everyone is in. 
Afterwards we will make cardinal puppets to take home.


Spring Township Library
78-C Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610.
610-373-9888

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fun Summer for ArtyPantz Productions!



I'm really enjoying the summer shows this year more than ever. For some reason, my 11th year is just easier and more relaxed than the previous years. Most of the places I've been or am going to are places that I've been to many times before. It's such a nice feeling to go into familiar classrooms. It's also great to have so many kids remember other shows they have been in, and what character they played in the story. There are actually six stories to choose from at this point, all with their own set of costumes and props.

In addition to regular and a couple of new places, one standout this year is a collaboration with The Delaware County Intermediate Unit. Their mission is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of quality, cost-effective programs and services to school communities. I am working in various locations with their English Language Learners Program. This is really fun and interesting because the kids are from all around the world! 

The kids are all different ages and we are doing The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid.  Here are a couple of them making puppets after the show. Very sweet! #lovemyjob!


 baby mermaid!

                                                                                shark!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid 2014

Getting organized and geared up for almost an ArtyPantz Productions performance a day for July 2014. Most are at private camps and not open to the public, but there are a couple of libraries open to the public sprinkled in here and there. I will post those as they come up.

The most popular show this year is The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid.





Puppet making Afterwards!