Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Reed Family Puppeteers

So last weekend was really fun. We had the opportunity to work on a project together as a family. If you don't know already, I am married to someone who loves puppets. He has always loved them and has actually made a living at various times making puppets!

Yes it is true!

When we lived in LA he had the privilege of working at the Jim Henson Creature Shop, which is like the best of the best.

While he doesn't make a living full time at it now, he does a decent amount of freelance work. He also teaches puppetry at BYU. You can go to his blog here.

So you are probably wondering why I am telling you all this. So this really lovely singer named Mindy Gledhill hired Nat to make some puppets for a new music video she was shooting entitled Winter Moon. He needed some puppeteers, so along with a few students.... he hired the 3 dotters. They did a smashing job and it was really awesome to do something together, the 5 of us...creating, laughing, making art, whatever you want to call it. (In his heart of hearts he would love to have a family puppet theatre with the 3 dotters at puppeteers.)

And he paid them 10 bucks they were really happy!

I'll post the video when it is released, hopefully in a few weeks. In the meantime check out one of her videos here.

Happy Weekend and some pics to get into the Christmas spirit.

It's not that far away.......



Elisabeth HĂžjholdt said...

I wish it was me! I really love Mindy Gledhill. I got her CD's for christmas last year + her autograph :)

Cameron said...

How fun! I didn't know this...and I think it is so great that your daughters get to thrive in such a creative, artsy, inspiring world forged by the love and expression of you and your Hubby :D

What a dreamy childhood they must enjoy!

Kate said...

That's so cool! I took puppetry my last semester, but I took it from Coralee Leue. I love puppets, and that's awesome to be part of/run a project like that. Beyond cool to have worked at the Jim Henson shop. Wow.