I certainly will check it out. Storytelling and Puppetry is my full time job. I have health insurance presently through my husband's work. However, I have children graduating from college in the arts and entertainment, they need…"
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My name is Penny Walter and I am a puppeteer in Portland Oregon.
Buck Creacy told me about you and after reading your "About Me" I think we have a lot of things in common. Very excited/thrilled to meet you.
I was a member of POA in the 70's but let my membership expire when I took a "regular job." My storytelling started back then too, but it was as a volunteer at a local library in New Jersey. I never lost my love of story and puppets (and magic) throughout the years, these skills just were not my primary interest. With five children, I seemed to always have some reason to tell stories, bring out my puppets or do a little magic show. I also worked as a performing and teaching clown before this was popular and folks could go to Ringling Brothers to learn the art. Clowning is the only work I have really retired, although I have found that the skills I honed as a clown (timing, reading an audience, etc.) have served me well as a storyteller. In 1996 I decided to try my hand as a full-time storyteller, and I have not looked back since. What joy! I wish I had never been lured into the 9 to 5 world now that I know how much fun it is to tell stories and "live on the edge."