Category Archives: making art

Hospital Clowning: TED Talk – The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring

Wednesday, October 18th 2017 A fantastic and inspiring TED Talk originally given in New Zealand 2014. The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring | Thomas Petschner | TEDxChristchurch [13:48]:    

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Hospital Clowning: Back to Clown School with Jeff Smithson

Tuesday, October 17th 2017 As I continue explorations into this new realm of performing, and after my first workshop with the Laughter League team yesterday and getting to know my newest favorite colleague, what do I find but his TED … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #2

Friday, October 13th 2017   Here we go for my second training day at Boston Children’s Hospital!  Today I have the honor, joy and pleasure of following “Doctors” Mal Adjusted and Gone Golfin’. My newly joining the team causes them … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #1

Wednesday, October 11th 2017 On this day I was privileged to follow these two extraordinary hospital clowns on their rounds at Boston Children’s Hospital: After getting ready,               It’s time for bright lights in … Continue reading

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Plumprint Books to the Rescue

September 2017   If you are a parent, then chances are you have rats nest piles of artwork scrambled around your home.  While there are plenty of crafty ways to preserve them, and technically we can take photos of them … Continue reading

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Village Ghetto Land

September 25th 2017 My newest favorite song that’s not new at all (came out when I was five but I never knew):   40 years and Stevie Wonder is still The Man, and still having to protest the same old … Continue reading

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Expanding the Business – Dog Face Painting

Sunday, September 24th 2017 In order to close my face painting line at the end of a huge festival this year, I ordered the Four Horses of the Apocalypse, but all I got was dogs.  So I painted them.   … Continue reading

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