Here is Peggy Artelle with Georgie the Monster, one of our new puppets introduced at the festival.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/puppets-take-over-almonte-on-the-weekend-as-festival-enjoys-its-11th-year (look for the photo of the girl with the two snowman puppets)
We also had a visit from a little girl who brought her favourite puppet with her, a leopard puppet that I made a few years back. (The prototype is shown above) She had named her puppet Shadow, and it was well played with which is wonderful to see. For me, seeing kids enjoy the puppets is what makes this all worth while! It really made my day!
Photos and text © Mike Artelle, 2015