This is Horace. I made him for the in-person patrons who wanted to feed him a few dollars or coins when they visit Puppet Pie during First Fridays and art festivals, with the money going toward my ice cream truck. Sometimes people can't get to in-person events and have asked for ways to contribute. Horace to the rescue!
Donations will go to upgrades like a safer steering system, and even contributions to the gas budget (which help offset costs when we bring the truck out to non-profit organizations and fundraisers), so if you’d like to donate to the ice cream truck, or if you simply appreciate what we do at and just want to help ensure that Puppet Pie can remain open & you don’t want to buy a puppet or take a workshop, then here’s one way you can do that.
Another way to show your support is to buy something from Puppet Pie (puppet eyes, online workshops, or gift certificates for the future), or simply tell your friends about the colorful little art studio in Phoenix that you know about where they can goof off and be silly when they want to remember how to play.
And finally, thank you. Thank you to my longtime patrons for helping me grow enough to having a need for a studio, and to my newer patrons and students, thank you for helping me keep a studio open for EIGHT years! I would not be here, making puppets, teaching workshops online, driving my ice cream truck to school events, or living this charmed, challenging, and joyous life that I get to live if it weren’t for any of you. From the bottom of my heart I appreciate you, love you, and hope you stay safe and healthy.