Have an Author/Artist Visit-
Della Burford - Artist in Residence
to the birds and you will go to Dodoland"
Canadian award winning, best seller author/artist
Della Burford can perform a storytelling program and present
a show of Visionary painting from her story " Adventures in Dodo Land" (Dodoland)
/ "Magical Earth Secrets" or "Miracle Galaxy" or specially design an Artist/Writer in Residence
program for you. Della's stories has been storytold in hundred of events and there have been many theatrical performances of her stories. Workshops have been done in Canada, New York City, Italy, Sweden, Korea, Gautemala, England, Holland and Bali. Her work
is now a major electronic magazine on the web - "Dodoland
in Cyberspace" at www.dodoland.com that has had sixteen million hits and been shared by one million people on the internet for sixteen years.
Della has been co-designing this site with Dale Bertrand
and Chris Martin.
Multi-media Storytellings can be done multimedia with images from her books
"Dodo Land" (Dodoland) / "Magical
Earth Secrets" or "Miracle Galaxy".
about travelling in the Magic Bird
Helmet to the Giant
Flowers Island, Island
of Eyes, Dragon Ship,
Night Bubble and
Singing Tree. Becoming
your dream of "whatever you want to be" is emphasized. "Magical Earth Secrets"
is the story of the Eagle Child who lost its power because
of pollution and the secrets it learns to get its power
back. Children are empowered with the knowledge that they
can do something to make a difference. Love, care and
respect for the earth is encouraged.
"Miracle Galaxy" has the angel storytellers
who share what is needed to overcome crisis and heal oneself.
Workshops in Art, Design and Creative
Writing . Della often acts
as a catalyst and inspiration . She loves opportunities to show/share her visionary art and enjoys transmedia.
Storytelling and workshop followup. Choose a story and do follow up activity. Magical Earth Secrets encourages loving and taking care of our earth. "Dodoland Adventures" can be told and then a "being creative follow- your dreams" activities or "Miracle Galaxy" storytold and Make an Angel art or stories.
Individual Picture Books - development
of Hero-Heroines, Storytellers, Imaginary Lands, Adventure
Lands, Healing Places and Peaceful Solution Stories. Workshop includes
Story development, Paintings , and Covers. Have participated in many Young Author events - authoring can be done at all ages.
Art Fun - Ocean Painting, Imaginary Maps or Characters or Environmental
Fabric Story Banners Four Winds/Four
Directions or Love the Earth Murals - on any chosen
story - Fairytales, Folk Tales, Magical Earth, or Dodoland.
Fabric Applique techniques.
Creative Sets/Costumes for Plays can
be developed around Dodoland/Magical Earth Secrets or Miracle Galaxy.I can act as a consultant on this project.
Teacher's workshops can include storytellings,
images of examples of work done on projects from the
"Environmental Activity Guide"- including emphasize
of integration of art, writing, drama, movement,music, I.T., and
science to teach the environment.
Internet show-and-tell Many workshops
can include sharing a selection of the work done in
the workshop in feature articles in the "Dodoland in
Cyberspace" E-zine - www.dodoland.com or if making a story with video, photos, art and writing can be shared on you school or personal website,or schoolskype.
Keynote speaking can be arranged
if well in advance of engagement and specific Artist/Writer
in Residence projects can be designed. If you are creating a Festival or Event call me and we can brainstorm ideas.
Please contact the author in advance thru azatlan@ yahoo.com
Return to the Island of Eyes
"Journey to Dodoland" Copyright
1977. Della Burford, Dodoland in Cyberspace 1995-2011 Della
Burford and Dale Bertrand.