Della storytelling at
the 'Festival of Children' at South Coast Plaza,
Newport Beach, California
Sponsored by the Ambassadors for the Arts
Thanks also to the Earthchild Environment
Della on the stage at the Jewel Court for
the second set of storytellings.,
These "Jewel Court"storytelling were
dedicated to the man who published "Journey to
Dodoland" 25 years ago - Dr. Dick Mazurek, who
lived in Los Angles, Laguna Beach and Palm Springs.
The organizers Sandy Segerstrom Daniels (left) and Cherie
Rolapp Khan (right), were busy organizing a fantastic
month of activities. In the middle is Della Burford
- author/artist/storyteller and Eve Foussard - Executive
Director of the "Ambassador for the Arts"
Since the Festival focuses on creativity and educating
children, Della combined "Dodoland" and "Magical Earth".
Dodoland is a place to find creativity and Magical Earth
Secrets is a book and Activity Guide to learn about
Della did her first storytelling at the Carousel Court.
For both storytellings there was people watching around
and from the balcony above.
storytelling was dedicated to the late Desiree & Lyle Burford.
Della believes children can learn about the environment
through art creative writing, drama and music and become
empowered through the process to know they can make a
difference in the world.
|Children participated in wearing bird helmets to listen
to the story and kept them to be reminded of their own
uniqueness and individuality. They joined in doing sign
language of the Secrets learned by Eagle Child. There
was a large screen where the illustrations were shown
from Della's books via DVD.
|Children joined in a Singing Tree Song which is the
tree in Dodoland where is lights up with different color
lights as children sing. Music was chosen for the storytelling
from the"Rhythm of the World" CD by Robert Anthony Aviles
& band from Circles of Life USA.
The Ambassador of the Arts had books of Magical Earth
Secrets and the "Environmental Activity Guide" available
for people to buy at their table. This is Della and Eve
Foussard with Eagle Child.
|Della and Eagle Child storytold together at the Festival.
| Della enjoyed the Carousel and Jewel Court, making
rainbows at the Festival, and hearing about so many
wonderful things different
organizations were doing to help our children on
|Della wants to thank Ambassadors of the Arts- Michael
Bacon, Victor Barron, Eve Foussard and Nitin Patel-,
thanks also to the Earthchild Environment Foundation
for their kind support, the Organizers of the Festival,
Circles of Life USA - Art and Robert Aviles for permission
to use music and support, Dale Bertrand for work on
image presentation and Glen Burford for the DVD made
of Della's paintings in the storytelling of "Dodoland'
and "Magical Earth Secrets". In the photos below are,
on the left, Victor, Della and organizer Cherie Rolapp
Khan. On the right Cherie, Della, Nitin Patel and his
son (one of twins!).
Return to the Night Bubble.
|The biggest hugs goes to the children who participated. This was a Dodoland
adventure. Thank you everyone.
"Journey to Dodoland" Copyright
1977. Della Burford, Dodoland in Cyberspace 1995-2011 Della
Burford and Dale Bertrand.