We Can’t All Be Jim Groom – the Fairy Tale

Bernie and I were trying to figure out how to tackle Hans Christian Anderson and writing week. The stories do not remind us at all of Danny Kaye and the slapstick and singing.

As a young girl Bernie would have Rocky and Bullwinkle tuned in on the TV for me to watch – so “Fractured Fairy tales” were always a favorite. It might have been the twist of humor or the current day references in the fairy tale format that grabbed us.

We had thought of trying to tell a Fairy Tale from the point of view of another character much as has been done with The 3 Little Pigs and the Wolf’s story.

Did we mention – writing things like stories that are not based on experience, news releases or documentation, was one of the areas that doesn’t come easy?  – – -So from that memory of fractured fairy tales and taking things we knew about and expanding on them to create a story,  the fairy tale of the DS106 and the Ed Administrator aka- We can’t All be Jim Groom came to be. It may not be along the lines of most of the festival – but for a night on the porch of something a little different – hope you enjoy.

Download the PDF File to read the story.

We also pushed ourselves a little as the PR department has been pretty much visual and print so far, so we did a reading of the story.

We  did work with Flip Builder Pro and created a Flip book that links to the media. Not too many bells and whistles, but a start on learning the features of the tool.  We are going to have to check in with NanaLou’s grand daughter, Rochelle on how to get the flip book shared – we have been running into some technical hiccups.

(more details on how it was developed)

Another Boo? x7!

Multiply Photo

Population is on the rise again in Bovine County due to the FairyTale Festival. Cousin Ron hinted at possible out of this world visitors – but as I was out photographing for the PR team I was able to capture evidence of a funny little fellow named Boo! He was quick and I had to shoot fast and furious because I wanted to make sure I caught him. He moves so quickly that most people can’t see him with normal vision. I thought using the camera at a higher speed and rapid fire might capture him.

Wow was I surprised when I not only captured him in a photograph -but also in several places. I could not see him with just my eyes – but the camera has shown he was there!

Here is a time lapse of the photos – he moves quickly!


Since this method worked in proving that the wee folk do exist-  I wonder if Cousin Ron or Anna Cow might use the same method to find out if there really are out of this world visitors among us?


Artists In Residence – Badge it!

In order to make sure that the Artists in Residence are easily identified from the festival visitors, the Burgeron PR department created a badge of identification that will help festival goers easily determine the work sites of the Artists involved. Visitors can look for the badge on sites to be assured an artist is a real Bovine County Fairy Tale Artist in Residence.

Artists In ResidenceGet your Badges HERE.
There are 4 sizes for you to choose from. All are the same GIF – only dimensions are different. The width size is in the file name.

Bernie and I are honored to be PR for the festival – but we still have some learning to do in order to become more timely and responsive. We are glad we got the badge completed before the end of the first week of the summer festival as the artists begin arriving. Festival goers will be able to plan their itineraries of events by locating displayed badges.

Those who are interested in the Rube Goldberg process Bernie and I managed our way through can see the details here.

The Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival Summer is underway and is causing quite an influx of activity to our quiet county this summer of 2015. The Burgeron Family has been arriving and will continue to come and go over the next weeks. NanaLou has organized and provided some “snow fences” for the artists in residence to focus on creation rather than day to day management. This is a summer retreat after all and should be about creating and moving ahead on one’s own path. But having some bendable fences creates opportunities for collaboration.

Since the grand event of Nanalou’s birthday celebration last year, many of the Burgeron family have reached celebrity status. The Trailer song went viral and drew a huge fan base and Cousin Ron’s time cycle is a primary attraction of interest. Anna Cow having an out of world adventure also brought attention to the county and a group of interested followers. All these events have created a water fall (almost like the flood of ’57!) of interested people finding the Fairy Tale Festival as a reason for a visit to the area.

All contributing Artists are encouraged to send an Avatar photo, name, and any other links or info they would like to share to be posted on the Bovine County Fairy Tale Festival PR Website. The PR group knows you are busy creating and does not want to burden you with tangental creations while you are working thru the Fairy Tale Workshops. But as always – if there is a promo you want to work on or add to your work on behalf of the festival please let us know so that we can work with you! Our department is mostly based on volunteers so the more the better.

You can send files and any info to burgeronpr@gmail.com, leave a message in the comments here, or Tweet a message thru the hashtag #burgeron106 to connect.