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Della Burford - Artist in Residence

"Listen to the birds and you will go to Dodoland"


Canadian award winning, best seller author/artist Della Burford can perform a multi-media storytelling program with story and art" "Adventures in Dodo Land"" (Dodoland) / ", Magical Earth Secrets" , "Miracle Galaxy" " ,"Journey to a Lotus" ,"Dream Wheels", or "Star Galaxy for the World".

A specially designed Artist/Writer in Residence program can be designed for you like for example doing activites from the new "Earth Action" book. 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, Holland, Sweden, Korea, Gautemala, England, and Bali.

"Dodo Land"is 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. Earth Action activities can be done as follow up.

"Miracle Galaxy" has the angel storytellers who share what is needed to overcome crisis and heal oneself.

Journey to the Lotus" was painted and poems written in India and is a good start up to Travel stories and writing.

"Dream Wheels" documents how Della has created from here dreams and encourages others to do the same.

Star Galaxy for the World has eight magic Storytellers who help learn ways of being in difficult times such as having kindness,
wonder, intuition, peace, gratitude, being creative, and open to transformation.

  • Workshops in Art, Design and Creative Writing . Della often acts as a catalyst and inspiration . She loves opportunities to show/share her art and enjoys encouraging creativity .

  • Storytelling and workshop followup. Choose a story and do follow up activity.

  • 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/ Characters, Dreams or Environmental Posters/Art

  • Theme Murals Four Winds/Four Directions or Love the Earth Murals - on any chosen story - Fairytales, Folk Tales, Magical Earth, Dodoland, Miracle Galaxy, Star Galaxy for the World, Inner Dream Mandalas. Paint on paper, canvas, collage or Fabric Applique techniques. This has even been done on walls.

  • Creative Sets/Costumes for Plays can be developed around Dodoland, Magical Earth Secrets , Miracle Galaxy or Star Galaxy for the World. I can act as a consultant on these project.

  • Teacher's workshops can include storytellings, images of examples of work done on projects from the "Earth Action"- including emphasize of integration of art, writing, drama, movement,music, I.T., and science to teach the environment. Buckminster Fuller's inventions and activities are part of this book.

  • 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 on the Fb Dodoland.

  • Keynote speaking can be arranged if well in advance of engagement. If you are creating an Event call me and we can brainstorm ideas. Some topics may be: Making a Difference for the World - Being creative in adversity - Stories and Art to heal - From Dreams to Reality

    Please contact the author in advance thru azatlan@ yahoo.com or dellaburford@hotmail.com


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