Children watching magic

Usually the children here at the orphanage are very energetic and a little rowdy at times (just kids being kids) which is hard when you’re trying to teach ten at a time how to vanish a ball.  None of the children here have ever watched magic before so I showed them Yu Ho Jin’s incredible…

Magic props

So I’ve been teaching children magic here in India and it’s been an incredibly rewarding experience. Beginners card magic I’ve found the most fun but I also bought some magic props for the younger kids.  This the state of the them after two days. Almost everything broken 🙂    I also forgot just how diverse…

Heat Crimp Nightmare

So I’ve spent the last few months living and working in Outback Australia – 12 hours drive from the most remote city in the world. Beautiful landscapes and wildlife but leave a pack unattended for a few minutes……and they’re ruined. 40 degree days and playing cards don’t go together. On the plus side practising with cards…

A change in direction

So I’m moving to a new city in a new country for the next 12 months and have decided that busking will be the perfect way for me to improve my magic performance skills. I’ve always been very particular about where I think magic is best performed – for example I wouldn’t want to perform…

Magic and travelling

I’m back after a break from the magic world. I’ve been travelling the past six months and so have no idea what’s been going on in magic – I even missed the Blackpool convention for the first time in 7 years! It’s been good though, having a break, not obsessing over learning new routines and…

Sadowitz roots for “Open Triumph”

So it turns out that the casual display used by Dani DaOrtiz in his Open Triumph trick can be found in Jerry Sadowitz’s’ Crimp Magazine under the title of “Psychological Triumph” in issue 47! I personally prefer Dani DaOrtizs’ handling which is much easier and more causal, but credit must go to Mr Sadowitz for…