Born: March 29, 1945; Died: June 14, 2012.
Wendy de Rusett, who has died aged 67, was an artist and drama teacher who made storytelling her life, narrating stories for children through mime and movement, voice, percussion, song, mask, puppetry and performance. She'd sit cross-legged on the floor, puppet in her lap, hands assuming all kinds of imaginary shapes; enthralled youngsters thronged round her. Or she would appear in sheltered-housing and day-care centres, groups of schoolchildren with the elderly, sharing reminiscing, stories and community singing in Scots.
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