A high school commissioned this piece from me. I think it came out pretty nice.
We were having way too much fun with my friend Zach, who was trying to get his “elevator pitch” together. (I’m going to let y’all Google that one) Anyway, here it is, a bundle of cuteness… Zach Translates for Mo–The Resume
So yeah, here’s what I’ve been up to lately…makin’ a puppet for a MYTHBUSTER!
Tags: grants, The Children's Bilingual Theatre
The production Mr. Ooba’s TEAM is an anti-bullying play conceived by my friend Jordan Schwartz and being built and eventually performed by Puppatoons, having been portrayed in various installations by Jordan’s pet project, The Children’s Bilingual Theatre. Recently we were awarded at the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Event given by Bank of America. Miss Schwartz was at Bryn Mawr in the middle of exams and could not attend the awards dinner, so I and Jacko, one of the characters from the show, attended and accepted the award check in her place.:)
Ruby the Red Nosed Reindeer had quite a few showings this month; I also worked on several commissions:
Dear friends, thank you for tuning in to this blog when you do. I have not only been busy these past few months, but I have been afflicted with an illness called Graves’ Disease. Essentially it is something going on in my body,possibly my thyroid, that is making my eyes cross, causing terrible double vision and a very wacked-out physical appearance, to be honest. And you know, working close up on things with sewing, and drawing, and especially typing long things to read, got, well, difficult. I hope you understand. But thanks to some strong medications I seemto be getting better ad I feel like writing again.
Since we are approaching Christmas, I thought I would share with you a terrific yet haunting video of a parade of Krampuses. Magnificent costumes on these guys..just look at the variety! My only lament is the use of so much real animal material.
I wish my Halloween employer, Netherworld, could host some sort of mini-festival of this sort, given that we have several fine Krampuses in our stable of costumed characters.
I know it’s after Halloween, and I have a lot of my own puppet stuff to post, but I thought I’d share something with the arachnophiles out there.
Now, while I keep most of my puppetry work “all ages”, I do enjoy adult puppetry and a do a bit every now and then, keeping the genres carefully separated.
One of the more mature adult puppetry bits I can’t get enough of is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.He recently covered Occupy Wall Street. Enjoy.
At my husband’s office (Turner Studios) there was a pumpkin carving contest. Our team creation won Scariest Pumpkin!
Here is it after bringing it back home…I don’t think it likes being in a box:
Check this out–the original suit of the Alien in the movie of the same name was once up for sale.
Of interesting note to puppeteers:
A system of hinges and cables was used to operate the creature’s rigid tongue, which protruded from the main mouth and had a second mouth at the tip of it with its own set of movable teeth.The final head had about nine hundred moving parts and points of articulation. Part of a human skull was used as the “face”, and was hidden under the smooth, translucent cover of the head.