Here is an article published in the Tulsa Tribune, starring yours truly. I was attending the 50th American Puppetry Festival, Northeastern State University , July 28 – August 3, 1991 Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The late Jim Malone was the Festival Director.
I am shown with one of my most beloved puppets,Chuck Rooster. He was made back in the days when I couldn’t sew, but I could design and pattern, so my doting late grandmother patiently did everything requiring a sewing machine while I drew patterns,gathered materials, showed Grandmother where this and that was attached,and placed the finishing touches on my puppets. Chuck was modeled after one of my favorite musicians, Tom Petty, and he performed a lip synch number to one of the rocker’s songs at a late-night do-anything performance known traditionally to puppetry festivals as “Potpourri Night”.