For a while now,I’ve wanted to create some all-purpose characters that could be used in storytimes, parties, walkaround entertainment, workshops, etc., but I could never quite settle on one type of puppet that could handle everything. While watching a clip of Muppetvision 3D, it finally came to me; penguins. The Muppet penguins have always cracked me up, and I sort of like the idea of having a small mob of characters only I can tell apart. So far I have plans to make four;that way several penguins can all have costumes on and ready to go, and friends and husband can operate them for a group scene if anything were to be filmed or for a live presentation of some sort and it would be great.
The first one made is Hester Jane; she made her debut yesterday reading a book of
“Rapunzel” to some kids at a preschool, and she was a huge hit in her long blond wig that she wore for the first half of the story.
Next up penguins are: Winifred,Neville, and Algernon.
Well,I don’t know if I lived up to this or not, but it was pretty cool being chosen for this. This is me and my buddy Alex in the Senior Edition of our high school (Tucker High, Class of ’89)newspaper (we were actually part of its staff), chosen as “Most Talented” and “Most Creative”, but I’ve never really known who was who.:)
I’m holding one of my old puppets, Benmont, who is a cockatoo with a smart little bow tie.
I’m working on a commission for an old friend from high school. He wants the firebird logo from a Trans Am, but with a twist; he wants it zombiefied. I think I’m going to like this!
Frash gives his take on Thanksgiving.
…don’t press your luck!
A great addition to Axtell’s line of birds is their crazy-looking turkey.
A host of Eurovision is Dustin the Turkey.
And of course, what Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet Tribute would be complete without The Swedish Chef?
Here’s Goldie the Parrot wishing you a Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Avast!
Captain Goldie, Scourge of the Seven Seas and Sunflower Seeds, the heartless pirate parrot puppet!
Yep, I hadn’t intended it, but she’s insisted on going to Dragon Con.