I just wanted to post to let people know that I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. My absence here in the blog is part of some changes that have come into my life in the past months. My responsibilities at home and at work have multiplied taking over much of the time I have for puppets. I also have some quasi-puppet interests that are taking up sometime in preping for puppet projects.
That being said I am still interested in puppets and I am pretty prompt in answering emails and the like. I still plan to post any projects when I am able to get to them.
I am happy to offer the complete pattern for the Prairie Dog. When combined with the tutorial I've posted on YouTube you have everything you need to make you very own Prairie Dog. Or you could get creative and make some kind of other creature.
I'm asking $15.00 USD.
To order email me at email@example.com. I will send you a reply via Paypal with instructions for payment and when I have recieved payment I will email you the pattern.
I've been at work in the Bashful Puppet workshop, otherwise known as my dining room, and have finished the three prairie dogs that are going to star in the Prairie Dog parables puppet show I'm currently writing.
Their names are Grandpa Horowitz, the green one with the beard, Jessie, the purple one, and Davie, the orange one.
The next character I will build is a grumpy Wood Chuck named chuck and then a little field mouse name Morgy
I started building the next two puppets today and was recording the whole process with my web cam. I had recorded the assembly of the entire foam construction before I realized that the microphone had been turned off. So I had video and no sound.
This is what I have decided to do. I am going to be building a wood chuck next and the body is very similar to that of the prairie dog so I will now record the build process for the wood chuck.
Sorry about the change of plans but that's the way the ball bounces some times.
Over the last few days I have completed the first of the prairie dogs for the Prairie Dog Parables show I am working on and he is cute. I haven't come up with a name for him yet so if you have any suggestions I'm open to ideas.
I intentionally didn't take any pictures of the build process. Since I had never built a puppet this shape too much of the whole thing was trial and error for me to feel comfortable committing any of the process to picture or print. Now that I know what I'm doing I'll let you in the the process for the next one.
As I already mentioned I have two more prairie dogs to build. What I am planning to do is set up my web cam and video the process. I haven't decided if I will simply make the videos and then post them or record the process live on my blogtv account. I'll have to get back to you on that.