Our Mission

Welcome to my blog where I chronicle my efforts in designing and building puppets and their worlds. My hope is that I will contribute to the art of puppetry as I use it to lift up the name of Jesus.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Puppet Pattern

I've been thinking of creating a generic puppet pattern that would be good for beginning puppet builders to use and at the same time offer more skilled puppet builders a good starting point. Well a friend has nudged me from merely thinking to doing.

I have been asked to build a puppet for a friend that is an elementary school teacher. She has left the design entirely up to me and I have decided to take this as an opportunity to create the pattern for the generic puppets. Hopefully in the next few weeks you'll be able to check back and see the results of this puppet build and it won't be too long after that that I will be offering the pattern.

Just to warn you though there will be a small cost if you wish to get a pattern for yourself. This way I'll be able to come up with some money to cover all the puppet projects I'm dreaming of. I haven't figured out all the particulars yet but we'll keep you posted as things progress.

VBS Project

A few weeks ago my wife suggested that I employ my talents for puppet building and working with children in the task of creating a Vacation Bible School Program. So I've accepted this as a challenge.

Right now I busy thinking through and mapping out the themes and lessons that will be taught in the course of the program. There will be two puppet segments in each of the programs one set in Lilac Hollow and the other in the Bible. My thought is that I will use the Lilac Hollow characters to act out the Bible story.

I'm also thinking of putting together a package of scripts, DVD's, Music and craft ideas so that I can market the VBS program to churches. Right now I trying not to think too much about the scope of the project because I don't want to become overwhelmed.

First I'll write the scripts, then I'll record the videos. We'll see what happens after that.