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.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Juan Pancho and His Friends

This is a update report on the Peruvian puppet I made a few months ago. He has been named Juan Pancho and is now happily settled in his new home and is enjoying helping as an assistant in a children's spanish class. The children and their parents love Juan Pancho as well and one of the little girls goes to him and gives him a kiss first thing when she gets to class.

I've included pictures of Juan Pancho with his new owner and his classmates

Police Woman Hat for Rhino Beetle

The first challenge in building the Rhino Beetle was making her look like a woman. I think I was successful in accomplishing this. The next step is to outfit her to look like a Police officer. The first idea I had was to make her a police woman hat.

First I made a hat out of interfacing. This was a challenge but patience and perseverance paid out and I was satisfied with the shape. Next came covering the hat with fleece. The crown I covered with black and the brim I cover with white. I chose the white to make the hat stand out from the Rhino Beetle itself. Then I added a badge to the hat and it was done.

I'm not settled on the badge but it was the only one that I could find in the house so it will do until I can find one I like better. I need to find one so that I will have one for her hat and a matching one for her chest.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Solomon Gets Wise Video

If you've been wanting to see the Lilac Hollow gang in action your wait is over. Last week I produced a short video that feature 5 of the 6 characters I've built so far. Admittedly the video is a little rough but but none of have much experience in puppetry for video or video editting. We're just kind of learning as we go. That being said I think the story comes through and every thing went pretty well.

So without further ado here is Solomon Gets Wise ...