Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
In the meantime, I lost a puppet head today, as it was purloined by a member of the public from a gilding workshop - shocking!
I had left it to be covered in (faux) gold leaf, and returned to find a schoolboy had taken it home. Farewell!
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Scientist is now put together with his own hands and head, but no costume yet.
The final mounting shown uses a bamboo cane for mounting the head with the hands mounted on bamboo skewers. All three are glued into place using a hot glue gun.
This is a two fingered operation. i.e. it uses a thumb and forefinger in the two arms, but no finger in the puppet head. This method is not as symmetrical as using the standard three fingered glove operation (forefinger in head, thumb and second finger in the arms)
This is significant because the arms are not symmetrical, the puppet cannot be used on eather hand as effectively. This may mean considering each puppet as they will appear in the plot, so that the correct puppet is on the correct hand at any one time.
Monday, 14 September 2009
Sunday, 13 September 2009
I was thinking I perhaps should only create puppets for Micro Mr Punch strictly from new materials, but decided that was not really in the theatrical spirit of reusing anything that was to hand.
I will post a pic of new judy in dead Judy's wig perhaps!
Dead judy's wig
Originally uploaded by rosemarybeetle