I got to got to the John C. Campbell Folk School in western North Carolina for a week. I decided to try something new for me and a little outside my comfort zone. I learned to work with materials I don't usually touch...fleece...foam...GLUE!!! I took a hand and rod puppet (like a "Muppet") class from an extremely talented puppeteer, David Stephens. It was hard work and I learned quite a bit. The rabbit I made named "Moxie" was easier to complete.
(David Stepens-Below hard at work) (Moxie waiting for some personality)
(Here is my little "Miso" bear helping me put together my puppets)
The 2nd one was a little harder to complete. I played around with a few ideas for characters. It wasn't until I said out loud "I just took this class to make a generic puppet" that I got my inspiration. I decided to make a generic puppet. I gave him a nose designed from a nose design for a leather nose for a teddy bear turned up-side-down. Then I used 2 plastic egg halves for his eyes. I glued in his tongue and topped his head with a bandanna. His name is "GEN-ERIC!!"
(Gen-Eric waiting for ssome personality)
(Moxie the purple rabbit, and Gen-Eric the generic puppet)
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