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Narcotic Induced Puppet Love

Since the last time I was here, I have had a hysterectomy. I got this really great picture of my uterus, but thought posting it here might interrupt my creative connection with the world.  So Instead I thought I’d tell you a little about what I worked on while I was on pain medication. Seems like the next best thing.  I had a lot of time on my hands. My   dreamboat of a cowboy husband took really good care of me when I was ( still am) recovering.  So I lay there. TV was boring. I could see dust bunnies everywhere that I could do nothing about. That drove me nuts. MUST HAVE DISTRACTION!

I had little to do but read, draw and research. So as I lay there in my drug induced stupor, my creative synopsis started firing. Influenced by narcotics, I began to dream of monsters and furry creatures.  Which lead to a drawing or two….

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Which led to  experimenting when I could make it to the mom cave with what patterns I already have. Question: Can I convert a wood pattern over to cloth and make it work….. Yes I can! Took a D Hiller Production pattern for a wood door hugger and converted it to cloth.

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Which led to  converting a drawing to a pattern which led to experimenting with dying plush. Tried koolaid and a few others and ended up using chalk.

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Which led to ” what happens if I put some giant eyes on this sucker”

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Which led to my discovery of  foam: reticulated foam, poly foam,  any foam styrofoam….. and this book.

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Which led to researching what I could do with foam

Which led to what can I do with foam and Monsters

Which led to ” You too can make your own Puppet”

Which led to a lot of YouTube Videos

Which led to impatiently waiting for the UPS man

Then we had a flood. Yes I said a flood. In the desert.  Which led to this

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Which led to this


Which led to this because I was bored  and high

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Which led to endless Tutorials and You Tube videos on puppet making while I waited for the water to recede so the UPS man could deliver my foam.


Which Led to this fantastic sight:


Which led to My making my first puppet

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Which led to the most fun I have had making something in a long time.

September 2013 009 My Prototype……  I kinda winged it with the supplies I have. I need some practice but I got the mechanics down. It’s not a muppet but even Jim Henson started somewhere. Kermit was created from a green womans coat he found in a bin. I think the possibilities are endless.

Which led to an added bit of research I was not expecting. With 2 Test subjects:

Conclusion: give a grown man a puppet and they revert to an amazingly colorful childhood moment.

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Which made this 50 times more fun. Fav moment was watching my handsome son-in-law play with his kids with that puppet.

It Is So much FUN! Thank you Lord for my  hysterectomy.

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Hi! Sharon here! I am a self taught Mixed Media artist on a mission to share the joy, the fun and the healing powers of art. And maybe a few artistic shenanigans along the way. i am a certified Artis4every1 instructor and I create art for sale here in my studio.

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