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….
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.
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.
Which led to ” what happens if I put some giant eyes on this sucker”
Which led to my discovery of foam: reticulated foam, poly foam, any foam styrofoam….. and this book.
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
Which led to this
Which led to this because I was bored and high
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
Which led to the most fun I have had making something in a long time.
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.
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.