Shadow Puppet Jingle Belles Opening

The folks over at Perishable Theatre asked if I would be interested in doing a small shadow puppet opening for their Jingle Belles and A Few Balls Show this year. Right, like I would say no!

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Ten Pound Lafitte Show

A couple of weekends ago, Terrance and Trixie performed their debut of Ten Pound Lafitte in Cambridge at the old YMCA theatre. They were part of a show called Kalliope’s Karavan: An Evening of Side Show Delights and Vaudeville Theatre.

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Two New Props for Ten Pound Lafitte

Next weekend,  I am will be debuting a new poem called Ten Pound Lafiitte, to the world!

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Hand Puppet to Rod Puppet: Grimpen Gets the Shaft!

Grimpen is a relatively large puppet with a reasonable amount of weight.  I decided to put a removable rod into him. This will help with holding the arm up and provide more precise mouth movement.

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Introducing the Great Grimpen Mire, Devil Dog Extraordinaire

Good grief! Time is just screaming along and it is now October. In the past month, I have managed to become a grandfather, lay a new kitchen floor, install the baseboard and repaint the kitchen, bum around with Mick on her vacation,

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Lips, Arms, Eyes and Voila…Meet Terrance!


Today is the last entry, hooray! So the lips first. After determining how long the lip line was, I cut some fleece into the shape of a flattened oval. It was then rolled up and a quick stitch applied to hold the general shape.

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: Skinning Snags and Hair Pieces

Time to skin the puppet! Sounds nasty but we are not taking it off, we are putting it on! I am using a piece of anti-pill fleece with a rather bright green color with some mottling.

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: The Neck and Body


I am going to be gluing the cloth neck tube today. This is the piece of material that your arm will be closest to. The body of the puppet will be placed over this. The neck piece is 17 inches long and 18 inches for the width about the skull.

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: The Head and Some Corrections

Caution Note: An electric knife is made to carve meat. This is exactly what we are.  As I’m carving foam in smaller and smaller sections while holding onto it, I am beginning to envision fingers jumping about in front of my eyes but they’re not attached to my bones anymore.

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Adventures in Puppet-Making 101: Finger Tubes

Finger tubes provide a place for your fingers to rest in the same position all the time. Their function is to increase the amount of control that you have over the mouth of the puppet.

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