2 years ago, I attended a course in puppetry, at a very famous puppet theatre here in Denmark, called Teater Refleksion.
Tonight, my puppet is all finished! Can you believe that? After I finished the construktion of the doll, I left it for a very long time....I guess I was a bit scared of finishing it alone, because I was worried that I would destroy my perfect puppet ;-)
Here are some photos of the process:
|This was my idea. I wanted a puppet, that would look like a little boy.|
|The head was sculpted with treemass, and glass eyes.|
|The torso was carved in balsawood|
|He is looking soo cute!|
|Legwork. You wouldn´t believe the amount of work involved with that....|
|Here he is! I liked him like this too!|
|Puppets like to hang out with famous people too. This he is with Boxy Georg.|
More photos and poses:
I call him "Garnet". It is danish for "the yarn", and is a nickname because of his hair ;-)
I will use him in the kindergarden, as a puppet interacting closely with the children. I have this very old antique suitcase, as will be his "home". I can´t wait to start telling stories and playing with him infront of the children. He is very mobile and have so beautiful movements!!!