This is my giant mermaid puppet I created for the Muses parade Mardi Gras 2015. It was my intention to document a play by play of creating this puppet but my working process is a bit chaotic and of course I forgot to take pictures. If you are interested in more detailed instructions for building your own puppet got to; http://puppetco-op.org
A New Year a new website. I have so much hope for all the wonderful puppets I want to create. My “To Do List” always grows much faster than things get done. I know most of us have this problem especially if we have kids and drudgery work that keeps us busy. It can be hard to find a moment to create. I need to stop waiting for things to get "under control". I wait for a quiet time. I wait for when the house is clean. I wait for when I am bursting with creative energy. If I am waiting for the ideal time I might as well give up now! Life is extremely messy, especially my life! There are always dirty dishes. My two month old Catahoula pup poops and pees around the house, rips up paper, chews on furniture, toys and shoes. My two year old human son throws books, clothes, and bills on the floor. His favorite toy is a garbage truck. He fills it with trash he finds around the house, then dumps it, and fills it up again. For him mess is Fun! I just need to change my attitude and not see mess as something ugly and something to be ashamed of. Part of me is cringing as I write. "Eeww, don't let people see that!", but everyone has dirty laundry. I am not going to let mess get me down anymore. Recently I saw a cross stitch sampler that said, “BLESS THIS MESS” This is my motto this year. I am accepting the chaos instead of crying with frustration wile waiting for the “perfect time” to create. Yes, I will be constantly interrupted. I am potty training both baby and puppy. I will have to stop and clean up lots of messes and go to traffic court and pay my bills. But I will snatch bits of time whenever I can. I will leave the dirty dishes in the sink and create!