I am just learning to build puppets. I am totally new at all of this.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
I've always loved the works of Jim Henson. Recently I watched his funeral on youtube. I laughted and cried. I started looking for more videos about his life and puppetry.
I got my first pattern from a very nice lady named Barbra Dewey. You can find her and her puppet instruction videos on YouTube.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
With out a doubt Jim Henson is my hero. I think he was a great man with great ideas and a life that gave the whole world so much.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
I would be the dog from 'The Storyteller', and that way I could listen to great stories all of the time.
More About Me:
My name is Jessica. I go to school, and I would like to be a science teacher. I also attend the New York Institute of Photography, and the Chavez Studio of Manual Dexterity and Prestidigitation.
I love life. I enjoy hiking and nature photography. I've lived in eight countries.(America, Mexico, India, Taiwan, Thailand, France, Germany, and Ukraine.) I once had a job as a clown in a real circus.
I am me. :o)
I am happy about starting a new hobby learning how to make puppets, and I look forward to meeting you guys and making friends.
Glad you have your bases covered, I know folk who didn't.
Your work looks great with the kids. I had a touring puppetry group of kids from the project area of Flint...it went on for two years and was a wonder.