Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tree puppet update

Here's the tree after a few rounds of airbrushing. He's borrowing the leaf-topper from the original tree ( which is pictured ...topless...behind him:) )

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Frog Prince Auditions.....

Just having fun with my new princess head(no body yet), and a kermit doll.......

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rampage Ladies

I was just looking through the Puppet Rampage (2007) album again, and came across this one. Thought it would be a nice addition to the collection of "Purple haired Mask" pictures already posted. I don't know the name of the lovely lady I'm with , sorry...........

Monday, July 28, 2008

The short video....."Gigglefish"

Starring Joy! (The giggly one...) I hope this works!

Cardboard part 2

Joy and Briley did a show for me and the baby dolls today. Cute! Got a short video too, will try to post it.

Fun with cardboard

I'm making a stage from cardboard, and Joy is having fun with it already!

New Princess

I've decided to make a hand puppet princess to replace my tall, rod puppet princess. Just have a head so far, and some great hair, so I put one of Joy's doll dresses on my hand, and had a photo shoot.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Paper Mache

Here's how he looks after the first coat of sticky paper bits!

Peter Hart Puppet Show!

We were lucky to be able to see Peter perform his puppet show at the Decatur Library last night! Before the "cat-a-pult" trick, he said "Everyone get your cameras out!" so I did, and here's a few of my best shots! (Joy and neighbor Briley are standing with the unicorn marionettes at the bottom of the collage.)

Tree puppet

So, I'm collaborating with Peter Hart to build puppets for a show about water conservation. They needed a talking "Musclewood" tree. My husband Paul figured out and built the PVC pipe/mouth moving mechanism , Peter taught me how to paper mache, and turned styrofoam packing material off the street into a tree trunk! After lots of masking tape, more styrofoam bits , and shaping with an electric carving knife, I had this! (Felt pinned on just as a test....)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Same butterfly....or moth....

Different flower.

Butterfly photo

This little guy posed for me quite nicely! Thought I'd share!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Trenton Republican-Times

Here we all are!! Circled myself so you could find me!

Exhibit collage

Puppet Rampage DVD cover

O.K., it is the back of the box, but still, not bad for my first festival EVER! I'm on the DVD too, but not in that outfit.....just look for the red hair!

Bits-and-Pieces Cabaret

This is the "open-mic" event where Edna (not E"N"da, .....thanks Elsie....oh, Elise!)...... did the poem I, Heather, (, no, Heidi! .... )wrote. It was a blast! I only wish I could've held her up a bit time, promise.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Photo's of me by Elise Handelman

Elise finally got her pictures off her camera....long story.....and here's what she sent so far! Nice to see evidence that I was there too. (and Edna, of course!) Thanks Elise!

The Wild Onion!!

This is the restaurant across the street from the dorms where we got to have a drink and relax before bed. Pam always had a lovely and delicious spread for us to enjoy! Fabulous place!!! (I was so busy laughing and drinking, I didn't get too many photo's......oh well!) Also fun, each night the performers from the evening before had to bartend for us. I can't wait to go back for more!

The Huber Marionettes

Here's the best of my post-show pictures!

August and June

Here's some pictures from another cute show! (It was about a little dragon's first trip to the dentist)

Brett....this is for you!

Luman's scriptwriting class

Here we are learning and laughing with Luman Coad.

Flight home

Yes, my head was in the clouds......and how beautiful it was up there!!

My new friend Denise

Heeeeere's TRENTON!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sorcerer's Apprentice

This show transformed introducing many puppeteers to the CAMPING SHOWER TENT as STAGE idea!! Thank-you Karen Konnerth for a wonderful show!!

Joy and Briley

Here's Joy (on the left, in black) and her best friend Briley(who lives across the street) playing with some of my puppets.

Edna's homecoming....

Here's her new place of honor in my living room.....

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Nick Barone's class

I would've had a great time in this class....maybe next year!

The exhibit

I'll post a collage of some of the other wonderful puppets soon, but here's my fabulous display!!

Bob and Elise

Here's the real duo in action at PuppetFest Midwest. Bob was in Luman Coad's scriptwriting class with me, and I also hung-out and laughed with Elise whenever possible! Somehow, I never got in a picture with them......When Elise sends me one of us in front of the Wild Onion Cafe, I'll post it.

Fun with Bob and Elise

Let's play spot the "in-jokes"! (You had to be there....) So glad I was!

Welcome back Miss Edna

Edna enjoys a little R&R after a "long conversation"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hello from Trenton!

Hi all! I'm in Trenton Missouri enjoying Puppet Fest Midwest! I am in script writing class all day with Luman Coad, then we see a great puppet show, then we all gather for a few drinks at The Wild Onion cafe across the street from campus. I'm learning a lot, and meeting wonderful people. I have three puppets on display at the exhibit....Amy Winehouse (rod puppet), Edna (mouth puppet), and a cat car-wash-mitt puppet. (All can be seen on this very Blog! ) I stood by my display at the exhibit yesterday, answered questions, and got lots of compliments! By Saturday night I must have a 5 minute skit ready to perform with Edna at the "open mic" show called "bits and pieces late night cabaret". I'm pretty nervous to perform for a room full of professional puppeteers, but I know they will be a kind, supportive audience! Also on Saturday I'll get to try and sell my sock and carwash mitt puppets at the "swap-and shop". Wish me luck, I don't want to have to lug all those puppets home again!
That's all for now! ----Heidi

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The popular "car-wash-mitt" cat puppet

I've been selling a lot of these cute little critters. For a mere $20.00 you can own one too.....