File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 177


Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 21:36:53 EST
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Origami Puppet help


 
Dear Michael,
 
Your inquiry caused me to take a book off my shelf I haven't looked at in  
many years entitled "Folding Paper Puppets." It is written by puppeteers Shari  
Lewis and Lillian Oppenheimer. Of course Shari was a national TV celebrity, 
but  Lillian will be remembered by many on this list. She was a puppeteer,  
storyteller, keeper of the Origami Center of America, hostess to legions of  
notable people passing through New York City, and most importantly, my dear  friend 
and next door neighbor to my studio on Union Square. My theater began  when 
she and her long-time performing partner Alice May Hall retired and  graciously 
helped me start my own puppet theater at Union Square.
 
If you can find the book somewhere, I am sure you will not be disappointed.  
Some of the folds are titled:
Hungry Crow, Pecking Chicken, Eating Bird, Cat, Talking Fish, Snap Dragon,  
Pig, Fox and Flapping Bird.
The illustrations and instructions for the folds are clear and concise,  with 
several nice photographs of Shari as a bonus.
 
I had always hoped that Shari Lewis would someday add her inscription to my  
copy next to Lillian's, but that never came to pass. Good luck finding a copy 
of  this great book!
 
      -Steven->
 
 
In a message dated 12/18/2006 9:00:48 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
mmoynihan-AT-wi.rr.com writes:

There is  an online video of a person making a puppet using origami.
It is entitled a  "muppet" not a "puppet", but it is not an origami 
representation of any of  the Muppet characters, it is an origami 
puppet.
When I watch it the  audio is  garbled.
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/330181/paper_muppet/

I have  tried to learn origami.
Maybe teaching an old dog new tricks is not as  possible as some pretend.
Thus far I have mastered just one project,  folding a dollar bill into a 
"bucK" badge.
I'd like to be able to make  a puppet like the one in the video.
If any one is origami familiar and can  point me to some online 
downloadable .pdf direction diagrams on how to  create this origami 
puppet, I'd be grateful.

Michael John  Moynihan




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