File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 346

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 07:17:02 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppet Design Collaboration

Mathieu, you inspire me. I would love to spend my Christmas vacation working
on a puppet for once..........

Mary H. 

On 10/22/08 10:09 PM, "Mathieu René" <> wrote:

> Hi all.
> Maybe it's the fast approaching NY trip that inspires me to start new
> adventures.
> But I've been meaning to do the following for a while. So here goes:
> Puppet Design Collaboration
> I seek opportunities to collaborate with colleagues, in order to create
> puppets we wouldn't have done, or wouldn't exactly have come up with, on our
> own. To this end (or rather beginning), I'd like to team up with someone, or
> some ones, so that we could each make a puppet from the other's design. This
> would be an opportunity to get extra motivation (always easier to be
> motivated when it's for others), extra inspiration, and unusual results, if
> both parties give it their best.
> This, not being for a paying customer, allows us to create puppets we truly
> want to!
> The puppets would either stay with their respective fabricator, or be
> swapped, depending on the individual agreements. Variations are up to the
> participants. Lots to learn from this experience, I'm sure!
> Why don't more people do such a swap, so we can share the results and
> multiply the positive effects?
> I'll be rather booked for the next month (still working on a short puppet
> film) , but there's no stopping me from at least doing a few designs.  I
> like to design directly in clay (and send photos), but drawing is another
> option I enjoy.
> Building can start in December.  There's no reason this has to be a rush,
> but a deadline should definitely be set, to help keep things going.
> Who's up for it?
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