File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 306


To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 02:14:28 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Puppetry folks wearing silly things


Hi all.

Anybody else here wear silly things on a regular basis?

Background:
I lost my mittens.
I won't cry, they were not warm enough anyways.
So I made some to my own specs.

I patterned myself a pair of three-digit monster paws. All black, long fake 
fur on the back, and palms of a polar fleece-like fabric, with lining 
inside.
Pics coming soon, when I have time to trim and really define the look of 
them.
(Right now, the long fur hides the digits from the back, makes the mittens, 
when closed, look like furry boxing gloves, which could be an option to 
keep).

In order to make my tuque match with my mittens better, I added a patch of 
fur on it, which serve as hair with a part. There were already two eyes on 
the tuque.

Which brings me to wonder...
What makes me wear such strange attire?
I understand about my regular "trademark" frog hat, which is rather subtle, 
but come winter time with the need for warmer headgear and gloves, I go all 
crazy and puppetize myself!
Is it the cold, messing with my brain?

 Anyways, some part of me tells me it's not that crazy. Some people wear 
Punk, some wear Goth, and I guess I wear Puppetry. I have a friend who 
believes it's "out of place" to advertise my interests in such a flashy way. 
Oh well, I like to provoque some kind of reaction.
And so far, I've seen more smiles than frowns. Let's face it, the weirdo 
with eyes on his hat and furry monster paws advertizes immediately he's 
harmless.
Or is he?
What if I were a threat to people's sanities?

Anybody else here wear silly things on a regular basis?

I have a client meeting tomorrow, for formalizing a puppetmaking contract 
(two short evenings to design and build a parrot puppet, which I'll lease 
and perform for a night in late November, then i'll keep the parrot and try 
performing at birthday parties.)

Somehow, I'm not worried about looking silly or damaging my cred.



 

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