Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vincent van Gogh Hand Puppet

Using my large Vincent puppet as a go-by, I created this hand puppet. The base is inspired by one of Vincent's self portraits.

Steelers Mascot.... Steely McBeam

Another hand puppet... This time it's the Steelers mascot, Steely McBeam.

Duke Dog Puppet

Here is the Duke Dog; mascot for JMU. This is a hand puppet made using paperclay and acrylic paint for the head and paws and various fabrics for the body.

Hand Puppets Galore!

Over the past month or so I've been making a lot of hand puppets. Here is the Christmas lot taken at a craft show I was in.....

The table display

an elf,

a gingerbread man that made a narrow escape,

a snow man,

and the big man himself.... Santa!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


A little advice for trick or treaters....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Watch out! A dragon is coming....

I'm working on a new puppet for Halloween. When this little guy is finished he will hopefully be greeting trick or treaters at a haunted house. Check out the production pics below:

Concept sketch

Armature in progress

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Here is a small puppet I made for the Yellow House project I've been working on. This is Muffikins and she belongs to the artist Mary Cassatt.

I'll have some pics of the whole cast of characters next week after the filming. Stay tuned.