We were delighted to take part in the Puppet Challenge organised by Peter Slight (creative powerhouse and generally nice bloke) and Clive Hicks Jenkins (we have never met Clive but we are sure he is an equally nice bloke!) through his website Artlog. There will be an online and maybe a physical exhibition. Ill give you links and stuff in my next post.
The puppet challenge started back in the gloomy days of Winter and finishes at the end of June but we have already completed our very first puppet! Yay! So over a couple of posts we thought we would tell you about the story that our puppet will perform, a bit about the creative process and then unveil our completed puppet under a sky of fireworks whilst drinking Tesco champagne and eating Ringos.
To be honest – and why not, we know you like the gasping ‘oh no he didn’t’ gossip – its been a bit of challenge. As I say its our first puppet and there have been a couple of wrong turns but we are pleased with the result. Of course we want to go back again and apply all we have learnt but this will definitely not be our last papier-mache head puppet.
So here is a sort of obscured peek at the head of Firle the Giant. In the next post we will tell you about the folk legend that inspired him…