Archive for May, 2012

Inspiration and it’s result

Posted in Puppets with tags , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by galen djuna

Much of my vacation in Vienna last month was spent in museums. Extremely glorious museums. I was particularly pleased to find a small exhibition of Odilon Redon’s peculiar pictures at the Albertina. The Crying Spider is a drawing that I’ve always admired. It’s so odd and funny and also soulful.

I think it was the day before that I had found this six legged bit of brass at a flea market. Out of that, I built my own baleful spider, an ode to Odilon.

The spider puppet, shortly before coming out of the oven, sitting patiently in her baking dish craft.

Newly painted and adorned.

I took some vanity shots.

As seen from below.

 The spider afloat.

At the Albertina Museum, Vienna. ‘The Crying Spider’, Odilon Redon, 1881


Finger Puppet Vacation, Vienna 2012

Posted in Knitty Titties, Puppets with tags , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by galen djuna

I thought I was going to get so much crocheting done while traveling last month. It did not come to pass.

I also had plans to photograph these little ladies in a number of locations. But after taking them sightseeing in Vienna, they spent the rest of the trip in a bag, forgotten in a hotel room. Oh well. At least there’re a teensy bit more worldly now.

Swanback ride

Griffin or Hippogriff?

Whichever it is, it’s a fearsome beast.

A vacation without a drag queen is just a drag.