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Alice, Serpent

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

I made two pieces for a local doll show that opened this past weekend. The theme was characters from children’s fiction, so naturally I had to make an Alice. One of my favorite parts of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is when her neck has grown so long that she loses sight of her shoulders and hands and an angry, nesting bird accuses her of being a serpent. 

She looks kind of like Daryl Hannah, no?                                                                           I found it particularly satisfying to make this dress out of a kerchief-sized piece of fabric that I had been saving for years for just such an outfit.

 And this is Hans, the miniature dachshund who toppled her over in the grass.

An illustration by my favorite author, Mervyn Peake, writer of the Gormenghast books.

Faster, Tura! Kill! Kill!

Posted in Knitty Titties, Puppets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by galen djuna

This is the third finger puppet I’ve made of my most beloved B movie star, the magnificent miss Satana.  This Astro Zombies version of Tura is my favorite thus far. I amused myself photographing her with a little plastic gun (a gift from one of Tom’s action figures), and a tiny cigarette made of string.

As I finished her up last night, while only half watching Astro Zombies, I remembered that I did a painting of Tura, 14 or 15 years ago in a high school art class, based on this poster:

And I’m pretty sure it was painted on velvet. I had the greatest high school art teacher.

The puppet’s top is, of course, removable.

Now go watch the movie trailer   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-90EW2Om4t0  You will die a thousand deaths! Hahaha!