Sometimes when I tell my friends that I have become a puppeteer they ask “What do you do all day?” Well, here is a glimpse into my life as a puppeteer. Each day is quite different, but much of the time I am surrounded by craft materials and music and silly eye balls and noses. Today, I am making a small paper-mâché guitar for a flamenco dancing puppet.
This is a prop for our show “Yes Around the World”, in which a puppet goes around in a hot air balloon learning to say “yes” in different countries. Here’s my new puppet, Rosa, for the Spain scene.
Later, I may create a puppet desk for a late night puppet show. Maybe I’ll finally give my Carl Sagan puppet a coat. Maybe I’ll work on snow puns for a snowman comedy routine. In any case, I like the puppeteer life.