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Our Construction Diary
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Our special Year-End Edition

 

 

 

Ping Pong's Puppet Workshop

 

December 22, 2001

This is our special year-end edition of our construction diary. Due to the expected year-end holiday frenzy, construction has paused so we can share the spirit with our friends and family.

On this special page, we look back on the puppets we built this year. You can click on each of the pictures and go to a page you can print out for your scrapbook.

May we take this opportunity to wish you and yours a most joyous holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year.

To view the holiday decorations in our house, click here.

The Bunny

The Ostrich

The Bees The Dragon The Squid
The Bunny The Ostrich The Bees The Dragon The Squid

 

Late Winter and early Spring found us already in production of puppets for Portland, Oregon's Day of Species Parade, sponsored by the Earth & Spirit Council.
It was also the Columbia Association of Puppeteers' event for the National Day of Puppetry in April, 2001.
From left, we built The Bunny, and The Ostrich, and assisted with the construction of The Bees, The Dragon, and The Squid. To view the complete story on the Parade, click here.

 

Hans Christian Andersen & the Little Girl

Hans Christian Andersen
& the Little Girl

In early Summer, we built the heads and hands for Hans Christian Andersen and the little girl for the Oregon Coast Puppet Theatre's production of The Dream Weaver, The stories of Hans Christian Andersen.

 

 

Andromeda Athena & Poseidon Atlas Danae in Rags Danae in Royal Costume
Andromeda Athena & Poseidon Atlas Danae in Rags Danae in Royal

 

The Graeae Sisters Medusa

The Sea Serpent

Polydectes Perseus
Graeae Sisters Medusa The Sea Serpent Polydectes Perseus

 

Our summer was spent building the puppets and masks for the Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre's production of Perseus, A Hero of Ancient Greece. Top row, from left: Andromeda, the masks of Athena and Poseidon, Atlas, Danae in Rags, and Danae in Royal. Bottom row, from left , The Graeae Sisters, Medusa, The Serpent, Polydectes, and of course, our hero, Perseus.

 

 

Quilly the Quail-old The new Quilly Holly, the Mouse Terra, the Ant Professor Salt 'n' Puff
The Old Quilly The New Quilly Holly, the Mouse Terra, the Ant Professor Salt 'n' Puff

 

In the Fall and early Winter, we focused on building puppets for The Quilly the Quail Show
for the Ojai Valley (California) Land Conservancy, a build which will extend into early 2002.
From left: The original Quilly the Quail, The new & improved Quilly, Holly the Mouse,
Terra the Ant, and Professor Salt 'n' Puff, the Snail.
Yet to come is the Lizard, and the cast will be complete for now.

 

 

Ceramic Horses

Ceramic Horses

In December, our friends at Portland's Earth & Spirit Council (organizers of the Day of Species Parade) asked us for a donation for their annual auction. We looked around and found we had two porcelain puppets from Thailand which had seen better days. They'd been sitting gathering dust on a shelf in our shop for years.
They were trimmed in red pompoms, two of their legs were broken, and their stands were sorely lacking. We glued up the broken pieces, replaced the pompoms with more elegant trim elements, and built new stands for them. You can see the results on the left.

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