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I have been making puppets

Postby CvdC » 20 Dec 2007, 04:03

http://users.tpg.com.au/cvdc/whatsit/allpuppets.htm

I have put together a photographic archive of the Punch and Judy puppets I have made these last few years. It's not yet complete but there are most of the puppets I have made.
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Postby johnstoate » 20 Dec 2007, 15:51

Wow!! - Superb stuff, Chris. I, (For one) am most impressed. The only reservation I have with your excellent pictures is the absence of an indication of scale, The inclusion of a ruler, or known size object would, (To my mind, -It's only a personal observation) be usefull. Allowing that they could be either 'Parlour' or 'Show' size. - If I ever hit the lottery I will be in touch - I'd love to own a set!! :D
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Postby CvdC » 20 Dec 2007, 22:10

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I am just so organised now. If you ever think making puppets is hard try putting together a web page with all those images.
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Postby lesclarke » 21 Dec 2007, 00:55

It's great to see all your output in one place Chris, and very useful to be able to open up several images at the same time and compare the style.

Overall there's a clear respect for the tradition whilst still having an identifiable personal look to them.

I especially like the first Judy on the lower row with the extra-extra-long nose, and the Piccini furry Devil.

For makers, especially carvers in wood, there's the amazing thought that in the distant future these characters, repainted and costumed, will still be 'coming alive' to future generations.

Without checking, I seem to think that Wal Kent only started his making when he was aged 60! ...I'm much to slow in planning and making to ever go into 'production', but I might speed up by the time I reach that age.

The thing is ...it's not really that far away!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby CvdC » 22 Dec 2007, 09:06

Since you pointed out that Judy Les I will tell that the nose is based on that of the Judy in the Haydon painting of Pike's show.
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Postby johnstoate » 22 Dec 2007, 21:41

Thanks for the consideration, Chris. Much appreciated.- As for the 'web' page comment, you obviously haven't seen My website!! :lol:
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Postby James » 23 Dec 2007, 03:51

He may not have done, but others have. Very detailed John I must say!
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Postby David Wilde » 24 Dec 2007, 20:11

I can see what you mean by the detail,look forward to reading some more!
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Postby johnstoate » 25 Dec 2007, 00:10

MM... And a merry Christmas to you two as well! - T'is the season of goodwill after all,- We can't all be Gentlemen, But we can be Gentle Men!! :D
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