Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Song - Selfless, Cold, and Composed

I said what you wanted to hear
And what I wanted to say
So I will take it back
Are all the dishes intact?
Let them be broken
It's easy to be
Easy and Free
When it doesn't mean anything
You remain selfless, cold and
Composed

You've done me no favor
to call and be nice
Telling me I
Can take anything I like
You don't owe me to be so
Polite
You've done no wrong
You've done no wrong
Get out of my sight
It's easy to be
Easy and Free
When it doesn't mean anything
You remain
Selfless, cold, and
Composed

Come on baby. Now throw me 
a right to the chin
Don't you stare like 
You never cared
I know you did
You just smiled
like a band teller
telling me bleakly
have a nice life 
(Ben Folds Five)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday Song - You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks

If you and your folks love me and my folks like
Me and my folks love you and your folks
If there ever was folks
That ever ever was poor

If you and your thing dig me and my thing
Like me and my thing dig you and your thing
And we all got a thing
Yeah, and it's a very good thing

Ha! 
But if in our fears, we don't learn to trust each other
And if in our tears, we don't learn to share with your brother
You know that hate is gonna keep on multiplying
And you know that man is gonna keep right on dying
Yeah
Yeah, yeah

The rich got a big piece of this and that
The poor got a big piece of roaches and rats
Can you get to that
Tell me where it's at
Yeah!

Hey!
You want peace
I want peace
They want peace
And the kids need peace
There won't be no peace

The rich got a big piece of this and that
The poor got a big piece of roaches and rats
Can you get to that
Tell me where it's at

If you and your folks loved me and my folks
Like me and my folks love you and your folks
If there ever was folks
That ever ever was poor

If you and your thing dig me and my thing
Like me and my thing dig you and your thing
Then we all got a thing
And it's a very good thing
(Funkadelic)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Song - Timshell

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And I will tell the night
Whisper, "Lose your sight"
But I can't move the mountains for you
(Mumford and Sons)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

JOSH AND TODD SCREENING!!!

Todd and some mook...

YES!  
JOSH AND TODD 
IS READY TO BE SCREENED!
Here's a link to the Faceplant event page for it, CLICK HERE!
This flick is something I've been working on since 2003.  In some form or another it's been brewing that long.  And we (Russ, Jim, Tricky, and I) are now ready to show it off.  Hope you come to see it!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Song - Mother's Little Helper

What a drag it is getting old
"Kids are different today"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day

"Things are different today"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband's just a drag
So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old

"Men just aren't the same today"
I hear ev'ry mother say
They just don't appreciate that you get tired
They're so hard to satisfy, You can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight

Doctor please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old

"Life's just much too hard today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
The pursuit of happiness just seems a bore
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day
(The Rolling Stones)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Norm

Norm
Mouth Puppet


Cammy and Norm, AKA Gummy and Gumpy


Saturday, January 8, 2011

Cammy


Cammy
Mouth Puppet
Cammy is my father's mother... I decided to make her and my step-grandfather as puppets for their Christmas gift this year. I call them Gummy and Gumpy. They have been two of my biggest supporters in this madness I call a puppet life, so I wanted them to be included, hahaha...


Here's the picture I used as reference...Tomorrow will be Norm, aka Gumpy...



Friday, January 7, 2011

Kyhole:

Kyhole
Mouth Puppet
Here's how Mr. Kyhole came about...
I got offered a commission to remake the already well known Kyhole (featured on Blam!) by his creator, Wayne Poe.
And I took the gig! Hahaha...
Here is two pics of the original that I used to base the new one on -
And here his is done, full body, hiding his junk behind the book!
And some pictures of him in progress...
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Kyhole's Makeover as he remembers it...

For more Kyhole check out
and BLAM!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Triplets!

Triplet Three
Mouth Puppet
Trips in progress!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Song - Coffee Shop

I am just a lousy bum
Searching for the unknown crumb
The crumb the crumb
Something or someone to come
Come along and illuminate my lust
Combust
Confucius might have been confused
And Buddha might have blown a fuse
Jooze the muse

Meet me at the coffee shop
We can dance like Iggy Pop
Another go in the parking lot
Frewak the cheek on your hotspot

Back and forth my body's jerking
Will to thrill will not stop working
Work and work
I'll take you on a honeymoon
Jumping on a bed in a hotel room
The room the room

Meet me at the coffee shop
We can dance like Iggy Pop
Another go in the parking lot
Frewak the cheek on your hotspot
(Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year, new stuff...

Puppets on set for shooting Animal Behavior at Paris In Plantsville

Happy New Year again!
So with Puppet A Day still going I've decided to also add a few other things to it.
Still going to keep going with the puppets as I make and collect them. It's my passion. And I'm going to start up with the reviews again too.
But I'm also going to start posting pages from my stacks and stacks of sketchbooks, posting paintings, sculptures, and other artful things I've done, and old some lyrics, stories, poems... All kinds of stuff.
Look for it all to start in the next few days...
Hope 2011 has been good to you so far! Hahaha

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