Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So much happening!

The second half of this summer is staying as busy as the first for Elmwood!

We've got two big screenings and I'm in an art show!

Here's everything in order!
July 29th - "The Risley Brothers" screening at The Firehouse Gallery in Milford!
 Click Here for all the details!

Then I'll have a few pieces in the show "REAL. W3ird. - A Paris In Plantsville Reunion"
The show opens 8/5 and the reception/opening party is 8/12
Brie will have work in the show too!!!
More info HERE!

And then, as part of "REAL. W3ird." in Southington we'll be screening "The Risley Brothers"!
That will be on August 19th! - All the details are Here!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet dreams Mr. Romero...

Thanks for the scares...  See you on the otherside.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jon

Here's another re-build for the new "Animal Behavior" shoots... 

Jon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

He's also a self portrait...  Bald and all...  Hahaha...

Here's a little peek at the making of the puppet - 

The original puppet was made about eight years ago, and had seen better days...  I was going to just repair him.  But, it made more sense to start from scratch, and make a puppet more like I had originally wanted.  So I did!


 And a peek at a couple more of the new puppets for the show - look for full posts on them soon!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fozzie - From The Collection

Elmwood's had a crazy busy week...  So instead of posting a puppet I made this Saturday I'm posting one from the collection I haven't yet...
Fozzie Bear
From the Collection

Although I had this when I was a kid, this is not the one.  The Fozzie I had disappeared years and years ago. 
This guy was a gift from Elmwooder Alex and his wife Marie.
They actually found him and a matching Fisher Price Kermit at a Savers....  And it'a amazing how good of shape they are both in.  I still have my old childhood Kermit, but it's really cool to have another in the collection.
Means the world to me that Marie and Alex thought of me, and got these puppets for me.
Thanks you two.

Here's as pic of the Kermit, too!


Also, thank you "Debbie Fisher"...  
I have no idea who you are, but your name is on a piece of masking tape inside Fozzie.  So, thank you Debbie for hardly playing with these puppets!  Cuz now I can!









Sunday, July 2, 2017

"It's Alright!"

Sunday AM...
Coffee in mug...
Prince in the CD player...

As he sings in "Roadhouse Garden" - It's Alright.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Simon

Simon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

So we shot a whole series a few years ago called "Animal Behavior"...
And never officially released it.
Why?
Well, when all was said and done we could do better.
Those who worked on it worked hard.  REAL HARD.  And it did come out really good.  But the sound needed work.  Then when the work was done it needed even more.  And by then we looked at it and realized we could take this fun and awesome concept and make it even better...
So we are...
We're re-shooting the WHOLE thing soon, and as part of the re-shoot I decided to re-make a bunch of the puppets, and repair/update some of the others.
Simon here, he's one of the rebuilds.  I also figured since a good chunk of the show is also being re-cast it would be nice for the new performer to have a puppet of their own for the part.
The old puppet had seen much better days, and I figured let's make him better.
Here's a pic of the old one when it was still new - 
Not a bad puppet to look at, but he was falling apart, and dirty, and just not very functional for what we need him to do in the show.
And alot of people would confuse him for Steve the Vampire, hahaha...
I did love the eyes though...  So I decided to re-use them on the new one...
Here's a couple pics of the puppet in progress...  

I also re-used the eyebrows..
 And to my surprise the shirt from the original puppet was still floating around!
And it fits the new puppet better!
Here he is all done, and ready for the show!