Just got back from a lovely weekend up at Lyth Arts Centre, near Wick, performing Call of Nature as part of their Family Arts Festival. It was a treat to get to spend some time in Caithness again, and we had a fantastic time exploring the grounds around the Arts Centre with the young experts and their grown up assistants.
Here's a quick snap of a lion puppet I made this week. It will be out on Glasgow Green this Saturday from 1.00-2.00ish as part of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships event. If you're in the area why not come along and check it out?
And here are a few photos of the making process -
Here are some images I found online of the puppets I made for Sma' Shot parade last week. We had a great time meeting the young folk of Paisley and enjoying the glorious sunshine!
Just finished the merchant puppet above, and below are the stages of the build for anyone who is interested. If you happen to be in Paisley next Saturday, July 7th, come along and see both this and the captain puppet in action, as well as a colourful street parade, music, dancing, fire, food and all the fun stuff.
Just finished work on this big captain puppet, which will be part of the Paisley Weave festival next month. Going to make a start on a merchant puppet now, more on that soon.
The super talented Lorna Irvine interviewed Suzie about the Weird Sisters - if you have a minute then why not have a read!
Been working for the past few days on a portable neon sign for the aerial circus / sonic art performance Liquid Sky.
It uses flexible LED neon tubing which means it is very robust compared to traditional neon tubes, and it can also be taken apart and rolled up for transit.
Below you can see the stages of the build:
- 1:1 plan
- Backboards cut from 6mm ply and bolted so they can be dismantled for travel
- Painted semi-gloss black
- PVC channel to hold the neon cut to lengths and screwed in place
- Neon tube measured, cut and attached to the power source
- Neon clipped in place
- Unwanted areas taped out
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