Blodeuwedd has rather got to a natural pausing point right now. The limitations of the software and film available to me are such that I am really not happy with the finished look. I learnt so much from doing it, not least of which was just how little I still know.
So whilst I rethink how to create my owl woman I canvassed for ideas. The one that won out, courtesy of Em and Amelia (my husband’s god-daughter and best friend). And so Mr Fox was born. to start with I was seeing the Old English wife killer Mr Fox rather than Dahl’s creation. But as the pen came into contact with the paper he has rather taken on a life of his own.
Leather coated and neckerchief-ed, with hooded eyes and a watchful gaze I want him to have cunning and wariness.
The movements will be through rods, I am not proficient enough a builder for marionettes as I tend to get the balance wrong. He will be needle felted, which has the advantage of being light weight. This is easier on the hands when manipulating the puppet. I have found that my Baba Yaga puppet is manageable for both adult story telling and also for children to handle.
I have ideas for how the rod will be anchored now, so just need the dowel and handle to construct the head. Then I will be working on creating and sewing clothing…a whole new learning curve.
Since the first post this morning, Mr Fox has developed his sense of smell