Every now and then a question comes up. For those of you who have heard it before, please excuse the question again, but it is important enough to be addressed for those who have not heard it for the first time.
The question is “Four Fingers or Five”.? We believe that now that skills have caught up with the shape of the body that most people relate more easily to the number five,
Something that we thought of this week is that you may not be using all of your puppets potential to its fullest. If you have a JET puppet, she almost always leaves a small gap between the upper and lower mouth plates. This is done for a variety of reasons such as avoiding the mouth being too tight to function properly with your hand.
This feature also offers other possibilities for you. If you will put your hand in the puppets mouth, you will discover that you can move your thumb up and down. You already knew this as it is how you make the puppet talk.
From time to time we all find that our material and puppets need a little “updating”. Ok we know that. Now how do we go about achieving the new fresh look.
If you stop and think about it, when you do shows, you may have a standard type of dress style that you go with. Every now and then you change clothes. This at least tells our audiences that we do bathe on a regular basis. Now look at your puppets.
When people see you in a fresh change of clothes they do not say “Oh, I don’t even know this person”. If your puppet occasionally gets a new change of costume they will NOT think it is a different puppet.
Recently a good friend of ours, Wayde Bosma sent us a couple of photos of his two Redneck puppets.
We thought these would be worth sharing because they are clear proof that even Rednecks need someone to share love with too, so we will start the new year off with something light and humorous.
The pictures speak volumes for themselves and tell their own story, so I will not belabor the topic trying to explain them, other than to say we probably all know someone just like these two individuals.
We hope everyone had a very wonderful and Merry Christmas.
And, since it will happen before our next blog, we want to take this time to wish each and every one of you a very Happy New Year!!!
Steve and JET