Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day #68: Studio Marionette

We will begin with a history lesson, of sorts.

In French, the word "marionette" refers to any kind of puppet. In English, "marionette" specifically refers to string puppets. The origin of this word goes back to the early Christian church when there would be processions of string puppets of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and other Biblical figures. So the word "marionette" translates to "little Mary," as in Jesus' mother.

Today I was going through some supplies and found this:

Huh? Did I mention that I really don't work with marionettes?

attached to this:

Double huh?
What on earth?? I have no idea what this is or where it is from. I mean, I know what it is -- a dangling light bulb cover. Aluminum. Why was it attached to the string and hanging from a mini-controller? Well, it looked like the start of some weird, why not?

Some rope and part of a yogurt container -- voila!


  1. Anything can be a puppet!

    You'd be proud of me; I was cleaning out my basket of socks without mates and saved one wonderful fuzzy one and turned it into a sock puppet tonight with two mismatched button eyes. I think my family might be in for a run of sock puppets soon - I have two marled green ones that are begging to become something reptilian.

  2. That's great, Jess! Did you post it up anywhere? I'm happy to link away...