Monday, October 6, 2014

Puppet Love

Quick sketch of one of my new puppets - haven't quite figured out what his character is!
I have a thing about puppets, not new stuffed animal ones that you mess with your dog's head with, but ones with history, or that are works of art.  Puppets, marionettes, anything in that realm.  So when I saw these old French hand puppets at an antique fair recently, I fell in love.  Especially since they came with a little theater. Apparently Guignol in France was similar to Punch and Judy in England (and probably scarred as many children - when my Father saw these I discovered that he was one of them, having grown up in England).  I don't know the exact history of these or if they originally came with the stage, but I just love them.  I sense more puppet-based art forthcoming!


  1. What a fabulous find! Those puppets are very special. There is also something rather dark to them. I love the fact they are not sweet and cutsie....looking forward to seeing them incorporated somehow
    In your art. X

  2. Great sketch.... they are fascinating. I find them a little scary - in a good way - don't think I'd keep them under my bed though! Do you? :)

    Karen x

  3. Fabulous puppets, they look SO French.... and a little bit creepy too (which probably says more about my mis-spent youth watching dodgy horror films than the innocent puppets!).

    Super sketch, he looks like he might be a bit cheeky :)


  4. Ah, VERY cool! I remember going to shows like this as a kid too - there was such an art to it - a lost art it seems - glad to bring it back in this form ;0 xoxo


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