A bit back Sadie found some popsicle sticks and wanted to make some puppets for a play. We filmed it with the flip and if my laptop weren't in the shop getting fixed (curses!) I'd have a little movie to show you, but oh well. Using this other machine I'm on now makes me feel like I am wearing someone else's shoes.
Anyhoo, these were so cute I just about died. With some of her artwork, it's like she is doing an impression of an adult trying to draw like a kid. Do you know what I mean? It's so interesting to me. So, this was a long play about a wedding and some princes and all that—the girl above there has soot on her face, from all the hard labor she does around the castle. Her plays are long. Like 15 minutes at least, and tend to spin off and get pretty layered and complex, at which point her sisters start complaining. I'm always surprised how long they last before the heckling starts. I know she is very influenced by my tutorials with these stick puppets, but when I think of all the other things she could be influenced by, I'm not complaining.