Sunday, June 3, 2018

Puppet making love





He has fallen in love with puppets. He makes his own. It started with a cookie monster and cutting up our blue bath towels... using staplers to join fabric pieces. Then he tried his hand on hand sewing and glue. After that he dragged out my sewing machine, asked me to show him how to feed it and the rest is history.

He has found free patterns online that he prints out, traces on fleece fabric with sewing allowance (!!!). He machine sews it all together. Cuts foam and turn it into shapes for head and body, makes legs and arms, making sure there is flexibility for elbows and knees. Hands and feet are made with toes and fingers and when he figured out how to make the mouth look professional with seamless gum and all, you would have thought he just climbed Mount Everest.

He shows me his progress, brainstorm ideas on how to overcome obstacles he bumps into, searches the internet for pictures and tutorials, tips and tricks. He tries. And fails. And tries again. Its' all in the details. With small 13 year old fingers and hands he creates with enormous focus, passion and determination. He has always been creative my Luca Bo, but the older he gets, the more I can see that creative soul shine in him. Its not just crafts. It is passion. To create, fix, build. By himself. That is what he does. Always. With pride. Every puppet has its own personality. That is what he says, although this Kermit replica is only his first one completed so far. He dives in from the door post to the living room asking to have ice cream or chips. He pops up in the kitchen asking what's for dinner. WE talk, Kermit replica and I, and our conversations are interesting. And Luca Bo places him gently on his shoulders with his legs hanging down. Its' his buddy. I can see that for him he is real. The magic of a pretend friend. I'm sure there will be more.



Kärlek
Annette


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10 comments :

  1. Wow they are great. Will he sell them? I really love them

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  2. Absolutely wonderful! Thank the heavens for the dreamers and creators!

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  3. Just simply awesome to see his creations and passion for designing. He'll go far with that drive and determination! He is lucky to have parents who will allow him to discover his own path. Awesome job Luca!

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  4. Wow, that's amazing, clever boy, what a beautiful job he's made of them. He's inherited your talents I think! CJ xx

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  5. It's wonderful to see a child with a creative mind bring their ideas to life and they are very professional looking puppets.

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  6. I LOVE these puppets!! Many years ago while in college in Seattle , WA. I made puppets and studied about them(shadow puppets, finger puppets, and the
    wonderful puppets on Sesame Street and they all take a great deal of imagination and incredible skill.....

    These puppets are wonderful!! He is so creative and talented to be making them!

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  7. Love love love your puppets! Nice job!����

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  8. Amazing!!! Kermit has so much character and personality - what a fantastic job! I'm very impressed!
    Your son is going to be a heartbreaker when he's older - he's a good-looking boy, and with that creativity and passion he'll be fighting the girls off! :)
    I hope you share more of his puppet creations with us - I love them!

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Kärlek
Annette

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