This is Francis, the Pig. He is the third puppet that I ever built. I made him about eleven years ago (I can’t believe it)! He has always had the same personality. It’s funny, I can see all of my Thistledown characters very clearly in my mind before they are built. They have very real, distinct personalities before they are made. Francis definitely represents the goofy yet insecure part of myself. You can see him in action in some of my YouTube videos.
Unfortunately the years are beginning to show, inside and out. I’d like to tackle a rebuild sometime, but I’m not sure when. I know that inside (physically) he’ll be very different because I’ve learned a lot about puppet building in the eleven years, and I feel like I’m still just scraping the surface of the possibilities.