Ehbeh had a visitor a few days ago, a blackamoor from Sicily! Friend Nancy brought him for us to see, and explained that she met the maker while on holiday there , his name is Vincenzo Argento and he lives in Palermo. Nancy and John bought this puppet and a wonderful wooden dragon. The metal Moor is exquisite, his shield and armour are embossed beautifully both back and front, as you can see.
A meeting of minds and metals, Ehbeh meets Othello;
I have decided for the purposes of speed and more manipulation, to arrange the puppet flat and photograph him in the desired poses ( i.e. waking, running etc). Thus, I can incorporate the storyboard which I sketched out initially, and the work doesn’t go to waste!
time is getting short for sending my contribution to the puppet challenge, I have started the goat puppet…. the clock ticks:
Daily Life: now I know that Joan in Australia will like this one! ( I remember you refused to walk in our forests for fear of seeing snakes! )
Yesterday I just about managed to grab the camera in order to take a pic of these 2 grass-snakes getting friendly, my movement made them dash to the shade , which was a blow, but you can still make out the way their bodies are intertwined, it was a privilege to watch our very own wildlife in action.
Lastly, the rose bower is looking rather magnificent at the moment, ( unfortunately, the telegraph pole is not, we have been waiting 9 months for it to be removed grrrrrrrr)