Monday, May 23, 2011

Lobster Buddy

Admittedly, I say Buddy a lot. But I can't help when I look at this little guy to think "BUDDY!"


Made out of cardboard and acrylic paint. Claws are attached via brass brads. Last thing to do is go to the craft store and buy a few wooden sticks to glue behind him for support (and to the claws to make them move around).

Claws Down

 Claws Up!
 From a drawing

To an object!

Give me an S!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Update on BvsR

For all you Banana Vs. Robot fans – GOOD NEWS! More episodes are in the works! We are scheduled to resume filming this Sunday. I am happy to report that in the downtime between challenges, Robot has been enjoying life in newly wedded bliss while Banana has spent this springtime being gleefully distracted. 

Please enjoy this teaser for our upcoming challenges:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Time to Build

As a lover of To-Do lists, here is my List Of Stuff To Build:

Sergio’s Station
Ship’s computer
Cleveland Portal (which brings Marisol to the word of SOS)
Bookshelves for the Captain to peek through
Jungle Set
Clam Chorus Line
Octopus Singer
Squid Stick Puppet
Lobster Stick Puppet
Photosynthesis T-Shirts (for an audience participation activity)
“Plant” outfit for volunteers (again, for an audience participation activity)
Fern Suit (a suit for one of the characters)

I enjoyed the heck out of making the confetti cannon and the Monster Butterfly. The next item I’ve decided to work on is the Lobster Stick Puppet. Here is a preliminary drawing:

Nothing fancy. More cardboard and acrylic paint. The Lobster Stick Puppet is part of the backup band on the ship, who are all marine creatures (see this blog post for more detail). I liked the finger puppet idea, but it would be hard to tell what it is from far away. This puppet, although static, would be more visible. And look how cute he is!

I think he shall be named Buddy.