Saturday, June 23, 2012

Marionette Class

My last posting I told you about my trip down to John C Campbell Folk School. I didn't write a lot about it then because I got sick when I was down there and sicker when I got home. So, I'm not functioning as well as I'd like to be. I woke up Wednesday morning feeling like I was swallowing razor blades, it was awful. And, everyday there I felt worse. Then on Saturday on the way home Pam and I stopped in Beckley WV for the night and Pam took me to an urgent care. They said I had strep throat, gave me a shot of anti-biotic and a prescription for more anti-biotic. After a couple days no more sore throat. But I developed a cough and I was driving myself crazy. On Thursday I called the doctor, couldn't get in to see my doctor but saw another one that is in the practice. She put me on an electric inhilator with medication because she couldn't hear anything in my lungs. That helped after a few minutes and she sent me right down to x-ray. She called the local pharmacy and ordered a z-pack and an inhilator. They called the next morning and no pneumonia thanks goodness. I haven't been sick in over 7 years so it hit me pretty hard but another week or so and I should be back on my feet. Enough about me!! I meant to include these 2 pictures of JCC in my last posting but... here is a picture of the path we walked everyday from Pam's and my room to the dining hall or the main house then back again to class, then back again to eat and back again to class, etc, etc, etc.

Path between dining hall and room

Wild rhododendron on path

Leslie's marionette

This is Leslie's marionette that she taught at John C Campbell June 10-16. It was a wonderful class for all the usual reasons, Leslie is a great teacher, the people were so nice and it's always so much fun. But I thought it was wonderful because this doll was so different. Her body, arms and legs are wood pieces held together with ribbon.
Inside my marionette

Leslie getting ready to teach

Les applying glue to mask
She is such a ham!!

Leslie's mask with fabric attached

These are my body parts made of fabric, from the top: boots, boobs, hands and ears 
Body parts

This is my head with her first round of coloring. 

My head

Leslie demonstrating how to string the marionette
Mary Annette
And this is my finished doll. My friend Judy Brown suggested her name, I thought it was adorable. Just like my doll!
Mary Annette-close up
Leslie demonstrating how to walk the marionette
Another post to follow with pictures of everyone's dolls. Is it just me or does anyone else who uses blogspot have trouble posting their pictures? It makes me crazy. It used to be pretty easy, now nothing goes where I want it to. Oh well.............

1 comment:

  1. Very very cute:) I have just bought two of Leslie's patterns but I would so love to take a class with her.