Friday, September 09, 2005

Over at Spiral Q, things are starting to gear up for Peoplehood -- the annual all-city parade and pageant that takes place in West Philadelphia. This is probably my sixth year maybe (is that possible?!) participating in Peoplehood -- I was even at the pre-Peoplehood event called Day of the Dead, inspired by the Mexico tradition. This year, Peoplehood is very early on the calendar -- October 1st instead of the last weekend closer to Halloween.

Last night I went to the open build at the studio and worked with a guy who is traveling around the country and has landed in Philly for about a month and came to the Q because it sounded like an interesting project. I wasn't there very long, so I just helped him get shoulder straps set up on these cardboard body forms for puppets that were originally thought to be peacocks. However, by the end of the evening we realized that maybe the peacocks need a different, slightly lighter and more eloquent design, and that these forms are really more for chubby owls. Beth said they looked like owls and she was right. So we are still trying to figure out the peacock costumes.

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