And then Ted, my second dog who I will probably always miss, sketching him to remember up some inspiration.
Design of Marian Partington
The first time I've made someone that needed to look more realistic than abstract.
Also the first time I've made someone who I would then meet and present the puppet to.
Designed through a photo, tried to capture her cheeks, hair and eyes. Already here I was interested in using the pages of Marian's book as her skin and hair. I met her through the amazing words in her book and wanted to represent how she has touched thousands of people with her writing.
Posed by Marian Partington herself during a break between some rainy showers when we were filming in her lovely garden.
Nothing has made me prouder as a puppeteer and maker than this photo.