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Topic: Jim Henson, the lover, the dreamer and me! (Now with more Doozers!)  (Read 14203 times)
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« on: July 05, 2008 09:16:18 PM »

I love Jim Henson.

When I was little, I was inspired to be me, as odd, silly and creative as I was.

That sense of creativity and love for one's fellow man and the world has never left, thanks to Jim Henson.

Here is my first attempt at a shrine! The Kermit, Ernie and Bert are made of sculpey by me! (Sorry for the blurry pics...I'm very sleepy!)











The back photo show some lyrics to "The Rainbow Connection"

"Who said that every
wish would
be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?

Somebody thought of that and
someone believed it,
and look what
it's done so far.

What's so amazing that
keeps us stargazing?
And what do we think we might see?

Someday we'll find it,
the rainbow connection,
the lovers, the dreamers and me."

I hope you like it!!

("Before" pic)

~Sullengal

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Update!

Doozer pics!
Front view:



Check out that doozer booty!

(Inspiration http://www.wherearemytoys.com/pandj/legacy/html/images/doozer_hair.jpg)
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2008 09:36:56 PM »

eep!

i was a jim henson fan too.

your kermit, bert, and ernie are just wonderful.

the whole thing is.


i just love it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2008 09:54:25 PM »

Aww thanks!

I wish I had more time...those three buggers took forever!!!

I think I;'m still going to add my favorite (doozers!)

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008 05:48:44 AM »

I love that song!

And Jim Henson...

And your shrine!

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008 09:46:27 AM »

That's awesome!  I love Jim Henson and everything he does.  Great job.
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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2008 10:21:36 AM »

cute! perfectionism is a huge problem for me too when it comes to sculpey.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2008 11:58:08 AM »

Awww that's so cute!
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008 05:35:17 PM »

Thanks everybody!

I think I'm going to add some more stuff soon! (I am almost never satisfied with any project!)

Thanks for the great compliments!

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008 06:05:59 PM »

I read that challenge and as is common for me I couldn't think... of who my heroes were. But Jim Henson was definitely one of them. I loved the Muppet TV prime time show. Watched a little of Sesame Street with my niece. Too bad he had to die so young...

Thanks for reminding me of all he's done for us.

Oh, I like your shrine too. Great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008 07:00:15 PM »

Too bad he had to die so young...

Thanks for reminding me of all he's done for us.

Oh, I like your shrine too. Great idea.

Thanks Sue!

I couldn't even begin to explain the profound impact Jim Henson's creativity and imagination had on me growing up. Now, as an adult, his themes of peace, understanding and ever-constant dreaming still ring true in my life.

No one is more perfect to commemorate in this challenge for me!

Thanks for your comment!

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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2008 08:10:11 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2008 08:28:42 AM »

Hee. Thanks!

I will be posting more soon when I update it a bit. It needs more sculpey figurines!

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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2008 09:54:06 AM »

 Oh, good. I forgot to mention you did really well on the clay stuff.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2008 09:59:12 AM »

 Grin

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2008 06:47:44 PM »

GOD
I love you for this...
I saw the picture on the 'Current Craftster Challenge' box, and literally squealed when I read Jim Henson
I love him even though he died before I was born (Exactly one year before, actually. My birthday is his deathday).
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2008 06:26:03 AM »

I love your Kermit! He is just darling Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2008 06:33:19 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments!

I can't stop adding things to it. Last night I started sculpting one of my favorites: a Doozer!!

He's turning out WAY better than I planned! I can't wait!

~Sullengal
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2008 08:16:03 AM »

I love it! Jim Henson was the MAN Smiley

A doozer! Post some pics Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2008 08:22:30 AM »

Oh yeah!!

I forgot. I took pics of the doozer Saturday.

He's not perfect..but I like him!

I'll post tonight!

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2008 06:52:39 PM »

Awwww this is so awesome.  And one of my favourite songs.  Almost brought me to tears, happy tears.  Sidenote,  Sarah McLachlan did a cover on her b sides and rarities album ... it's super good!!!
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« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2008 08:07:45 AM »

Aw. thats so awesome, The rainbow connection was actually a song that i was considering to sing for this ensemble thing, unfortunately i got out voted Sad. Even thou I'm only 15 it makes me feel old when i have to explain to my cousins who the muppets are. They wouldn't even know if it wasn't for that Studio DC thing on Disney channel.
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2008 05:24:33 PM »

this is really a wonderful thing, i love the size!.... and yes, i believe jim henson deserves a shrine.
the work he did (and his company continues to do...although i'm a little saddened to see the disney label on them now.... Roll Eyes) touches and has touched so many.... 
i am reminded of the tribute the muppets themselves did for him.... (i believe you can find it on you tube if you haven't seen it!) it brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it...  Cry
and 'rainbow connection' is such a wonderful song.... (incidentally it was played during my wedding... and my hubby and i have 'lovers and dreamers' engraved on our rings  Tongue
this is great!
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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2008 01:34:09 PM »

Awwww.

Inside your rings. That is so fekking adorable!

All I can say is that if I'm Half the lover and dream of Mister Henson, I think I might survive this world with a grin.

He is still my inspiration even now!

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« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2008 02:09:17 PM »

yeah, we're big nerds  Roll Eyes  Grin
...and amen to henson inspiration...... !
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