A giant moth
I got a phone call last night that went something like this. “You were recommended to us and I’m calling to see if you had time to build a giant moth this week for our show.”
“Maybe. What’s the actual due date?”
I laughed, knowing what the last minute pressure of a show is like. “No, really.”
“Tomorrow. I know. We thought our prop builder could do it, but it turns out that we need a puppet builder.”
Yay! While it’s frustrating that the build is now at the last minute, I’m delighted that they now understand the difference between a puppet and a prop. The two have many overlapping qualities but are not the same.
I went down and met with them last night and agreed to do the build but explained that I wouldn’t be able to deliver until Thursday. So now I’m off to shop and then to build a giant moth.
By the way, when I say “giant” I mean the size of a kitten with wings, not Mothra.