I waited a day before posting this because it’s important to keep things in perspective… and I needed to cool off. Things can go wrong for any number of reasons. Trying to pin point where things went sideways is not always easy. Sometimes it just happens. The process of making this type of puppet from start to finish is not an easy one. It takes a lot of time, there are a lot of steps, it’s messy, it’s smelly and at times it can be both frustrating and nerve wracking. I’ve run a lot of foam over the years so I’m fairly comfortable with the procedure but I still get anxious during those hours I have to wait while a puppet is in the oven. I’ve had my share of failures and let me tell you it is not a good feeling opening a mould and seeing a disaster. That’s exactly what happened yesterday. To say I was disappointed would be a gross understatement but you can’t let these types of setbacks derail you. A few days from now, I’ll try again and (hopefully) succeed and this moment will become a footnote in the making of FILTH. To use a sports analogy, it’s a single loss in a very long season.

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