Bonjour, je m'appelle Nicole. As a French maid, I overhear many things while pretending to work, so I know more than you about everything! On this site, I stick mostly to puppet talk. I will teach you whatever you want to know about puppets. Just ask. Email me at AskNicole@puppetlove.com.
Q. How are puppets made?
A. Well, it starts with a mommy puppet and a daddy puppet. The rest... gee, don't they teach you that in school? Okay, okay, I'll tell you. Puppets can be made in many ways. When I was just a little girl, we made them from paper bags or socks. Paper maché is popular and can be used by kids from age 6 to 106! Some are made from wood, particularly those used by ventriloquists and marionette performers. There is a growing trend to keep puppets lightweight. I, for example, am made of foam, fabric, and a minimal amount of wood (my bones). What do I weigh? A woman never tells!
Q. I am having a birthday party. Can I hire you to perform?
A. If it is your husband's birthday party, I will perform for him. He will love my performance (all the men do), but I am not so sure you will share his enthusiasm. For some reason, many men get divorced after they meet me. Oh well, c'est la vie.
Q. Do you know of a good way to get a wine stain out of a fur coat?
A. Oui, I make my man buy me a new one!
If you have a question for Nicole, send it to AskNicole@puppetlove.com