I'm really good at creating portraits of people, so a few years ago, I created some paper puppets of famous artists and sold them in art galleries around Los Angeles. Eventually, I opened up an online shop and sold them at my "Famous Artist Club" Etsy shop. I don't promote it much because I think it's so different than what I create at my"Artist in LA LA Land" Etsy shop and I create more paper puppets for the "Artist in LA LA Land" shop than I do for the "Famous Artsist Club" shop. Sometimes, I get some messages at this shop requesting that I create portraits and other times, I get messages like the following:
We studied famous artists this year in my second grade classroom. Imagine my excitement when I discovered the puppets available through your shop. After studying the artists, I allowed students to select an artist puppet to create. I printed the puppets in black and white, and the students were very creative with colors and designs! Having students assemble puppets provided extra fine motor work as well as puzzle solving.
We studied Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Henri Matisse. I am simply wondering if you plan to create a puppet for Henri Matisse as well since some students wanted to select him, and he's not available at this time.
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! Our class loved it!
Lucy (the teacher)
I was so happy that my paper puppets could help this art class. It was a wonderful message to receive. I wrote back to this teacher that I was tickled to hear that my famous artist paper puppets could help teach her art class. I also told her that I have too much freelance work at the moment to create a Henri Matisse paper puppet. But maybe sometime I will. You never know.