Ok, dear readers.
Lets do a little survey.
Who played with toy puppets when they were a child?
I told you about that here) and then I cut through Covent Garden to the tube. And as I wove through the streets and the old market I came upon Benjamin Pollocks Toy Shop .
Now you might know that I am a bit of a fan of several living artists in the St Judes stable - including the lovely Mr Clive Hicks-Jenkins.
And he is a bit of a fan of Toy Theatres (and has, on several occasions reminded me of Pollocks) but he is also a maker of Toy Theatres - a modern take on the classic theatres you can find at Mr Pollocks.
The Dark Movements Toy Theatre by Clive Hicks-Jenkins.
So, with Mr HJ in mind I popped in.
And it is a joy! An absolute joy.
And I bought this.
Now, in case you were wondering, it is a 3 dimensional shadow box! (No - me neither!)
There are 4 card sheets, a 'Frostiana' paper doll and a background of the frozen Thames.
I need scissors or a craft knife, good glue or tape and my 'creativity and imagination'! Well I've got a lot of that.
I think a bit of old fashioned colouring and pasting is called for.
I'll crack on and come back to you when it is done.