Accomplished this week:
played a show :P (I'm the short one on the right with the bass)
went to valentines day at my son's kindergarden
but stopmotion/short wise not much
a little more practice, which has me thinking that these little tests are kind of top priority for now, until I can actually get this puppet moving without flashing and popping all over. Guess I'm going to keep doing these little tests for a bit until I can start thinking about performance instead of just trying to achieve believable physical movement.
thanks for the encouragement Justin, though you may want to withdraw it when you see my akward biped ;)