Punch with arms

Last days were busy, so I didn.t had much time for my friend Punch. But at least I managed to get him his arms. Now Punch, I will try to make your outfit look a little bit nicer. And despite of what some people say abouth you, I don.t think you are scary. You are my friend.


My own Punch in progress...

Poor Punch, without arms he cann.t hold his Judy. I promise you I will work on your arms and clothes the coming days.
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Punch and Judy Theatre

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Punch and Judy

These lovely prints come from the site "De Luikerwaal"
a dutch site with intresting information abouth old
Magic Lanterns.

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3 Old ladys on a bench

This painting is not ready yet, the hands of the old lady at the right I have to do better.

TheaterFigurenMuseum Luebeck Germany

Last year we visited Theatre Figuren Museum in Luebeck Germany by accident. We didn.t know it acsisted till we passed by. The history of the TheaterFigurenMuseum Luebeck is closely connected to the biographies of their owners: Fritz and Saraswathi Fey. Without them this extraordinary museum would never have existed. As a cameraman Fritz travelled around the world, and wherever he had a minute to spare he indulged in his hobby: He collected theatre puppets wherever he could get them enthralled by their manifold uses and their varying expressiveness in different theatre traditions. His collection grew year by year, about 90 p. c. of what he has collected is still waiting to be revealed to the public. Fritz and Saraswathi gives you the feeling to be on a familyvisit and do take time to tell you abouth all the figures. I love to visit this theatre museum again.


Oilpainting made by my mother Aty Stey-Taanman

Christmas Greetings from the Animal World

Somebody mentioned sausage,
’ Twas a cruel thing to do,
Just when we're gay and festive,
And wishing to sing to you;
They might have talked of turkey
Of pudding or goose or pie,
- No matter ! We'll sing to cheer us:-
“Wail 'till the clouds roll by.”

I really love these piggies I found at:
The Scrapalbum from Malcolm Warrington.

A beautiful site which looks at the albums, greeting cards and printed ephemera that became popular during the Victorian period.This unusual resource provides a wonderful insight into the customs and the times. Also a lot of lovely links to other sites and Ephemera Events, News & Exhibitions.

"Thanks Malcolm, for your quick response"

Art of Marjon Stey

Another beautiful figurine in mixed media.


OH DEAR.......OH DEAR The White Rabbit

Everyone has his favorite childhood storys. Mine are Alice in Wonderland with the lovely White Rabbit and Humpty Dumpty and Pinocchio.

And so I found the most lovely website I have seen. Handcrafted Fantastic Toys, the website of Timothy Haugen, a site to feel a little bit child again. His original illustrations of dancing monkey pantins, lovely Kitty paper dolls, Alice in Wonderland paperdolls and mice finger puppets are just some of the papertoys available to download for free (for privat use). Also a lovely paper puppet theatre can be downloaded (for privat use only).


Beautiful circus prints

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Drawings from the private Stey collection

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Artist Familie Stey

The oldest artistfamilie in the world is the familie Stey. From 1437 they have always been related to the circus. Nice to be a part of that familiedynastie. This book released not so long ago and most of the pictures are also in our privat collection.



These creations I have made a few years ago and not in my house anymore. Perhaps I have to make new ones again and keep them myself. I love chickens in all kind of materials/

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These harlequins were so fun fun to create.

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Jester mixed media

I love jesters and this one I made for myself. Made of canvas and painted afterwards.

My canvas dyed doll