22 years ago today, Jim Henson passed away, but he left the world with his numerous creations that continue to influence people of all ages today.
I wrote about Jim last year and how he revolutionized entertainment. I called him my “creative role model”, which he certainly is.
Though my work bares little or no resemblance to Jim’s, I’m still surprised by how much his work has affected my life and creativity. I almost always watch Fraggle Rock or the Muppet Show while I paint. If you’ve met me in person, you’ve experienced my oddball sense of humor and puns that were shaped by years of watching the Doctor Bob sketches on The Muppet Show. If you read my writing (which I’m assuming you do), you know that I have an optimistic view on the world and I use humor to get through the rough times.
Jim left a lasting legacy of silliness, creativity, optimism, and the general joy of being alive. Not everything he created was wildly successful, be he kept creating and playing nonetheless. He loved what he did and the people he work with. This is why he’s my creative role model.
Just for fun, tell me about your favorite Jim Henson creation in the comments! The Muppet Show? Sesame Street? Labyrinth? Fraggle Rock? Let’s hear it!
I was going to post about something deep and serious, but I just don’t feel like it. I feel like being a goof instead. Though I can certainly be serious and cerebral, I’m actually kind of a weirdo, though I’m sneaky about it. I have a very dry, irreverent sense of humor. I grew up watching The Three Stooges, The Muppet Show, and Benny Hill, so how could I be anything but? I love puns, slapstick, and satire.
This is probably the most random post I’ve ever done.
So here’s the goofy side:
Here I am bringing sexy back after my visit to the eye doctor.
The Muppets I most identify with:
Gonzo the oddball, and Floyd Pepper, the snarky musician who lives and breathes his art.
One of my favorite bad mood activities: Take a baby animal break.
Instructions: Google “cute baby animals” and let the cuteness overload wash away your stinky mood. Works every time.
More goofy factiods:
- I love to make faces with leftovers on my plate.
- I sing opera when I’m alone. Badly.
- I like to dance (also badly) while I clean my apartment.
- I have a habit of accidentally saying dirty things, either because my words get mixed up on the way out or because I’m just innocent. My husband finds this hilarious.
- There’s a stuffed broccoli toy at Ikea that I have to talk myself out of getting every time I go there.
- I name my houseplants after Fraggles.
What goofy things do you love to do?