This week, Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) bring you along on a school field trip to the White House. A chaperon was required to keep tabs on the gaggle of children as they made their way through the historic residence. Predictably, things got a little out of hand, as you’ll see in the photo at the end of this post.
During the tour, the youngsters were treated to some surprise entertainment from the Tweeter-in-chief himself, who flew in unannounced. He regaled them with stories of his own rise in power and encouraged them to follow his exemplary model. He even offered some winning advice to the next generation of Americans to reach their full potential, “Think big, never apologize, disclaim responsibility and bully your way to the top.”
It took several takes to get the scene just right, as the leading man shape-shifted without warning between anthropoid and fowl.
The visit was educational and memorable, and stories are sure to be passed down through history!
The Wee Folk Players (They’re a Stitch) formed after the 2016 election and have produced a string of episodes in the American Drama Series. To keep up with new posts, subscribe to this blog (top right column on the home page). For a wide ranging look at new and old material from my studio, please follow along on Instagram and Facebook. And to find out about Salley Mavor’s post-election satire, please read this interview.
Hilarious Salley. I too can not erase the memory from my mind of “him” jumping out from behind the screen at the White House while the children were taking a tour (he looked like a stalker). When they saw “him” they all started screaming. I would have screamed too!!!!
Anyone can be president–with enough help from a certain foreign power. But, “Winning was easy,… governing is harder.”
Love the shape shifting idea! Wonderful!
Salley, I love the Wee Folk Players – they ARE a stitch. Watching a press conference this week I couldn’t help but think of 2 more story lines for the players: The Boy Who Cried Wolf – who’s going to believe someone who lies every time he opens his mouth, and Crocodile Tears, trying to be weepy about dying children when they’re a world away from a Florida home but refusing them asylum here. Keep up your good work.
Yes, Nancy, there are so many applicable cautionary tales to the current situation!
Poor little Pumpkins being subjected to the Boogie Man/Bird Tweeting creature like that!!! I hope they recover soon after this tramatic experience. As usual your posts are hilarious and so fun to read…thanks for making me laugh today.
It is all so beautiful 😍
Well played…well stitched- thanks again for the great docu- stitch!
Andolutely love this one, Sally! “Leading man shape-shifted without warning between anthropoid and fowl.” You may have outdone yourself this time!
I’m glad it gave you a chuckle Judy!
Every detail is funny; but I also will always admire your handiwork, so evident in your closeups. I hope you’re preserving everything for posterity.
Thanks! The cast of characters are mostly still intact, but they are constantly changing costumes.
Love it, Tweeter-in-chief…juxtaposed beneath the Presidential seal. My minds eye saw a blue eagle with orange pinhead tuft.
We don’t see all of the “Mr” news over here in Oz. but that description of “him ” jumping out from behind a screen must have been appalling! I am so thrilled that you are doing these skits Salley. Satire and humour are powerful tools to help people cope! I love your dolls! Dolls are fabulous things, and I am back making them. Over the years I have made dozens of my own Wee Folk, so know how delightful it is to create them.THANK YOU!!!
Excellent as always Salley!
Beautiful work as always. I love Andrew Jackson but in reality a portrait of Hillary Clinton was behind him. Now that was priceless irony. I love how the teacher is either covering her mouth in fright or whispering to the children. Arrgh! It would all be so funny if it wasn’t underscored by tragedy. The children all fallen over in the last photo is priceless. Keep up the great work.