Monday, August 8, 2011


With 25 days before the MAN burns, my mind is swirling in creative energy.  So much so that everyday, all day long, I feel high.

Soon, I'll be going HOME.  Soon, I'll be surrounded in a dusty, soulful, wild, exhilarating ruckus!  It's all I can think about.

I love my camp mates, my playa playmates - those I've known for years and those I've yet to meet.  To me, we are family.  Can't wait to hang with them, dance with them, laugh with them, and share some of the most amazing moments of our lives.

This year, in addition to making 30 or so faux fur merkins, I made a giant Voodude doll.

  He's A D O R A B L E !!!  

So that there is no confusion, I made him a name tag.  
His name is Mike.  He's from Boston and he has Issues.

(you'll need to read my book to get the full scoop on Mike)

Why a GIANT Voodude doll?  Well, he's an interactive art project of sorts.  I'm going to drag him around the playa with the help of a posture corrective dominatrix collar and matching leash.

I made giant pins that you can stick in him.   

Giant pins =  clown noses glued onto knitting needles.  
CLOWN NOSES, what a great idea!  Thank you Miss Pegged.  

I was so excited when I finally finished him that I thought I'd show him around town.  

(seatbelt on, safety first) 

Then I brought him to work. 

Miss Pegged gave Mike swing dance lessons. 

And, how sweet, his first kiss! 

Dragging around a GIANT Voodude doll is harder than it looks.  Both of us needed a nap. 

Mike's trip to Burning Man is a one way ticket.  He'll be placed inside the Man and lit on fire after the week is up.  Along with a lot of anger, disappointment, rejection, and bitterness - that lingered way too long.


Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Thank You For Encouraging My Joy of Writing

Shannon E. Kennedy


Photo by Joan Harrison