So, I decided to make a tribute to Jim Henson for the anniversary of his birthday so I made a stop-motion 'Jim' from wine-corks, wood and paper. I was inspired to do this by my friend and puppet maker Jamie Marks (jmpuppets.com) who is The Muppets biggest fan, so I asked him to make a 'mini Kermit' and add the vocals. The excellent Danny Ryan (dannyryansound.com) arranged and performed some music based on the Muppets most famous song. The bench and the pose are based on a memorial statue at the University of Maryland. The shirt he is wearing is a copy of one Jim wore in one of his earliest publicity shots. We miss you Jim, but you still inspire us to 'keep believing and keep pretending'