The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981)
Very rarely is my inspiration formed exclusively out of whole cloth. Even when I create something that I think is unique and original, it usually has its foundations in something or someone from which I have derived great pleasure and amusement. Subconsciously, Miss Yvonne from Pee Wee's Playhouse has become more than an inspiration, she has become a muse! I hadn't considered this reality until I saw a picture of the dress I made Mary for Christmas...
|What do you think? Miss Yvonne 2011, no?|
(Photo courtesy of The Rockabilly Socialite)
|The one and only Miss Yvonne|
Lynne Stewart is the actress who portrays Miss Yvonne. As funny and talented as I think she is, it is not Lynne Stewart who has permeated the recesses of my creative subconscious, it is Miss Yvonne.
Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
I even like her as a nun, but where is the hair?
Where is the crinoline?
Many times in the history of this blog I have made mention of Pee Wee Herman and his supreme influence over my childhood; it is from him that I learned the fundamentals of wacky tacky. It is from Miss Yvonne, however, that I learned about beauty. After all, she is "The most beautiful woman in Puppetland!"