Occuclaytions: Radio Engineer Design
I won’t lie. Coming up with a variety of occupations for my female characters was a little bit difficult. I wanted each job to be different enough to allow the ladies to have their own identities. For example, I didn’t want to have a secretary and a switchboard operator because then I would have two characters using telephones in one form or another. Unfortunately, however, my radio broadcaster/actress was designed with a microphone just like my singer, the flapper mouse. When I began sculpting the sheep, I decided this just wouldn’t do. I wanted her to be clearly different. So to Google I went! It’s been fascinating to read about the early days of radio, and to find out that women supplied much more to radio than just their voices. I wanted to honor this, so I changed the sheep’s occupation from radio broadcaster to radio engineer.
Here's another prop that required me to dig through my craft supply odds and ends. It's made up of a painted wooden block, a finishing washer, a paper ruler, a silver brad, two large seed beads, a piece of copper colored wire, a metal scrapbook embellishments, and a piece from the motherboard of an old cell phone. This prop, just like the flapper's microphone and stand, was really fun to make. I enjoyed just sort of making it up as I went.