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Christmas Fun

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More Spectrum Noir doodling! I created a crazy fella!  I drew the fella…realised he was crazy…and then decided he must surely be up to something ridiculous.

Naturally, I hid granny’s glasses, the remote control and a bonsai tree behind his back.

Let’s do an MA in Puppetry and Digital Animation why not?!

I’ve started an MA in Puppetry and Digital Animation.  Had I known this amazing combination of subjects was available to sink your teeth into in just one course…well I’d have been banging on those University doors along time ago.

This week I have been having a think about the kind of puppetry and animation that excites me.  Hopefully this will not only give my tutors a sense of who I am and the type of work I’d like to explore further but also aid me in deciding upon THE QUESTION! My BIG MA QUESTION!

So without further a do, I like this…

How fab!  I took my kiddies to see it at The Lakeside, Nottingham.

What else? Ah ha! This….

It’s so simple, delicate and honest.  Beautiful soundtrack too.  This really does inspire me.

And now this… Charlie and Lola.

Again it is so simple and honest. Oh, I’m sensing a thread.  The whole animation looks like it’s been cut out of paper and images and put into a big animated scrap book.  I also love the script and voices.

Oooh oh and this! Lost And Found… I love Oliver Jeffers!

I think this is animated beautifully. The book is quite different in style but equally as brilliant.  I’ll find a pic.

Yes here…

One more! I was only supposed to find three examples of what I like but I’m not sure I can stop myself….TOTORO! See, I couldn’t.

I love how they have captured the relationship between the 2 girls so truthfully.  They understand children.  The age gap between the 2 girls is significant and they’ve animated the differences superbly.  They even manage to capture the thought processes.  Beautiful film.

Now I am supposed to give an example of something I don’t like.  Not such a fun search. Back in a mo….

I’m back! I’ve found something else I love.  Sorry.  But look at this TED talk on some amazing puppets from The War Horse puppet designers. Wow!

Ok I give up.  I’ll find something I don’t like tomorrow.

A whimsical little design…but what to do with it?!!!

ImageSo I made this a while ago, along with a series of different silly poems written around an image in this way.

Is it wrong to find your own poem funny?

I do actually find this funny, but only because it is a never ending poem.  I’m tempted to go to an open mic poetry night at some point and read this with great sincerity over and over until i’m carried off the stage.  (Oh dear, that’s the 16 year old Sophie inside me again)

I haven’t got the foggiest what to do with this.  If anyone has any bright ideas be sure to let me know.

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In your face grown ups!

I’ve always envied Peter Pan and yet somehow I’ve managed to hit my thirties, become a mummy (to 2 absolutely BRILLIANT kiddos) and set up a business. How did all of this happen, so sneakily, without so much as a warning?

I’ve managed to avoid becoming too grown up so far. Obviously there’s a certain amount of growing up that simply has to be done, when you find yourself with an actual tiny baby inside your ACTUAL WOMB! But, apart from the essential growing up-ness of motherhood, I seem to be avoiding it superbly.


Anyhoo, I’ve decided that my incredible levels of disorganisation could soar to breath-taking new heights if I add a blog on to my never ending list of things to do. So here goes.

This blog will follow my mission: To earn enough pennies to get a house for me and my kids, with a slide next to the stairs, a room dedicated to painty sewy crafty fun, and chickens in the garden.

Time to summon up some serious MUMMY POWER!

Wish me luck