Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
If you have not been by Spookytime Jingles this month, be sure to do so. My latest piece, "A Potentially Fatal Bath" is still available, along with tons of great artwork by a wide variety of amazing holiday artists.
Check my Etsy page soon for some 'time keeping' snowmen ornaments. You'll see what I mean later!
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I never knew how rewarding it would feel to see my work on the pages of a magazine. What an honor!
This came as a bit of a surprise. I thought the article was coming out later, but I'm not disapointed.
Thanks, Meri for the heads up and the scans. Now I just need to get my hands on a few copies.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
- The Haunted house (don't laugh but this one creeped me out when I was a kid)
- The Loaded Goat
- Dinner at Eight (one of the only good episodes in color)
- The Darlings are Coming
- The Pickle Story
drum roll please............................................................
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The only problem was to create something that would stand out from my other fall inspired pieces.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
This is easily one of my favorite soundtracks. It's almost impossible to listen to it without feeling the need to create something.
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are two of my favorite composers. This is a moody, yet whimsical and inspiring score. It's great to pop this one in on a crisp autumn day.
Needs no explanation.
My favorite Christmas album, by my favorite band, Jars of Clay. This is one of the most original sounding Christmas albums you will hear, and for me it was an instant classic. If I'm sculpting Christmas, I am likely listing to this CD.
In a nutshell, soundtracks are very inspiring.
So what music inspires you?
Monday, August 23, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I will be offering a very eclectic mix this month; check out the pic in the bottom left of the mosaic to sneak a peak.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Available now at Spookytime Jingles
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
For this piece, I wanted to go as vintage as possible. I think the chenille stems, the old fashioned dotted smile, and his charming wink all contribute to an authentic vintage feel.
Visit my Christmas page at Spookytime Jingles May 13 to see the finished product.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I give you my 10 favorite Stop-motion animated movies and shorts. Keep in mind, this is only my opinion!
10. Vincent- Written and directed by Tim Burton, this is the shortest film on the list, at a whopping six minutes. It has the typical dark Burton feel, which I consider a good thing.
9. Corpse Bride- Another Tim Burton winner.
8. James and the Giant Peach- Roald Dahl is one of my favorite authors, and Henry Sellick is one of my favorite directors, so there's not much more to say here.
7. Wallace and Grommit Shorts- I'm kind of cheating here by lumping in four shorts into one rank, but I just didn't have enough room on the list. The Wallace and Grommit shorts are what first turned me on to stop motion
6. Fantastic Mr. Fox- As I said, I just saw this one for the first time, but it didn't take much time to climb to number six on my list. It's hilarious, atmospheric, and clever; like a Fox!
5. Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were Rabbit- The dynamic duo look even better on the big screen.
4. Chicken Run- This is like a stop motion, chicken version of the Shawshank Redemption, one of my favorite live action films. Plus it was created by Aardman, the makers of Wallace and Grommit, so you know it's a winner.
3. Madame Tutli Putli- I just found this short film on youtube. I've never seen such life-like puppets in stop motion, which somehow adds to it's creepy feel. Check it out if you haven't seen it
2. Nightmare Before Christmas- Needs no explanation. stop motion creativity at it's best, thanks to Tim Burton and Henry Selick.
1. Coraline- Written by Niel Gaimon and directed by Henry Sellick, this is my favorite stop-motion movie. I read an article about this movie about a year before it's release, and counted down the days from then on. Meanwhile, Steph and I read the book, and loved it. The movie version did not disappoint. It blended a bit of CGI with the old "claymation" art, making for a truly unique experience.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It's only been a couple of months since I've sculpted with polymer, but it feels like it's been ages!
You wouldn't believe how many times the design of this piece changed before I made a decision.. I started with a ball that was going to be a pumpkin head, but it soon became the body to this Frank monster. Actually, the original plan was to be a totum pole of sorts with a series of Halloween icons. Not sure how it changed to this, but I'm happy with it!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
When I was no more than five or six years old, my parents took my brother and I to this park. In fact I think my dad posed for a photo with the above dino.
My parents also have a photo of my brother and I by the green T-Rex below.
Check out the Elizabethtown dvd cover on the right.
In the bottom right corner of the box, you can see Orlando Bloom standing near the T-Rex
If I ever find the old photos, I'll post them for those interested.
I wish I could have entered the park and taken more pictures of these comical beasts, but i didn't want to get griped out for trespassing.
I would hate to tarnish my fond memories of Dinosaur world.
I do have a few more photos on Flickr. Click here to see them!
And one last photo. This is the second largest statue of Jesus in the world, next to the one in Rio De Janeiro. It was sculpted by one of the same guys who created many of the aforementioned dinosaurs. I think his name was Emmit Sullivan. His sculptures are dotted all across the Arkansas landscape.