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NYFA Meltdown

I have the honor of making NYFA’s holiday card again this year, and my first idea was to “un-melt” some molded ice cubes to create the logo (stop-mo shown in reverse)…but after making FOUR different molds this weekend and all of them failing, I went with a batch of brownies instead (I’ll post the video when it’s done).  Here’s the last mold I had to cut apart before I threw in the towel:

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Where there’s a weld, there’s a way…

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Life handed me lemons, and today I turned them into a really ugly but functional welded coat hook. For an upcoming animation project, I am going to (hopefully) build a Mutoscope, and as this is no longer a collaborative effort, I am taking matters into my own hands…literally.  Today was my first welding lesson, and although my welds looked like metal turds I am really excited about the possibility of realizing this piece on my own.  Doesn’t matter if it comes out looking like Frankenstein’s Flip Book, at least I’m not giving up.

Face Off

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Whirlwind of a week and Greg and I are going to lay it to rest by smashing stuff stop-motion style!  First victim…my face from Halloween ten years ago.  I only have one spare, so we’d better get it right the first time…

Here’s to an Inspired 2015!

I am posting the original version of this year’s holiday card I just made for New York Foundation for the Arts before I had to change the “Let It Snow” to “Season’s Greetings” to accommodate those who do not experience snow this time of year…which apparently no longer includes Hawaii.

Music is by the lovely Mandy Heck.

Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/115679396

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In a previous life…

For over a decade, my day job was painting murals for Trader Joe’s.  I recently gave up this position, but I figured I’d post some of the oldies but goodies…and by goodies I mean candy or cake! :)

I made hundreds of these painted cut-outs over the years, if I find another chunk of them I’ll post them as well.

Most hand-lettering in these images was done by the wonderful Jason A. Hernandez.

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