Thursday, April 22, 2010

Animal Love
The costumes are terrific, and these short films about animal reproduction by Isabella Rossellini are hilarious. You'll learn not only about the birds and the bees, but about how squid, snails, earthworms, shrimp, and even barnacles do it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Tweets

I got these two paintings at a yard sale for 50 cents each. Handmade one of a kind originals on wood scraps, darling treasures, lovely members of the wee bees knees collection.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Going West
This ad for the New Zealand Book Council, titled
Going West, is an excellent stop motion paper animation
narrated with spooky vocal effects to match the
crinkling paper landscapes as they come to life.

Children's Books 11.12.13

When Sheep Cannot Sleep is a cute counting book done in watercolor by Satoshi Kitamura, wherein a sheep comes across one butterfly, two ladybirds, three owls, and so on, on his adventure through the night when he cannot sleep.

Ellen Raskin's Twenty-Two Twenty-three is a little rhyming story for Christmas drawn in beautiful black and white lines and patterns with some color.

Ten Sly Piranhas, A Counting Story in Reverse, written by William Wise and illustrated by Victoria Chess, is a funny cannibalistic gorge under the jungle.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Autopsies
Brian Dettmer carves into books, keeping parts and pieces
of different pages to make his book autopsy sculptures.

Wee Sculptures
You have to use a microscope to see the wee works of Willard Wigan. He works between heartbeats to carve and paint these amazing intricate sculptures.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ivan Rusev's crazy animation
I love 2D animation, and this bizarre animation called Yellow by Ivan Rusev has a really unique style.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Steve Scott animation and music
Have a look, have a listen, to Steve Scott's animated video
he made for his own band Telemetry Orchestra. Both
the song, "Suburban Harmony," and its video are delicious!