As for kids movies, how refreshing to see a movie like Coraline that isn't so Disney-fied with annoying sarcastic jokes, predictable feel good plot and wacky spectacle. My daughter loved it and the creepiness of the story and visual craft of great stop motion animation sold me. Take a look at this video of Althea Crome, the designer and knitter of the teensy tiny clothes for the film.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I finished a painting a few days ago I quite like that can be seen here. I'm working on about 5 pieces of art at once. Jumping back and forth from piece to piece lets enough distance and time pass for me to determine if they're worth finishing or not. In between bigger pieces I've decided to carry a pen and pad around with me and draw something, anything, whenever I get a chance. It's liberating to draw randomly from your head without reference material or without a plan. Just do. I did this one last night while watching TV. Now looking at it, I think I was a influenced just slightly by seeing the movie Coraline on the weekend. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders play two flamboyant elderly actresses in it. Love those gals.