Friday, April 10, 2015

Popcorn Habits

You do this.  Don't lie.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Illusionarium Book Trailer

A book I wrote, "Illusionarium", will be coming out soon.  {May 19th!}  My favorite part about this is that I got to make the book trailer!

{A book trailer is, like, a teaser to get people excited about the book.  I made the trailer for Entwined, so it was a lot of fun to do it for Illusionarium too.}  And, like the trailer for Entwined, the first version was totally the wrong direction.

I wasn't real happy with it.  The silhouettes I made felt too cartoony, the gears too heavy, etc.  And I felt like the there wasn't a unifying element in the style.

So, I scrapped it and went forward with a different look.  I made the vignette a lot more delicate, simplified the color scheme, and used images that were from the time period of the book.

I liked this much better!

It was a blast to make.  This is totally  my dream--to have a small-productions animation studio where I get to make, like, commercials and music videos and a bunch of different styles and I can get all artsy and stuff and there are dancing ballerinas everywhere

My other dream is to secretly live in Disneyland for the rest of my life.

A girl's gotta dream.

Anyway, here's the trailer.

A great big thank-you to Matt Gates {who did the music}, Jeff Meacham {sound mixing}, Joe Fowler {producer}, and After Effects, which is my favorite animating program EVAH!  Thanks, guys!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mary Pretty Profile

Another Mary Poppins picture <3

Some people might say this blog has too much Mary Poppins.


Saturday, March 14, 2015

I can't waaaaaaaaait!!!!! {Cinderella fangirling}

So Cinderella comes out this weekend, and I can't even say how excited I am to see it oiulwengh;aoewgjkn/.lk'adsboihfdba;io

Everyone in this movie is absolutely beautiful.

Cinderella is beautiful.

She's even gorgeous in her rags.

Her fairy godmother is absolutely stunning.

Her stepmother is drop-dead gorgeous.

Even her stepsisters are beautiful.

I want their dresses*

*And I'm totally not just saying that, I think those dresses are adorable and I'd wear them in a shot.  A shot, I say!

The prince is so beautiful I think he's a girl

And don't even get me started on the mice!

I am soooooo excited.

But I'm also nervous.  Because I bawl every time I watch the trailer.

I'm kinda a cryer.  I cry through a lot of movies.


So with a track record like that, I know when I watch Cinderella, it's going to be reaaaally bad for the other people in the theater.

I've figured out a solution, though:

I'm totally filling the theater with every girl in my whole family.

{We're totally a family of cryers.}


Sunday, February 22, 2015

My Epic Mom

 This is my mom.  {You've met her before.}  She's pretty epic.

She doesn't like being called epic, though.

One time we went river rafting.  The raft guide was like:

And mom was like:

And he was like:

And what do you know.

How does she do that??

When my fiance broke off the wedding, my mom felt really bad for me.

So we went to Disneyland!

This is a picture of me in front of the Jolly Holiday Bakery.  This is my favorite place in the park, because it's themed Mary Poppins.  <3 <3 <3 <3

Let's zoom in and take a look at that gorgeous stained glass penguin.

 I'm watching you.

Adorable, right?  

But wait...zoom in even closer--

...And you can see my friend Renee, taking the picture!

And if you zoom in even closer--

Can you see it?  No?

Okay, let's zoom in a little more.

THERE it is!

It's Mickey Mouse, beating a kid with a baseball bat.  And who says Disneyland isn't the happiest place on Earth??

Anyway, back to the stained glass penguin.

My mom couldn't help notice how much I loved that stained glass penguin {I might've been licking the glass} and she decided to make it for me.  My mom is pretty marvelous with stained glass.

She started by having me make a pattern of it.

I changed it a little from the original window to make it a little closer to the cartoon penguins in the movie.

Mom took the pattern and did her magic.

It turned out beautiful.

Thanks, mom :) :)