I was commissioned to make this lantern for a show in the Edinburgh Fringe festival and couldn't resist the opportunity to create a stop motion based around the making of. This would not have been possible without my very good friend and constant crafting companion, Sarah (freetobe), who sacrificed an (admittedly wine-soaked) evening to help film. She also solved all the technical hitches that cropped up along the way as I tried to figure out what the hell I was doing. And a huge big thank you to missamerica for writing such a perfect little ditty for this.
It is my very first stop motion and it shows but the overall effect is one of which I'm very proud. Hope you enjoy!
I've been toying with the idea of doing a series of illustrations to go along with old wives' tales and superstitions - maybe even an A-Z. So this is just a doodle experiment along those lines that I started last night and finished this morning. I really shouldn't stick another iron in the fire right now but I just can't help myself. It's so inspiring here!
500 years ago, you were fucking with God. You were poking your nose into the pre-ordained realm that he had so harmoniously set into motion. You were foregoing the natural order that was perfect...