I am very proud to present our newest clay animation. You can see our old one here.
“My Funny Family’ was written by Poppy (5yrs) and all the characters made by Zali (9yrs).
We had so much fun together creating this little bundle of colour.
My sister Bene came down to help us shoot and animate this so a BIG thanks to you Bene!!
I thought I would include some funny little shots of the behind the scenes.
This is Poppy’s sketches and storyboard for the project.
Next Zali working on the characters.
Different stages of production….
and here is the film…. please note 5yr old humor throughout!
We recently spent 8 days in Melbourne and had a most wonderful time too! Visiting all our favourite and long missed places and people.
My dear dear friend Julie Renouf managed to shoot a few portrait shots for us. I am sooooo SOOO over the moon with these! I am can’t stop looking at them. It was a freezing cold day and we only shot for all of 10min, but I will always treasure these shots. So rare to get shots with me and my darlings.
Hope you enjoy and check out Julies website, she does more commercial work normally. Julie is a great mentor to me with photography and business. She is also the photographer who took me under her wing when I was starting out! I assisted her when we lived in Melbourne. She is more then wonderful!!
Hope you enjoy…
p.s my dress is from an OP shop!! (oh yes!) and the girls are wearing BIG by Fiona Scanlan and my darling man is wearing my dads vintage suit!!
I have wanted to post up my last few 365. GRATEFUL photos for so long! If you don’t know about this project please check out the series on my flickr account here.
I took a Polaroid every day of something I was grateful for.
Not only was it a fun photographic exercise, more importantly it has taught me to be grateful! To live more in the moment and to delight in what I have, rather then always wanting. To see how clearly delightful my family are. To enjoy and remember the wonderful things my husband does for me. To see how powerful and amazing it is to view life from a more grateful and positive angle.
AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
NOT only this! I have had emails and messages and amazing conversations with people who have been inspired by me.
It is humbling and so so surprising.
I am grateful, I am so so grateful for all those who have shared a little about their own journey with being grateful. Thanks so much for your kind comments and emails and letters that have continued to inspire me and others.
Meanwhile here is the last few polaroids that end this project.
I get asked a lot if I am continuing the project.
Yes I will!
However due to the expense of polaroid I have had to use a more digital design of late. I do miss the precious vintagy feel of the polaroid film, it feels more special and memoryish. I am grateful I managed to fund a years worth of film! Will post up some shots from my new series one day soon.