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Monday, August 31, 2009

PÖLLÖ is now Online!


It has taken a while to get together, what with computer issues, software issues, etc, etc you know the story! But we have finally organised to put our first stop motion PÖLLÖ online. You can watch the animation by clicking the T.V icon on the righthand side of the screen or click here. This animation was aimed at young children and experimenting with using textiles as an animation medium.

We would love everyone's feedback so please do leave a comment or send us an e-mail!

Hope you enjoy

xx

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Inspiration: Mick Turner

Since the puzzles are in hiatus at the moment until I get a bit of extra time what with baby care, wedding planning, and a million other plans going on in my head I have decided to post daily/weekly inspiration to stay in touch till things get moving.

Today I have chosen Mick Turner who is an artist/muscian from Melbourne - otherwise known as a member of the Dirty Three - an amazing 3 piece instrumental band (one band which helped me get through labour!) The image below is called "Rescue" and I just love it! Which is part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival 2009 in Ireland (unfortunately).

Image credit: http://www.hiveart.com/MJT/index.htm

Monday, August 3, 2009

Ponyo - New Hayao Mayazaki Film

We are very excited to see that the new Mayazaki Ponyo will be out on 27th August in cinema's in Melbourne. He also directed Spirited Away and My Neighbour Totoro (to only name a few) - amazing, amazingly beautiful animations! Can't wait to see it.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Puzzle Pack for Amelie and Atticus

I've been pottering away tonight trying to get a puzzle pack together for Thouraya over at Amelie and Atticus for her photography and craft challenge as a prize for this months winner. If she hadn't asked me to do it I wouldn't have finally got my butt into gear and started figuring out how I want to package the puzzles. As you can see above I have made a sample pouch for the puzzle pieces to be kept in, for the final products I will get proper patches embroidered instead of machining my own. They will also come with a free postcard with the finished image as a guide for the puzzle maker.

If your interested in the Photography and Craft Challenge here is a little info from the blog:

The Amelie and Atticus Photography and Craft Challenge:

"Launched on 1 July 2009 the challenge is designed to provide inspiration and just as importantly the drive to get stuck into those projects and ideas that have been passing through your mind and not made it into the real world! Each week there will be a challenge to take 4 photos and create 1 craft project in response to the given theme."

It's a great way to get you motivated so send her an email here and who knows you might even win the above featured puzzle!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

3 Choices

Things have been so busy lately, I have been meaning to post up the 3 different puzzle sizes I need to choose between - so here they finally are. I am leaning most towards the 30 piece puzzle, and now working out packaging and a little bag to go with to keep your pieces all together.




Here are the sizes:

Top Left: 24.3cm x 19.00cm - 110 piece
Top Right: 20.5 x 14.5cm - 60 piece with metallic sheen
Bottom Right 24.3 x 10.00cm - 30 piece

Hoping to have them in our store soon!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

More Puzzles

Here is the A4 size, 30 piece puzzle which I think is our favourite! You get to see a much clearer image then with the 110 pieces and obviously easier for kids which is a large part of our market. We are hoping to have these coming to our Shop soon.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Puzzles!

Sorry about the lull in information, somethings have been in the pipline one of which is our new product! Below are some images of the first puzzle size we got printed up which is A4 size with 30 pieces. We have 2 other types of puzzles, one which is A4 size and 110 pieces and another which is A5 and 60 pieces.
Once I get time to do all the photo's tomorrow I will post the different types of puzzles up and might needs some help from people as to what their opinions are etc.
Hope you like!


Monday, June 1, 2009

The Creative Haven on Etsy

The Creative Haven has now made it's way to Etsy with our range of blank cards with imagery from our stop motion film PÖllÖ.
Printed on Finesses single sided gloss card with C6 via bright matt envelope.
Card Size: A6
Height: 14.8 x 10.5 cm (5.8 x 4.1 inches)
If you are intersted in purchasing anything from our store click here

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Craft ACT Exhibition


Well it was a year ago but the film Pollo and the set were exhibited with Craft ACT as part of the exhibition Re-Fab. The exhibition was a collection of 6 textile artists working with recycled fabrics including myself, Sally blake, Mog Bremner, Meredith hughes, Monique van Nieuwland and Julie Ryder.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Film Stills

Below are some photo's taken from the final animation set. We are currently entering the animation into some film competitions so are restricted on putting up the actual animation online at this time. But stay tuned as we will eventually have it up on You Tube!




Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Very Very Early Animation Experiment with Pollo

The video below is a very early test to see whether we could work out how to make a stop motion film. We wanted to see if we could make Pollo walk and how it would look when his eyes were animated. Something went a bit strange with the noise so you can turn that down but it kind of sounds like an old silent movie reel!

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Filming




Pollo's World

Below are some images of Pollo's surroundings to give you an idea of the creation of the plantlife and some early sketches of potential sets.







Friday, April 17, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Early Character Development

Below are early sketches of Pollo - exploring owls and colour.







Early Inspiration