Sunday, October 25, 2009

My First Crochet

Sounds like a children's book doesn't it? Actually, I spent last weekend teaching myself how to crochet so that I could make this little guy:

from this book. It's not a bad little book, once you've youtubed how to the heck to do a single crochet stitch...although my stuffie turned out rather larger than the pictures in the book imply...I think my stitches are a little on the large side. erk.
Projects that are now on my plate: Crochet a hat. Crochet a scarf. And today's project is making a Max hat from Where the Wild Things Are.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Inspired by the phenomenal free-fall of Joseph Kittinger (he parachuted from SPACE pracically!), I think I may be starting an animation about him. Here are two rough sketches....look/feel sort of things. Haven't got the whole thing worked out yet and a lot of it is still undefined. But...maybe I can pull this off! Of course, I'm going to have to relearn After Effects (it's been a while!), but I'm pretty sure I can do that. The secret is to not feel pressured...otherwise it'll all blow away like dandelion seeds in the wind.