Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pixel Paintings: Rainbow Brite vs Strawberry Shortcake + Carebears

Oh look what I stumbled across while looking at some cool pixel art... I love Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake, funny to see them having a fight in computer game style...found on this forum

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Pinata How To Tutorial By the The Nomi Faerie

This is not just any tutorial this is a tutorial by my talented friend Naomi. AKA The Nomi Faerie, This is the actual pinata used for my 30th birthday party, you can see how to make it here, I actually got to beat this bad boy to death, it was so much fun and it was so well made because it took a lot of beating, so much so, I had to take a baseball bat to it. It got rid of lots of pent up anger at those who shall remain nameless (they never that night because I was mega drunk) but this is a really nifty tutorial...
So I suggest the next party you attend take one of these along for loads of fun and antics of the faerie baseball beating up giant strawberry variety.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Corporeal: All We Got - cool music

Oh I just found this again, love me some class music!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

My Little Pony Painting By Camilla d'Errico

Look at this amazing painting, Isn't it just lovely? especially the white frame which really brings out the colours, don't you just love it?

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Fun With Crayons

Me and Hazel were playing around on an old bit of cardboard and it turned out quite nice with all the scribbles on top :)

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Lego Rainbow High Heels...

These are just my perfect pair of heels! It's just a shame I only wear heels about twice a year and swear never to wear them ever again because I just can't do it. Although I would be wearing these every single day... maybe... well I would want to. Found at Burdastyle.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

The Tale of How... Dark and Surreal Animation

Yesterday I showed you some very cutesy and kawaii animation but just after I posted my friend went and posted this gorgeous animation on her facebook, it's so different from the cute kind I posted yesterday but I love it so much, it's much darker, a bit more surreal and trippy but just fabulous, If you like Tim Burton you may like this...

You can follow my friend on Twitter shes called Clairey Fairey "proud & happy mum of two! ♥ Writer, 3D Artist & animator. I love art, writing, film, life, love, vintage things, tea, science & the UniVerse" she finds some great things you will like.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Cloudbabies By Bridget Appleby is Maybe The Cutest Kids Program EVER!

New kids program that is total eye candy by Bridget Appleby!

"Cloudbabies centers on four childlike characters—Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green—whose job it is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fluffa Cloud and Little Star. They live with a mischievous little imp named Bobo White in a house on a big fluffy cloud"

Kind of a mixture of all the things I love really, babies, rainbows, symbols and just all round cuteness attack bringer on-er.

 Me and Hazel had fun watching them today, she has the exact same taste as me already, it is so funny when it first came on she gave a big " wooooweeee" haha, It's a lovely feeling when she likes the same things as me I get so flattered by that beautiful wee creature.

If you are in the u.k you can watch these now on the iplayer keep in mind it's for babies but I like it because it's sweet and great animation (love me some good animation, polar express you can bugger off, with your scary kids film that is terrible in all ways- hate it and dunno how on earth it's managed to be played on t.v. it's so bad). If any of you have had the tragedy of seeing Polar Express don't you agree?

Anyway I found a great interview with Bridget Appleby: link, she's been in the business for 25 years, working on cloudbabies for 7 years- isn't that astonishing how long animation actually takes? So worth it when you produce some beautiful art though!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Best Pop Up Books !

I have a thing for pop up books! I always have done, to me they are like animation before animation was invented, moving pictures. The magical moment when you were small and only ever seen normal books and then a pop up book comes along and surprises the life out of you, oh that must have been a great moment.

When I read Hazel her first pop up book her face was a picture but she loves them now, her favourite is Snappy Little Monsters ! We also have The Tickle Book and The Lost Treasure of Skull Island . I don't remember the actual moment when I seen my first one but my favourite all time childhood book was Haunted House   by Jan pienkowski.

Both me and Frazers mums kept our haunted house books because we loved them so much but there is a new addition which I got for Hazel, the odds are she will LOVE IT!

Anyway I was looking around for other amazing pop up books and I found some cool videos, check these out they will blow your mind...

Oh and if you don't know the Haunted House book here is a run through...
One day I want to make my own Strawberry Anarchy pop up book. I noticed you can buy books on the craft of Elements of Pop-Up, The: A Pop-up Book for Aspiring Paper Engineerswhich look really interesting. I have just discovered a whole world I forgot about and will have fun looking other nice ones, if you know of any other great pop up books, preferably cute and colourful or trippy and weird please let me know of them...

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Pink Car With Eyelashes

Look at my fellow rubber collectors car, isn't it the coolest? I just love it! Me and Kirstoir met online years ago and have remained rubber friends ever since (she collects rubbers too) :D Now she owns this amazing car. She also has an etsy shop as well making cute stuff, good minds think alike. I am in love with this ...

Monday, 7 May 2012

Strawberry Anarchy in The Garden of Cosmic Speculation

Yesterday we visited this amazing surreal garden called " The Garden of Cosmic Speculation"  Frazer had read about it online and then was amazed to see it was in Scotland I blogged about it before, It's only open to the public for one day a year for 5 hours and we made it! WOO, it's not like us to be as organised as that but this was worth it :)

It was a really nice experience and it was very beautifully made I am so glad we managed to experience it and Hazel LOVED running around like a little Alice in Wonderland. The attention to detail was stunning too. Lots of little things you could otherwise miss. I took around 250 photos but here are my favourites...

First of all I will show the large scale ones so you can get an understanding of the wide view of beauty...

now for the little details...

 Like this eye...

This was just at the side of a path and the metal was bendy so if you touched it, it would spring back and forward this was my favourite discovery...

There was also some parts dedicated to his late wife who helped design the garden these kind of shrines were lovely and thought provoking. I think this is a statue of her...

it has lovely white tree's like these...

I loved this area which reminded me of a greek palace and all the stairs leading up to the top, it must have taken ages to make it so beautiful..

I really wish we could have had the opportunity to meet the man behind it all Charles Jencks. I should have had the balls to knock at his door and I would have if I had thought of it at the time :D

                                              The house that belongs to the garden...
It was really busy so you can see that most photos have people in them.There were all sorts of people around the place from young to old all styles and types, very varied. It was a lovely magical day and I am so glad we got to see it.

Me and Hazel looking at the blue bells

I going to learn more about this garden and read about the inspiration behind it. I hope you've enjoyed my photos. Have I inspired you to visit next year? Just set yourself an email reminder so you don't miss it, we had to do that.
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