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Light Up

Light Up is the story of a little girl who dreams of seeing the stars.  Then one day something magic happens.

 

 

Light up from Light up on Vimeo.

 

The animation in this story is beautiful.  I love the girl’s face.

The colors are so pretty…

and the lighting makes it even more spectacular.

Most of all I love that this story reminds us that magic can happen.

I hope it brightened your day.  :-)

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The Joy of Books

When I was younger I thought it would be so fun to work in a book store.  I love to walk around all the different sections looking for book covers that catch my eye.  I could spend hours in a bookstore (especially if there’s coffee)!

I do love being able to have a book I want instantly on my Kindle but there really is nothing quite like a real book…

especially if it comes from a bookstore as magical as this one.  :-)

Have you read any good books lately?  I always love recommendations.

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A Key to Happier Living

I found this cute stop motion animation called A Key to Happier Living by Alice, Lai Sze Chan and thought it would be perfect for this week’s Saturday animation because it reminded me of yesterday’s Question of the week about kindness (which, by the way, you can still answer here). :-)

This stop motion was a graduation project for the creator.  She chose her topic from the 10 Keys to Happier Living from Action for Happiness.  The theme for this animation was “Relating: Connect with People” and I think she did an amazing job of depicting that.

I love how each colorful scene is separate from the others in its own picture frame and then it all comes together in the center.

This gives me an idea for a possible art project.  Hmmm…I think I’ll keep it a secret for now until I have time to work on it.

What are you up to this weekend?  I hope you’re having some fun with friends.  :-)

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Color

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Saturday Animation programming for a short commercial break.

Haha!  Just kidding!  Today’s Saturday animation is actually a set of beatifully animation commercials from Sherwin Williams.  I’m sure you seen them before.  They are so pretty!

I think the last one is my favorite.  Or maybe the hot air balloons.  It’s so hard to pick.  Which one is your favorite?

That’s it for this commercial break. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.  ;-)

See you tomorrow!

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Magic Water

Today’s Saturday Morning Animation is going to be a Saturday Evening Animation.  I got a little behind.  Oops.  But, it’s a good one so it’s worth the wait.

This week I chose another stop motion.  This animation by Guldies is called Magic Water.  It reminds me a little of the style of animation PES makes, but it definitely has its own unique style.

 

Magic Water from Guldies on Vimeo.

 

I love this!  I think I watched it about ten times just trying to see if I could figure out what shots they took to get the clay to move like that.  I wonder how difficult it was to make the it look so much like water.

That was fun.  Now it’s time to get down to business with some very important reminders.  ;-)

Have you answered the question of the week?  I would really love to read your response.

Don’t forget to enter the Tiny Treasures Giveaway for a chance to win a Dreaming in Craft zipper pouch.  You have until Tuesday!

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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

I’m going to see Mary Poppins today!  My mom and I get season tickets for the Broadway Across America musicals and today is Mary Poppins Day!  I’m excited to see how they translate one of my favorite movies into a stage show.

In honor of Mary Poppins Day I decided to dedicate this week’s Saturday Animation to a very special kind of animation.  I love the movies that combine live action with animation.  Disney used to do this all the time.  Do you remember Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks?  I love that movie!

 

 

Then, of course there’s my very favorite…Mary Poppins! Here’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Remember when you were a kid and you didn’t know how to spell that word? Hehe!)

 

 

Now I want to spend the rest of my weekend watching all of my favorite Disney movies from when I was a kid. :-) But, there is much to be done. Lots of blogging and sewing to catch up on. And…of course…Mary Poppins! Did I mention that I’m excited?

 

Have a great day!

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Hold Me Tight

I found a really fun stop motion animation a while ago but I wanted to save it for the new Dreaming in Craft blog.  Now that it’s here I can finally share it with you!

This animation is really fun because it’s a Beatles stop motion.  I am a big fan of the Beatles so this one made me very happy.  The song is Hold Me Tight.  It’s from the 1963 album With The Beatles.

 

The Beatles – Hold me tight from marygrillet on Vimeo.

 

What did you think?  Pretty cute, right?  I love all the little details on the costumes and how the drums change to match.  :-)

I’m off to work on some craft projects.  I hope to have my very first tutorial ready for you soon.

What are you up to today?

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Fresh Guacamole

This week’s Saturday Animation is all about one of my favorite stop motion film makers, PES.  I have featured a PES on my blog in the past and you will definitely be seeing more in the future.

Today’s animation is the latest, “Fresh Guacamole”.   It’s really fun!  You may have seen it earlier in the week.  It was making the rounds in my twitter and facebook feeds.

I think it is so creative how he takes an object and makes it represent something completely different. The quality of the animation is so great, too. I hope that one day I’ll be able to make a stop motion half as good as this.

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Colour

I loved watching Saturday morning cartoons when I was a kid.  Okay, I can’t lie.  I still love watching cartoons!  In fact, I love all kinds of animation.  I spend time searching the internet for fun animation when I need a little relaxing time.  I thought it would be fun to have my own version of  Saturday morning cartoons here on the blog so I can share some of my favorite animation from television and the internet with you.  Since my favorite type of animation is stop motion there will be a lot of focus there, but sometimes I find something really special that I just have to show you.  This week is an example of that.

This is an animation called “Colour”.  In it we see how a child imagines animals got their color…or in the case of one animal how it didn’t.

TIJI “COLOUR” HD from AKAMA STUDIO on Vimeo.

I love this video because it’s so detailed while being so simple at the same time.  And it’s such a fun concept.  A paint by number daydream that turns into a colorful work of art.  I love that the animator took the idea of a child’s art activity to show us a picture into the mind of the child in the video.

p.s.  I think the panda turned out pretty cute!

Don’t forget to enter the Picture Perfect Giveaway!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here’s a cute little heart stop motion for you to enjoy.  :-)

 

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I Heart Stop Motion – Matt The Electrician

Matt The Electrician is a musician in Austin.  Wondering how he got the name Matt The Electrician?  You can read his story here.  I really like his music.  I even backed his Kickstarter campaign to fund his latest record.
During that campaign Matt debuted a video for his song All I Know and I was so happy to see that it was a really cute crafty stop motion!  Even better news?  I found out his wife is one of the founders of Future Craft Collective and she helped him make this video!  Future Craft Collective is an organization that aims to build family connections through crafting and creativity.
Okay, back to the stop motion.  :-)
What do you think?   Want to hear some more?  
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I Heart Stop Motion – Against the Grain

I found a new stop motion animation today!  This one is a music video for a song called Against the Grain from Hudson. 
I love this video because it’s so colorful and a little bit crafty.  :-)
I’m spending my weekend making lots of plushies for a fun event I’m participating in in February.  More info to come soon! 
What are you up to this weekend? 
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