Archive for ‘Fotos’

March 6, 2013

Molly Cottontail Puppet

Despite my long-lived passion for puppetry and toy theater, I haven’t made many of my own puppets, and none of them were very sophisticated. Recently, however, all that changed when I ran into Andy Furgeson of Red Yarn Puppetry, a local one-man wunderkind whose folk music/puppetry/education performances are growing steadily in popularity in the Portland area.  He needed a new character for his pantheon and no time to make it, so I stepped in to create Molly Cottontail, the female counterpart to his main character Bob Rabbit.  I’m completely stoked that I managed to whip her out in just three days, considering that I’d never made a moving-mouth puppet before, and I hadn’t even busted out my sewing machine in a couple years.  My dog loves her, too.

photo 1

I started with measurements from the pre-existing Bob Rabbit and sort of winged the rest.  Andy and I decided that she should be a lighter color than Bob and have rounder ears, but he left the rest up to me.  To make her, I used faux fur, reclaimed upholstery velvet swatches, felt, deerskin, floral wire, found plastic sheeting, and corduroy. She’s stuffed with polyfill and rice, to make her feet heavy.

molly cottontail


I had a blast making her, and now that I’ve learned how to make moving-mouth puppets, the sky’s the limit!

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April 8, 2012


I’ve had tattoos on the brain this week.  My good friend Lawrence is apprenticing at Vancouver’s Industrial Ink tattoo shop and he, like me, is a huge fan of Alphonse Mucha’s work.  He went on Facebook to offer a free tattoo based on this piece, but with a focus on the Pacific Northwest’s flora and fauna.  Needless to say, I jumped on the chance as soon as I saw it, and yesterday we met for a planning session and to begin laying down the linework for what will be a half-sleeve on my right arm.  Seven hours later, I got to come home with this.

This is my first representational tattoo.  I have several, and all of them I designed myself in an abstract, geometrical style intended to compliment the natural anatomy of the body.  So this is a big switch for me!  It’s going to look incredible, and I’m really lucky to have a friend like Lawrence who adores Mucha as much as I do.  To give an idea of my regular style preference for ink, this is a tattoo I designed for a male.  Someone… someday…

April 13, 2011

Studio Ho!

Hurray, I finally finished editing “Caesura” today.  To celebrate, I decided to post the awesome photos that PNCA’s extremely talented photographer Matt Miller took.  My mentor Rose Bond brought him in not only to document the process for my purposes, but to use as PR for the school’s Contemporary Animated Arts department.  Look for me in next year’s catalog.  😀

My next step for the film is to hand it over to Gordon Romei, my sound designer, for his magical touch.  The screening is in two weeks!


August 21, 2010

R. Crumb

I had the fortune to be able to see R. Crumb’s original drawings for the Book of Genesis at the Portland Art Museum this weekend.  Suffice it to say that if I wasn’t already in awe of his work, I certainly am now.  50+ chapters, hundred of drawings, and only a few spots of white-out.  Color me dumbfounded.

And I snapped this picture with my camera… it’s what any piece of paper ends up looking like when it’s left out by my computer too long.

July 14, 2010

Oregon Country Fair

I was fortunate enough to be invited to be on staff at OCF this year as security.  I camped with a simply amazing group of folks and pretty much had the time of my life.  I met a million awesome new people, saw enough mancandy to last a lifetime, and left with a nice little tan.  Here are a few of my favorite photos from the event.  If you’ve never been to it, I highly suggest trying it out at least once.

I’ve also recently finished an album cover for a friend of mine, Eniriah.  It was a fun project, especially since she had such a clear image in her mind of what she wanted.  You can hear it on Itunes!