Holi-Log and her little friends wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Knit a little dreidel using my free pattern!
Happy Halloweeeeeen! 👻
Have fun today, but don’t lose your head, mwah-ha-ha…
Happy Snother’s Day
Everyone thinks their mom is weird. And how we love our weird moms!
Happy Mother’s Day 🐌 💕
Happy Earth Day
Earth having some self care on her day 🌍 (Just gotta get the temperature right 🤔)
Inflation animations for the Washington Post
The Washington Post (!) recently asked me to make a series of six short stop-motion animations visualizing what’s happened with inflation in the U.S. since early 2020, for an interactive piece by Damian Paletta. I said yes!
The project was an absolute blast to work on, and a terrific challenge with all the air physics involved, plus a tight deadline.
The resulting piece requires a subscription to view, but you can also see the animations in this Instagram post.
Here are a couple of my lovely sketches based on the concept from the art director.
As you might imagine, making a balloon shrink and expand and float took some movie magic. By “magic,” I mean it was a lotta lotta DPNs to erase in Photoshop.
Here’s a wider behind-the-scenes look at my set. This shows my attempt to light everything to the best of my abilities.
Of course, I had to make a bunch of characters and props in a short amount of time for this project. Fortunately, they were all tiny and quick to design and make.
And there were quite a few things I didn’t have to design from scratch: the sun, the original-sized balloon, and the clouds are from my book Adventures in Mochimochi Land. Plus, a (modified) Bluebird of Crappiness stood in as Fed chairman Jerome Powell!
Big thanks to Emily Wright for hiring me for this dream project!
Have a delicious Valentine’s Day
Unrequited love can still have a happy ending! See the full version with music in this Instagram reel.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Patterns: Tina the Tiny T-Rex, Tori the Tiny Triceratops
Goodnight Mice holiday sleepover