before midnight

posted by on 06.27.2012, under Art, Independent, Sketchbook
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i’m doing it again — signing up for another city to city project. i feel delighted, and also there’s a twinge of guilt. i’ve accepted that i’ll wait until the last minute to work on my book. the shame.

but good things happen from this!

 

 

 

 

 

old sketchbooks inspire me. a couple of our past themes will be in animation pre-production this year! like caterpillars, they become butterflies.

so i’m signing up for the 2013 sketchbook project before midnight. i want that little free sleeping bag.

 


~joy

Tiny paper cuts + bleeding coffee

posted by on 02.06.2012, under Art, Independent, Sketchbook, Writing
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Add little drops of ink and…

the sketchbook project

I happily start the music, light the candles + drink so much coffee that I’m unaware the house is on fire… then draw!

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

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the sketchbook project

For my Sketchbook Project, I tried out certain lyrics, which wonderfully, are always stuck in my head. The brilliant artists are these guys: {Telekinesis, Beirut, Foster the People, The Muppet Show Theme Song, Okkervil River, Bishop Allen, Deer Tick} + some things I think too.

Discover how the coffee disguises itself as part of the artwork.

⊙︿⊙ ~ Joy

Coffee Stained Paper

posted by on 11.04.2011, under Art, Sketchbook
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Oh coffee + my unusual complex cravings for caffeine. Every morning, in a zombie-state…

Coffee.

Coffee.

Coffee.

And now my addiction has a real purpose.
the sketchbook project 2012
{Sketchbook Project 2012 “Long trips + short phone calls”}

Drinking a savory cup this morning, I stand in my kitchen + drop my sketchbook in a pan full of coffee.

the sketchbook project 2012

Fun! And it FEELS productive. This will make my blank white pages less scary.

And huffing coffee while I work on my sketchbook… it’s THE BEST.

~Joy

The Sketchbook Project 2012

posted by on 10.26.2011, under Art, Sketchbook
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Look what arrived in the mail today!

It’s my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2012.  So shiny. So new.  So … empty.  This time, my theme is “The Worst Story Ever Told.”  I think it’s a good one.

My last sketchbook project inspired an idea for the new short we are currently in pre-production on, so I hope this book stirs up more ideas for short films.

See Joy’s 2011 animated sketchbook here!

This project can be difficult because sketchbooks become very precious to their owners.  Still though, its fun to send them off and share with all the people who thumb through the pages.

I can’t wait to get started!  Tomorrow …

Noelle

Little Pictures

posted by on 02.25.2011, under Love, Photography, Sketchbook
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My camera finally arrived from Art House! I’m officially part of the AMLP Photomobile tour – a tour for photography.

Sign up, and after waiting by the door for a few days, a disposable camera arrives. Remember disposable cameras? You have 27 shots to tell a story or represent a theme. Pick a theme, or you can let them decide for you. Afraid that I might get stuck with “Florescent lights”, I chose “Pictures and descriptions.”

After you print your photos and send them on their way, the Art House team will take a journey to museums across America with a traveling library of photos from around the planet.

Ever since my camera was delivered 10 minutes ago, all I can think about is what to capture!

Do I need inspiration?

Yes. Lots.

This is a photo of Jim’s grandparents when they were courting — one of my favorite pictures with a description, and this is why…

{Charles and Anne Dougherty}

Sigh…

The most romantic images ever are the paintings of young love by Norman Rockwell.

{Courting Couple At Midnight – Post cover, March 22, 1919}

But here is my interpretation —

~Joy

The Sketchbook Project: Sasha Kiseleva

posted by on 02.25.2011, under Art, Sketchbook
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Found this talented lady while I was aimlessly clicking through the different Sketchbook Projects submissions.

I love the detail in her pen and ink work.  These characters are so unique, I can almost see them coming to life on each page.  Sasha is from Russia, but has travelled all over the world, honing her craft as an illustrator.

Click here to flip through Sasha’s sketchbook OR you lucky New Yorkers can go see it in person at the Brooklyn Art Library – the exhibit’s only up for 3 more days!

Noelle

First stop on the Sketchbook Project Tour: Brooklyn!

posted by on 02.18.2011, under Art, Sketchbook
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The first exhibition on the Sketchbook Project Tour is in Williamsburg THIS WEEKEND.

The Brooklyn Art Library
103A N 3rd St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The books will be available to view from Feb 19 – Feb 27 and then they are off to the Austin Museum of Art in TX during SXSW.

The tour will go across the country through the summer.  Go here to see when the Sketchbook Project Tour will land in a city near you.

Noelle

Rock Scissors Paper

posted by on 02.15.2011, under Love, Sketchbook
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girls were showered with flowers and candy and expensive dinners yesterday. i didn’t even eat anything but chocolate until about 6pm last night. well. this is a little gift from me…

(press play for a more pleasant experience)

jaymay rock scissors paper

jaymay rock scissors paper

jaymay rock scissors paper

 

jaymay rock scissors paper

 

jaymay rock scissors paper

jaymay rock scissors paper

musical (and late) valentine
– to the love i adore

~Joy

song: “Rock Paper Scissors (RSP)” by Jaymay

Creepy Candy Hearts 2

posted by on 02.13.2011, under Art, Holiday wishes, Love, Sketchbook
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“the less than ideal valentine.”

noelle

Awesome.

posted by on 02.12.2011, under Love, Sketchbook
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{via NOEYMELODY}

dear noey,

when you moved to england, i sat at home in our old bedroom at mom and dad’s house.  i found little treasures you’d left behind, like an old sketchbook – where this little drawing came from!

i thought it was valentine’s day-ish…

~joy

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