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!

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

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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 Making of Place Stamp Here

posted by on 06.01.2011, under Animation, Film, Film Festivals, Independent
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It’s a trailer!  Watch, if you please.

Sometimes, films aren’t planned. Place Stamp Here was an accident. Shhh, a happy accident, darling.

“I realized that sometimes my favorite part of my job is that my chair swivels, so maybe I need to more actively pursue other, more creative, more lovely projects.” – Kelly Sharp

And then Kelly sent us her charming script.

When she talks, Kelly goes off on these tangents that are wonderful and natural and so insisting that she narrate the script exactly how she’d described it to us in an email, we moved forward with our take on how to tell the story visually…

To the storyboards.

place stamp here storyboards

Cute … we could’ve drawn the whole film that way. But at the same time  1.) I sort of loved finishing a film in such a timely fashion and  2.) I really loved using the actual trinkets and the things we’ve all collected on all of our travels. Which also made the process unique and interesting. And amazing!

The music really tied the film together — composed by Jasmin Way, Carter Logan and Hannah Rawe of The Chandeliers with Zach Knox on piano.

It was so fun to collaborate and we’re so lucky to be surrounded by such creative types. We all thought of it like this — maybe we’re broke and maybe didn’t plan on making another film … but it’s festival season which equals fun. Motivation!

We used different techniques like shooting the stop-motion elements, combining traditional animation with cut-outs, watercolor, photographs. It’s um, a cornucopia of mixed media.

But OK, my favorite part was making coffee-stained paper for the backgrounds.

Mmmmm coffee makes anything possible.

~Joy

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