Kyra the mermaid's sculpt skin stumbles upon the undersea door to Halfland, guarded now by Nick Hilligoss' fabulous quadropode, now cast as sentry.
Sea Set Start from herself on Vimeo.Added a 12" (surprisingly smooth turning) Lazy Susan bearing to a crate to create a small tabletop stage for the Undersea scene.
Hawaiian undersea photographer and animator, John Hankins (aka; Castlegardener on the boards) sent his witty contribution to the scene. I opened the package in the car outside the post office in excitement, saw all the great disks of undersea photos John so generously included and a little soft foam sandwich? Then I read the note inside--and burst outloud laughing! He had made a Peanutbutter and Jelly FISH! So cute and clever. I LOVE it! Thank you John!
Thanks to everyone whose joined in the fun so far! (You've got time to get yours in the mail to me too! The Ides of March is 23 days away, mail takes about 5 days, leaving you more than two weeks still to build something! I'd love some seaweed or a paper school of fish... hello? hi, you've been thinking of it, c'mon! go ahead! *mail address at right>)
The other day I started sewing on aviary wire onto the cardboard set edges with wire. These wire forms will be sculpted into stream shoreline shapes. When the entire set is completely sculpted and mache-ed it'll be cut up into large fitted puzzle pieces that will allow access for animating. The Time Frog's pond is beginning to take shape under the cottage kitchen window. Below, the hard clay sculpt of him tries out his spot while a real frog shows how he'll look when half-submerged in digitally made water.
Big Halfland News
Brilliantly talented Guest Artist, Rachael DiRennasent a few snaps today of her experimenting with sculpting Flowering Thoughts for Halfland. I love the barely there faces and torn paper texture of these especially and told her she was nailing it! This is going to be great!
And today also heralded the return of Hila! Who has re-hooked up her computer after a transcontinental move and expressed her desire to make a Halfland fish!!! WOOT!