Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with my website. I think I may just use it as an online gallery and a place for news about what I'm working on. I'm not a web designer so most ideas that I have about how to make it really cool will never be realized. (I'm using that stinky iWeb program by Mac.) And then there's the actually DOING some work. Lately I've only been creating inside my head which doesn't count, I suppose. One thing that has me really inspired is the book The Giver which my daughter told me I must read and at the 6th chapter, I'm finding it really fascinating. I keep thinking of doing illustrations for it. I looked it up to see if anyone had made a movie of it, and it looks like Bill Cosby has been in the process for years with a tentative release date in 2011. I think it would be a very cool stop action animation. Kind of like "Coraline" but done even better. As much as I loved that movie, it left me thinking that it could have been better. I didn't even buy a copy which tells you something. There was a show of Tim Burton's work at MOMA while we were in NYC but we didn't see it. (The site shows a lot of it and interviews with him.) I had seen all of his stuff at Disney the year that "Nightmare Before Christmas" came out. I think it's my love of dolls and fascination with doll worlds that makes me think that a movie could be done where you just want to see it over and over because you want to somehow own the characters in it, if that makes sense. Dolls always have lots of cool accessories. I don't think Tim Burton gets that. He's not a girl who grew up playing with dolls. Right now I've been packing away all of Caroline's American Girl dolls and outfits, etc. I don't even think she played with everything-- all the outfits, the little ice cream floats, the miniature violin, the hair accessories. Hopefully I'll have a granddaughter someday who will love this stuff as much as me! That reminds me... I need to go pull together numbers for taxes. ugh. Just when I feel like playing, real life taps me on the shoulder and reminds me of all my adult responsibilities. I think as an artist, I should learn to put those aside sometimes and play more so I'll create more. While I ruminate on that, you can see a quick little webpage for Hatch that I started to do: click here. Hope you're having a good Wednesday!