I was a big fan of the old comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. I really liked the way Calvin’s world revolved around his imaginary tiger friend Hobbes. I decided it was time for me to make my own imaginary tiger friend, so I… Continue Reading “Making A New Friend”
My wife had the Royal Wedding dialed up on TV Saturday morning, so I got to watch some of it. It seemed real nice. The only REAL difference I could see in the Royal Wedding and a wedding that takes place in OUR family… Continue Reading “The Royal Wedding”
It was Saturday afternoon and I was wandering aimlessly through a fabric store waiting PATIENTLY for my wife to look at EVERY SINGLE DRESS PATTERN IN THE STORE and I stumbled onto (literally) a clearance bin with really cheap felt in it and the… Continue Reading “Little Felt Guys”
Last summer Magnus begged me to let him spend the night at my nephew Janson’s house. Against my better judgement I let him and look what has happened… a music video. What next? Dancing With The Stars? Good job, Janson!
My stop-motion hedge knight, Sir Duncan The Tall, is now pretty much complete. His head and mouth can move as well as his legs, arms and fingers. He still needs a few props, so I build him a sword out of Sculpey and a… Continue Reading “Building A Better Hedge Knight: Part 4”
Yesterday I got the feet made to my stop-motion puppet, today I tackle the hands. The first thing I do is sketch out a hand that is roughly the right size on a piece of paper. Using a light gage aluminum wire I build… Continue Reading “Building A Better Hedge Knight: Part 3”
Yesterday I got my stop-motion puppet roughed in and today I need to add some feet to it. I cut basic shapes out of cardboard and hot glue them to the foot dowel, but unfortunately, since I have no actual plan to work from,… Continue Reading “Building A Better Hedge Knight: Part 2”