(Source: pbsgifs, via lilmarkrazi)

20 04/14
❤️
20 04/14
makingmotion:

An animator works on a sequence from The Corpse Bride.

Oh how I would love to create a set like this and shoot!

makingmotion:

An animator works on a sequence from The Corpse Bride.

Oh how I would love to create a set like this and shoot!

19 04/14

Easter is tomorrow! So I thought I’d share this extremely inspiring video I found on vimeo. The designs are very “folklore” in the sense that they’re based on old-time village art. This is truly a remarkable craft!

19 04/14

jazzattackk:

s—a—r—a:

songofages:

sass-and-tea:

Just these. Wowow

I wish she had added Dudley with a magical child.

crying 

Because This series is inspiring to me and I love posts like this!!

(via deanwinchesteruntiltheveryend)

18 04/14

"Sometimes, I believe in as many as six Impossible Things before Breakfast"

"That is an excellent practice," replied the Mad Hatter to Alice Kingsley.

Honestly though, it is an excellent practice. A practice that we all should do more often. A practice we should teach our kids. The imagination is such a strong tool we have as humans, and yet we live in a society that teaches us to abandon that tool once we “grow up.” I personally come from a background where, on one side, my creativity and imagination were praised, and encouraged… and on the other; I was encouraged to abandon them because they were just “silly.”

Honestly, in my observation, it is the people who think up what seem to be impossible things, and follow through with them, that get the most out of life. Think about it; safety and security no longer lie within the options we know are possible- so why turn away the amazing thoughts are imaginations give to us? Why deny ourselves the opportunity to even attempt reaching out to those impossible things we think of? 

We need patience and we need drive. Because we live in a world now where, pretty much everything, is instant, we expect that of everything in life. But we can’t expect that of everything. People turn their world upside down in a matter of minutes at times because an outcome of a situation isn’t given to them in that time…Hell, I’ve been guilty of it. I’m sure we all have. But we need to wake up. We need to follow our imaginations and develop the patience yet again to nurture those impossible things we think of. With a little time and a lot of faith in the creative impossibilities we come up with, I believe everything will be more possible. 

I’ve come to realize that what I am is simple: I am a maker. I just like making things. Whether with a drawing, or a photograph, or a needle and thread or some clay- making things makes me happy. And making things is what I want to do with my life. Though it is taking time, and though at times it seems impossible, I believe that I am on the right path, accompanied by a few others, to make this happen. 

Folklore seems like an impossible thing sometimes, but it’s a wildly wonderful impossible thing that I believe WILL be great one day. 

-Stephanie

I’m curious- what are your impossible things?

18 04/14

castielinablanket:

pippin-and-other-drugs:

remember when we found out Neville Longbottom had bigger balls than anyone else in the HP series

remember how Dumbledore told us this in the very first book, but no one believed him

GRYFFINDOR!!!!

(Source: bloodtraitor, via deanwinchesteruntiltheveryend)

18 04/14

Hey all! Stephanie here. 

I’ve been thinking a lot about inspiration lately, and where it comes from. Whether it’s through your eyes, ears or even nose, inspiration can strike any of our senses and grasp our souls; putting us in an artistic trance. For me recently- my inspiration has been the  music of Danny Elfman (as well as John Williams!) The artistic life inside of me has been walking between the Hogwarts corridors and Halloween town for the past few days and I have had the best feelings brewing inside of me. Fantastic visuals have been dancing in my head waiting to be let out on paper. 

I guess my point here is- whenever you feel like you’re stuck- experiment with your senses for inspiration. Whether it’s music, movies, photos, or even certain smells (I know if pumpkin spice anything drifts past my nostrils I’m immediately taken to the magical feelings of Fall) something is out there to always pull you back into creativity. 

Stay inspired, everyone!

Also, how amazing is Catherine O’Hara?? 

What do you guys do to stay inspired?

17 04/14

With Easter right around the corner, I thought i’d share this festive  animation to help spread some spring vibes and possibly manifest some spring weather.

Video by: Kilogramme 

16 04/14
"Don’t be limited by what you think you can do and what you think you can’t."
- Lissy Elle Laricchia
21 03/14
a little boo doodle

a little boo doodle

(Source: zachabstracted)

04 03/14
zachabstracted:

#Doodlin’ on my biz card. Today, I’m a #pirate

zachabstracted:

#Doodlin’ on my biz card. Today, I’m a #pirate

31 01/14
teded:

Who would win in a race - Neo, Gandalf, or Harry Potter?
From the TED-Ed Lesson How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner
Animation by Avi Ofer

teded:

Who would win in a race - Neo, Gandalf, or Harry Potter?

From the TED-Ed Lesson How to build a fictional world - Kate Messner

Animation by Avi Ofer

18 01/14

Zach here.

Today’s doodle of the week is a bit of a throwback. Behold, the initial sketches of Stephanie and myself in the Folkloreverse!

Stay tuned, more to come!

17 01/14
YES!

YES!

(Source: inthebuffandblue, via rifa)

17 01/14