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Fave 5 of April

2 Peas in a Pod

Happy Royal Wedding day!

Alas another month gone by so fast this year. In April, I got out of the “post-book” slump and started making art again. I suppose sketches and doodles still count, but it’s my latest works that were “post-able” that I am really jazzed about.

Without further ado, here’s my Fave 5 links of April 2011:

  • I am totally digging Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure app for the iPad. It’s a smart blend of learning, interactivity, and illustration.
  • I’ve got to find the time to make these adorable DIY tiny polaroid magnets. The materials are simple and affordable, and the result is so fun!
  • Of course the Fave 5 is not complete without a wonderful animation to showcase! This month it’s the Night of All Fears. Enjoy!
  • Megan Auman of Crafting an MBA shares her 4 most influential business books. A very inspiring list.
  • These Instant Comfort pocket boxes are some imaginative that I wish I had thought of the idea. Little worlds and encouraging words in tiny pocket sized boxes. Simply fantastic!!

Fave 5 of February

Whew! I can’t believe February is already almost over, and I am almost done with the second and final part of the commission that has been eating a lot of free time. It’s going to be awesome!

I did have some time this month to catch up on some serious blog reading and compiled my brief but fabulous list of favorite posts!

  • Illustration Friday featured the whimsical work of Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli. She is a talented illustrator and totally worth a few minutes of your time 🙂
  • I’m still loving this short animation featured on Lines and Colors this month: The Lighthouse Keeper!
  • A grown-up spin on mac ‘n’ cheese: shells, fontina, spinach, and bacon! This recipe featured on Mint is sooooo good. I made it last week and melted with satisfaction.
  • In love with these decorated chandeliers from the Stockholm Design Fair. Design*Sponge never lets me down.
  • Finally, a link to more links from Crafting an MBA. I especially loved the last one with tips for improving your written communication.


Fave 5!

  • Just discovered The Girls With Glasses Show {via oh Joy!}. They make me wanna wear stylish glasses too!
  • I love love love this DIY pallet coffee table just posted to Paper’n’Stitch. I doubt I have the time to do it, but it is a very neat idea.
  • Lately, I have tried to participate in Illustration Friday each week. This week’s topic is “burning” – check it out today to see some hot illustrations.
  • A Place for Twiggs is hosting a Blogging and Popularity series every day this week. The author, Claudia Casal, interviews some successful bloggers to learn their secrets! Very interesting indeed!
  • I love that Jen of jaillustration shared this animation via Facebook last week. A cute short by Joe Berger. I couldn’t resist linking to it myself!

Hampa Studio

I think I really have a soft spot for animation. As an artist, I know the love and care that goes into every image I make – so animation has my full respect for creating so many beautiful images that add up to only a few moments in time.

(image credit Hampa Studio)

I saw this short film animation a couple weeks back on Lines and Colors. Spanish animation group, Hampa Studio uses traditional animation techniques and a mystical soundtrack to portray this poetic story. I couldn’t resist sharing it!

Based on the narrative poem by Ruben Dario, Margarita is about a young princess who sets out to catch a star. An adorable an beautifully rendered tale. Definitely worth 12 minutes of your time.

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/7348744]

Also, a nicely subtitled “Making of” video here.