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Oh my…Wynonna Judd, amazingly beautiful, funny and talented & Billy Dean, handsome, gentle, generous and another incredibly talented singer/writer: 2 concerts within two nights. What to do with so much inspiration?

First, a photo of Wynonna and her husband/drummer Cactus Moser that truly exemplified the evening at the Oak Ridge Boys Theater: Lots of love, Wy’s incredible voice & songs & fun. The crowd was quiet but appreciative and Wy allowed fans to run up to the stage and take photos. More photos of both singers to follow!

Wy & Cactus in Branson

 

 

Kunstsommer-Arnsberg 2014

Just returned from teaching a 3-day silhouette animation workshop at the Kunstsommer-Arnsberg 2014, which was a fantastic experience! The participants were eager to learn and remained enthusiastic for all three 7-hour days. The workshop was really well organized and between myself and organizer Ute Vollmer, we had everything the animation-heart could desire, including a very happy & harmonious atmosphere.

This first video is a montage of some beginning exercises.

This is our group film, shot and completed on the last day of the workshop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE9z5EGYtUs

Special thanks to Peter Kleine, Director of the Cutural Office in Arnsberg.

Frida’s Message

Many, many thanks to Professor Dr. Suzanne Buchan for taking such an interest in my work and making this happen!

Pervasive animation cover

This new addition to the AFI Film Readers series brings together original scholarship on animation in moving image culture, from classic, experimental, and independent shorts to digital animation and installation. The collection aims to foreground new critical perspectives on animation, connect them to historical and contemporary philosophical and theoretical contexts and production practice, and expand the existing canon. Throughout, contributors offer an interdisciplinary roadmap of new directions in film and animation studies, discussing animation in relationship to aesthetics, ideology, philosophy, historiography, visualization, genealogies, spectatorship, representation, technologies, and material culture.

Copies of Pervasive Animation can be purchased here

Prayer request to the world

For my Mom suffered a major heart attack before Christmas. A few months later she broke both her hip and collarbone in a fall. She is struggling to walk again.

Please pray for her physical recovery and maintaining her feisty, beautiful spirit.

Vector illustration of yellow candle on black background

Green Lilypad Scoop

Dried Lilypad

Lilypad Lush

Lilypad Flower

Shooting from my kayak in Pennsylvania…

Animation talent and pioneer Lotte Reiniger spent the last year of her life in Dettenhausen, where she died and was cremated. Her tombstone is in a corner of the cemetery there with only one other grave close by. Which doesn’t mean she’s alone: Perhaps because of its isolation and large tree and bench next to her she’s visited by quite a few birds hopping around and on her marker, which I think she’d like!

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