Monday
Feb202017

The Little Viral Gnome

If you've been on the internet in the past four months, there's a good chance you've seen this guy.

I made this GIF shortly after the 2016 presidential election. I was not feeling happy, or even very well, and just wanted to focus on making something simple and sweet for a few hours. I was happy to get a nice reaction to it when I posted it on social media, and then that reaction just grew and grew. The GIF was shared on popular Facebook accounts that I'd never heard of. Somone told me that her local bank had included it in a "thank you" email to her. More recently, Sarah Jessica Parker and Boing Boing both featured it on their social accounts on the same day. Someone in Japan left a comment saying they remembered seeing it on NHK of all places. 

This little GIF is the most viral thing I've made to date. It's probably needless to say that in most of the instances that people saw this GIF, they didn't see a credit along with it. I'm pretty OK with that, especially because if you really want to know who made it, it's not hard to figure out. It's strange to have something go viral that I spent just a few hours on. It's strange to feel happy about this GIF's popularity, becuase it was basically a direct response to a dark turn in our country's democracy, and I certainly don't want to feel that I'm getting hits off that. But I am happy that the image seems to have connected with people in a genuine way. 

Tuesday
Feb142017

Domestic Bliss

Happy Valentine's Day! Nothing says love like doing laundry together. 

 

 

 

Sunday
Oct092016

It's a Small Wall After All

Trump finally gets his wall in this G-rated video. 

 

 

Sound and music are by Maureen Boyle and William Steffey.

Wednesday
Oct052016

Sesame Street: I Don't Want to Live on the Moon with Ernie

To be honest, if there's anyone I WOULD want to live on the moon with, it WOULD be Ernie! (Lennon and Maisy should live with us too.)
I'm so excited to share this brand-new project that I worked on for Sesame Street—truly a dream come true. (Who knew that Sesame Street intersected with Mochimochi Land??) 

The animation concept and all of the characters and backgrounds were created by me (two of which, the Lucky Stars and the Joyful Oyster, are available as knitting patterns). My thanks to Maureen Boyle for her animation work.  

Thursday
May262016

New Animation: Peak Alpaca

Made with help from Maureen Boyle; music by William Steffey and Tim Koelling.

This is the third in our tiny sheep trilogy: also see Happy Baa-lentines Day and Funky Fleece.