In 2013 I got to work with Nickelodeon on animated holiday IDs using Mochimochi Land creatures and some mochi-fied Nick characters. I’m happy to say that the animations are back on this month, and there are new ones too! I’ll share more soon, but you can also tune in to Nickelodeon to catch them on air.
Earlier this year, Milan advertising agency TITA asked me to create tiny knit characters and dramatic scenes from Don Quixote for a ballet produced by Teatro alla Scala. I recently received samples of the 8"x8.5" brochure that my photographs became, which was distributed to the ballet audience in September. It's such a thrill to see them in print!
The photos depict the major scenes from the famous story, starting with Don Quixote's literary inspiration, to his adventures with Sancho Panza (knitted windmill included, of course), to his courting of Dulcinea.
This was the first time that I'd taken on a commercial project that involved my photographing characters in nature—I was really happy to get the experience, and I think the whole thing turned out nicely.
The rest of the photos from this project are in my artwork portfolio.
Here’s something that feels a bit surreal: My face got printed really big in the Chicago Tribune two Sundays ago!
The paper interviewed me about how Mochimochi Land came to be and a bit about my other interests. I have Beth at SoHo Publishing to thank for the Tribune taking notice of my work, because they found me through her press release about Vogue Knitting LIVE, which just happened over the weekend.
It took me a while to work up the nerve to actually read how my words came out in print. I think I come across OK, but for the record I don’t spend all my time reading snooty magazines!
The article and an accompanying video are also online on the Tribune website.