This animated short for HansenCrafts is needle felted and hand spun with natural fibers! Needle felting has been a part of my puppet making process for several years., and I already had a huge wool collection from last year's side side business of making needle felted pot holders. This was the clear next step...
I used sheep, goat, llama, camel, silk, cotton, and grass, in various stages of processing. The sets are felted onto rigid foam, and the props and puppets are felted over wire and secured to the set with felting needles.
A curated collection of clips from the archive.
"Fear" is an animated short I made with co-director Dawn Dreyer. Head over to the FEAR website to watch the trailer and learn more about our film.
Cosmic woodworker Jim Tolpin and his Newfie Othie explain how to ditch the tape measure and use the techniques of the ancient artisans for a more pleasing design.
I animated Boulton Farm in a makeshift studio that took up half of my bedroom. The dirt from my farm set was literally getting into my bed, but it was so worth it for this sweet short documentary about the transition of a farm from one generation to the next. This is one of the many projects that Jefferson Land Trust has taken on to help preserve working farmland in Washington.
I illustrated Jim Tolpin and George Walker’s new book, By Hound and Eye, published by Lost Art Press. It’s a workbook that delves into pre industrial design and woodworking with whole number ratios. I produced 180 pages of hand drawn text and cartoon drawings of Journeyman and his dog Snidely as they go on a journey exploring the tools of our imagination. Really fun project to work on.
Are you curious how Finnriver makes their amazing hard ciders? Let this short animation explain it to you. Delicious Finnriver ciders are available throughout Washington and Oregon!
I have a twin brother who is a theater director in Vermont. This is what I like to call his “animated business card” from when he was living in NYC, auditioning for musical theater gigs.
Fresh out of college, I got my first freelance animation job. From my mom!
Birth of a Harpsichord is about her newly built modern Harpsichord, Opus #333. We learn the story of how builder Richard Kingston and artist Lisa Creed managed to pull such a crazy thing off. Beware… it’s a nail biter! Cult favorite.
Screened at Alicefest, the Nasher Museum, and the North Carolina Museum of Modern Art.