Back in my TV Land days when animation and on-air graphics were very new to me, I discovered the work of stop animation artist PES. Using fun and unconventional materials to convey a message PES creates intricate and amazing worlds for short films, movies, and commercials. You might remember seeing his commercial for Coinstar where the coins come together to create valuable items encouraging viewers to save their change.
I'm a huge fan of stop-motion (definition here), I know it was all of those claymation shows like, Gumbi, and annual Christmas specials I watched as a little girl. They left me in awe because they looked so real when in fact they were imaginary worlds. As I prepare for the next stop-animation mini-webisode featuring another hairtsyle, I am admiring the masters like Lotte Reiniger and PES for their extreme patience and extraordinary imaginations. (Check out info on the stop-motion renegade Lotte Reiniger, she created a film called The Adventures of Prince Achemed, which took nearly three years to create because of the intricate details and length of the film).
Here's one of my favorite films from PES. BRILL!
Where? Chicago, IL
What? I am a State Certified freelance Makeup Artist. I go to different fashions shows, weddings and photo shoots all throughout Illinois and make models, brides and aspiring actresses look fabulous. I also do photography, create oil paintings, and draw portraits of people.
What inspires you? I am inspired by artwork, clothing and decorations from different cultures, high fashion photography with unique concepts and bright colors, music gets my creative juices going and my imagination takes me to another level.
Why are you fly? I think I am fly because I can make you look fly! Whether I apply makeup to your exterior or recreate it on a sheet of paper, I can bring out the best in you. My passion is to make people see a different side to them selves that they would have never imagined.
Advice: The best advice I could give for women is to go with your instinct and take risks. I was going to school to pursue a career in fashion design, but it was not my passion. It took me a while to get my courage, go with my instinct and try a career in something I was passionate about. After deciding to pursue my career in makeup, I have been so happy to be able to do what I love to do best on a daily basis. There are highs and lows with any career, but I stay positive and smile. I would not trade this for the world!
I'm so excited and honored to be a part of this upcoming Design Philadelphia event. If you live in or around Philly definitely RSVP. I'd love to meet you. Read on for all the details:
On Saturday October 10th, AphroChic will launch a new collection of
sustainable pillows and apparel at DesignPhiladelphia. The party begins
at Design Within Reach with cocktails and a yummy soulfood-inspired
dessert bar to celebrate the new line. Then it continues with a
fabulous panel, The Designer’s Lounge: Culture and Design in the Modern
Home. The panel will feature a distinguished group of designers and
Jonathan Auty, Regional Director of Sales East Coast, Design Within Reach, www.dwr.com
Angela Hays, Visual Merchandiser, www.angela-hays.com
LaQueanya Henry, Moderator, Owner & CEO, Elegant Weddings & Events By Design, www.elegantweddingsbydesign.com
Melinda Lewis, Creative Director, Get Togetha, www.gettogetha.com
Kristen Lubbe, Philadelphia Contributor, Apartment Therapy, www.apartmenttherrapy.com
Andrea Pippins, Founder, Fly, flygirls.typepad.com