Despite a hectic weekend (Chinese New Year luncheon; fundraiser at Cowgirl's school; a workshop and my regular yoga class on Sunday) I somehow managed to try a new project for 52 Projects. Funny, I said I was not committing 100% of the time to this challenge, but am feeling the pull each week to at least try something new.
This week's project was super fun and easy. We tend to make our own greeting cards at home (I wish I could say it was to be green or be creative but the reality is, there are no convenient card shops nearby and once home, I tend not to venture out again) and needing a card for a friend's new baby, I decided to try a Strip Animation card. A friend gave me this great book "Magic Books & Paper Toys" which has been sitting forlornly on my bookshelf.
Nothing fancy, but it was fun to make! The most important thing I learned was to consider the length of your animation strip and not to let the "panels" be longer than the bottom or top of the card. When you pull the strip through, you can see the other images peeking out on the bottom or the top (I cropped my photos, so you cannot see that here) I figured a month old baby wouldn't mind, so I sent it off anyway.
I am thinking of ideas to do a strip animation in my art journal. I think they would be fun for holiday cards as well. What would else could I animate?
Maybe my dog?