Holiday Animation Project 2020

After playing around with the animation assistant in Procreate for a few months, I got struck with an idea around Thanksgiving to animate an Advent Calendar to put up in the Reels section on Instagram. Once I decided on that, I also came up with an idea for my friends that celebrate Hanukkah with a candle lighting animation for each night.

At first I had plenty of time and built myself a bit of a “buffer” by creating a week in advance. And then I got complacent and let that buffer dwindle to nothing, so I ended up stressing myself out every day trying to make them before noon.

The Hanukkah candles were definitely easier, because all you have to do to make a convincing flame is just draw the flame shape randomly so its slightly different each time. I did get a little carried away a few times, so some of those flames would definitely be a fire hazard in real life. Plus I only had to keep up with it for eight days.

All in all, I think I did okay. The next animation I attempt will either be shorter in terms of duration, simpler in the details, or just not have such a short deadline. Perhaps all three would be good. And I will start work on holiday things much earlier this year.


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Free Printable 2021 Calendar Download

Last night I uploaded a Free Printable 2021 PDF Calendar to my Ko-Fi Shop. Click here to go to the download page

It’s got square spots for each date to write in important events and deadlines, and each month name has a pattern in it to color. See the previews below, and the Instagram Reel I made to announce it. Really want to get more creative with the Instagram content this year. Here’s to 2021 being better than 2020!


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Introducing My Ko-Fi

As you may already know, a few months ago, I started a Ko-Fi page for my art and fiber projects. But maybe you have never heard of Ko-Fi and don’t know what it’s about, and I haven’t written about it here, yet.

Ko-Fi is a platform for artists and basically anyone to post their work and accept monetary support. This can be through one-time donations, monthly subscriptions, or even commissions. They have even recently started offering shops where you can buy directly from creators.

On my Ko-Fi, I post artwork, finished objects, and works in progress at least a day before I post to Instagram, but often even without posting to Instagram. I even have digital download knitting patterns and some stickers available right now, with more to come, soon.

I have downloadable coloring pages and downloadable art work, some for free and some as exclusives for supporters. I also have commissions open for some things like digital art, cross stitch patterns, and crocheted key chains.

Check it out to see what I have available, and you can follow me there to get updates when I post something new.


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