Wednesday, January 27, 2016

John and Yoko Video Repost: correct link

  



This is a stop motion film of one of my flip box  models.  It shows the exact moment John and Yoko recorded "Give Peace A Chance" from their bed in Montreal in 1969.
Film and Model by your blog host, Tom Casesa
Some production shots:

















Used Funtak to help with the animation


Matt Barone working the camera





Sara, Chief Editor working hard at Grounded Cafe

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Russian Artist Creates Stunningly Realistic Doll Faces That’ll Make Your Skin Crawl



Reprinted from Bored Panda:

Sometimes, a craftsman is too good, like when he makes dolls so realistic it’s creepy. Michael Zajkov is one such man. The faces of his art dolls are so realistic, it’s disturbing to see him hold their heads in his hands. When you watch his work in motion, there’s only so much you can do not to mutter “please don’t blink, please don’t blink, please don’t blink…”
Zajkov graduated from Kuban State University of Russia in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 he worked at a puppet theater while also attending a graduate school. He was propelled to fame after the 2013 “Art Dolls” expo in Moscow. Zajkov’s creations have multiple joints. He uses polymer clay for the dolls, hand painted glass eyes from Germany, and French mohair for hair.





















Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Give Peace A Chance










Check out this stop motion film made from one of my flip box  models.  It shows the exact moment John and Yoko recorded "Give Peace A Chance" from their bed in Montreal in 1969.
Film and Model by your blog host, Tom Casesa
Some production shots:

















Used Funtak to help with the animation


Matt Barone working the camera





Sara, Chief Editor working hard at Grounded Cafe

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ken Doll Fetish: Interesting and kinda creepy at the same time



Check out this person's Flickr page, FashonistaKen.  It has to do with his Ken Doll obsession.  The scenes are funny, sometimes clever, always kitschy, visually pleasing, and a little creepy too.  It seems that there is a whole genre of people photogrpahing 1/6 scale dolls in various scenarios.  In this case, the captions on the site, are fun too. 

Enjoy.





































Friday, January 8, 2016



Some recent snow globes from Martin and Munoz - mostly from 2011 - 2015.  If you aren't familiar with the work of Martin Munoz and Paloma Munoz, see their site, Martin & Munoz and also my previous posts: Martin and Munoz Snow Globes Part 1,  Part II, Islands, and Otherworldly.