Animation is probably the first way we experience visual stories in movement. Saturday morning cartoons were definitely mine, and mostly the pioneering fast frame (limited animation) stuff of the Hanna-Barbera team. Top Cat and the Wacky Races were my faves from the sixties, while the Ninja Turtles and Transformers ruled my son’s early years.
I even borrowed a phrase from Dick Dastardly’s dog Muttley for my upcoming book Quilt Talk! (psst… a hint… it doesn’t involve words!)
Despite beginning to sew at about the same age I was watching these cartoons, I never imagined that sewing and cartoons could be integrated. But that’s out the window now, because of this:
The artist, Nicos Livesey, created the drawings for animation, then digitized them for embroidery for a music video. I can’t say the music is my bag, but I’m in awe of the rendering of the concept. Stunning stuff. And a whole new way to show off mad needle skillz to the masses. Sewing machines are indeed power tools!
H/T to Kathy Loomis at Art With a Needle for the link.
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