I’ve been meaning to share this little animation (the world’s littlest animation, infact) for weeks.
Made by pals Richard Dorey & Mark McCall in collaboration with Aardman animation and other clever techie types, ‘Dot’ is one of my very favourite things.
A gal after my own heart. Zzzzz…
I remember saying to Clare one afternoon, “The coolest girl in the world was in our shop earlier. I have no idea where she sprung from, but she was quite, quite amazing – beautiful and oh-so-stylish!” Clare knew from my description I was talking about illustrator and animator, Lesley Barnes.
Before I’d met her, I’d seen Lesley around – on the street, at Made in the Shade events… I often wondered who she was, what she did for a living, what her background was. I think about people I see around, y’see. Probably more than is normal actually. It’s a sort of hobby now. Anyway, as it happened, it turned out this particular gal is a super-talented artist, film maker and animator and before long we were stocking her work at The Maisonette :)
Most recently, Lesley has been making an animated music video to accompany a remix of Belle & Sebastian‘s ‘I Didn’t See It Coming’. On Wednesday evening, Beardy & I were invited along to Offshore in Glasgow (a fabulous coffee shop in the westend with a lovely basement gallery space) for the film premier.
Standing wide-eyed infront of the big white screen, I gripped onto Beardy’s arm as the music started and coloured shapes started moving around. I grinned, I whooped, I eeped, I grinned again. I gave Beardy’s elbow a little squeeze.
Watch the video here…
I was already SO excited to take home one of the bear puppets Lesley had made for the occasion but then I was gifted a bag too! Beardy liked my gifts but was clearly more taken by the gingerbread biscuits.
Bear puppet tales coming soon.