Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inspiration for Film Premiere

I have just taken a look at my buddy Justin Rasch's blog Stop Motion Mission, which I visit often to see the progression of the short film he's been creating with his family for the past 3 years. I haven't met Justin in person yet, but he posts often here and we've chatted/emailed online quite a bit.

The most recent monster blog entry explains in great detail their big film premiere in the L.A. area where they live. I must say it excited me to no end, what an amazing and absolutely thrilling experience it must have been for them.

The plan for Storytime with Nigel has always been to rent a theater and host a big premiere just like theirs when it was completed. Seeing what Justin and his family were able to put together has given me an extra boost of aching to keep trying to move forward towards this goal. Their story is a unique blessing and inspiration to me, and to anyone chipping away at any personal pet project after-hours.

Take a moment to soak it all in here:

Stop Motion Mission: Film Premiere

Monday, January 19, 2009

Colored-In Monkey Drawing

Here's a sample colored drawing I got back from one of my ink-and-paint volunteers. Pretty exciting...