Sunday, November 21, 2010

Astro Boy The Movie Gallery

The original manga series was published in 1952, and then was broadcast as a TV series in 1963. In Japanese, the name of the series is literally "Mighty Atom." The story is based on the adventures of Astro Boy, a robot. Astro Boy was groundbreaking, as the style of animation used epitomized what would later became known throughout the world as "anime." An American 3D movie based on the original manga series was released in October of 2009

Here's to Total Craft Anarchy.

Never underestimate the power of a box of random pieces of felt and bottles of glue, and some foamies, and some googly eyes.

First, there's sewing in paper. Draw a shape, poke holes with the needle around the lines, then stitch using the holes. Totally cool.

Then, there's stuffed felt things. This is Ron.

Then, there's making a big dude out of a piece of foamie and adding eyeballs.

Then, there's Creative Beasts. One of the great things I'm discovering about the Beast is that it's a simple creature, and this means that I and my 9-year-old daughter can make them together in all sorts of media - in fact it's probably pretty hard to tell which ones I made and which ones she made... I'm not telling.

Just getting out a bunch of materials is enough to get a ton of creating going. Sure, you may have to think about what materials to use and maybe get the basics of stitching something, but really, a total lack of technique can be a fantastic thing. Then it's all about how things feel, and colors, and doing stuff with scissors, and trying things out. Totally different mindset from trying to do a "project."

Here's to total lack of technique! Craft anarchy! Things unsuitable for magazines! Hooray!!!

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