Caesar ‘ad some jam for tea

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I haven’t updated this for a little while, and I’ve built up a back­log of things to write about

Things I need to write about:
Brighton Zine­fest (I’ve got a whole heap of photos to sort out)
Typic­al Grrls II
Univer­sity Work
Oliv­er Post­g­ate Book
I’ve also got a whole load of films I need to scan.

I’ve been spend­ing the last few days cutting out silhou­ettes and making wax-resist paint­ings for Moogie Wonder­land. It’s going to be some anim­ated films on the life of Caesar, and also how to tell your fortune via liver or bird. I need to do this stuff for uni anyway (well, not really need, I don’t have any set projects, more like should, or prob­ably more like might as well), and their theme this time is the Ides of March, so it fits. It’s good to have dead­lines to make me get off my lazy arse, but as always I go “Yeah! I want to do that! That sounds great!” and then about half an hour later melo­dra­mat­ic­ally think “Oh shit, I’ve got to actu­ally do it now! I’m going to be a horrif­ic fail­ure! I should just quit doing anything creat­ive and go back to being a receptionist/​junior accounts assist­ant! Woe is me!” and then end up doing whatever it was anyway because I don’t like to let people down. (With extra last minute perfec­tion­ist panic)

The anim­a­tion will be done with silhou­ettes, taking inspir­a­tion from Lotte Rein­i­ger, and the back­grounds are based on textiles. News­agent wax cray­ons + draw­ing ink. It’s one of those things that looks hideous in the origin­al (like bad 90s wall­pa­per), yet some­how scans better. Anyway I made a large pile of this sort of thing, with added colour vari­ations via photoshop. Maybe I won’t use all of them. Hope­fully I won’t feel inspired to throw anything on the floor and stamp on it.

Gallia Est Omnis Divisa in Partes Tres. The Gauls liked loud tartan (and also names with bad puns if you believe Asterix)
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