I make little hats. I LOVE LITTLE HATS
Me at the London Expo
Monday, 9 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
The day I met the man who brought fantasy into my life. And here is his wife, Wendy, a sculptor and puppeteer. This was taken at the University of Plymouth on the 12/02/12 when we went to watch the Labyrinth. There was a Q & A afterwards. What did I learn? That Jim Henson was truly a genius with mental ideas, which Brian knew far too well and was prepared for whatever Jim threw at him. Apart from the giant robot at the end of the Labyrinth film. It was the biggest puppet they had ever made and was as big as you saw it on the screen. We discussed animations and CGI and how movies have changed dramatically since their films were made, "We didn't realise at the time, but our films were the beginning of the end," said Brian.
They would gladly make another puppet film in an instant if they had the chance. They hope that one day the films might be made into a theatre production. In America they still have Jarred's masquerade ball.
They had no idea at the time how much their films would become a success, it still astonishes them to this day.
Brian has always wanted to bring out a troll book, and so, this year, Brian and Wendy Froud are publishing their book on Trolls, Wendy has researched thoroughly through the myths and legends and has written many stories about these creatures. Brian said that he has thrown together some drawings to go in it (he didn't seem very pleased with his efforts, but Wendy gave him some encouraging words and said that they were great. They seem to make a great team.
Excited much? I know I am.
Brian Froud is my favourit artist.
My love for fantasy was born when I first watched The Dark Crystal.
My Tattoo is Brian Froud's artwork from The Dark Crystal. It's shaped by the Astronomy of that world, and is the balance of the Dark Crystal itself.
I met Brian and Wendy once again a week later when I went with my super cool friend Jon Kelly, and we had a fantastic day: shopping, quick look in the Phoenix centre in Exeter, then on to see The Dark Crystal. It was great on the big screen. The talk afterwards was practically the same as the week before, but something great happened. I showed Brian & Wendy Froud my wings. Brian instantly said 'how does it feel to have fairy wings,' I replied that it felt amazing! he said 'There's something about having fairy wings that makes you feel like that.' Then he gave me a :)
I wasn't there to witness this but apparently a girl asked Brian if she could have a drawing on her wrist so that she could go and have it tattooed the next day. How great is that!
So happy to have finally met the two people who brought fantasy into my life xxx