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{Everyday Inspiration} Mr. Fox…

I’m a big fan of Ronald Dahl’s books & have been watching the process of Jayme McGowan’s “Paper Dahls” project via her blog for a few months now. She has been making paper cut illustrations inspired by some favorite Dahl stories- including Fantastic Mr. Fox (one of my favorites). LMNOP Magazine is featuring her complete series of “Paper Dahls” in the new issue that you can view here & I just had to pass this on… 

It’s funny timing really, because I just bought Fantastic Mr. Fox for Sayer (or me) on Sunday. I love all of Wes Anderson’s movies & Fantastic Mr. Fox is no exception. His attention to detail is exquisite. I thought a lot about this story when I was trying to draw my fox character in thread. The palette of the movie is something that I have been paying close attention to as inspiration for a mobile I’m making with my fox drawing too. Here is a great little video about the making of the movie. 

Sayer is really taken by this movie as well. He has been chatting about the characters non-stop. He has watched it 2 times since Sunday & wants me to play the music from it over & over again. Which no disrespect to Fireman Sam, but Fantastic Mr. Fox holds my attention quite a bit longer & I enjoy the movie chats with Sayer afterwards about the set design. So, cheers Wes Anderson, Jayme McGowan, & Ronald Dahl – I think you are all rather fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration! What has been inspiring you lately?

{Images all property of Jayme McGowan}

{Everyday Inspiration} Mr. Fox…

I’m a big fan of Ronald Dahl’s books & have been watching the process of Jayme McGowan’s “Paper Dahls” project via her blog for a few months now. She has been making paper cut illustrations inspired by some favorite Dahl stories- including Fantastic Mr. Fox (one of my favorites). LMNOP Magazine is featuring her complete series of “Paper Dahls” in the new issue that you can view here & I just had to pass this on… 

It’s funny timing really, because I just bought Fantastic Mr. Fox for Sayer (or me) on Sunday. I love all of Wes Anderson’s movies & Fantastic Mr. Fox is no exception. His attention to detail is exquisite. I thought a lot about this story when I was trying to draw my fox character in thread. The palette of the movie is something that I have been paying close attention to as inspiration for a mobile I’m making with my fox drawing too. Here is a great little video about the making of the movie. 

Sayer is really taken by this movie as well. He has been chatting about the characters non-stop. He has watched it 2 times since Sunday & wants me to play the music from it over & over again. Which no disrespect to Fireman Sam, but Fantastic Mr. Fox holds my attention quite a bit longer & I enjoy the movie chats with Sayer afterwards about the set design. So, cheers Wes Anderson, Jayme McGowan, & Ronald Dahl – I think you are all rather fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration! What has been inspiring you lately?

{Images all property of Jayme McGowan}

{Music Monday} music & movies…






I’m a big fan of Wes Anderson movies. There is something about his aesthetic that I really enjoy- the colors that he works with, the imagery, & the music that he choses.  Sometimes I find that when I hear a certain song that he has used in a movie, my mind goes right to that scene. I’ve been listening to a little Velvet Underground with Nico lately, and am particularly fond of “These Days”. When I hear it, I always think of this next scene from The Royal Tenenbaums. When I see it now, I notice things like the color of the green stripe on the bus against the browns, the vintage suitcases and the amazing palette.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is also full of amazing imagery. The pairing of the music with both of these movie scenes is inspiring me in the studio right now. I am loving the small details, characters, palette, and general feel of both of them- not to mention that they both feel like Fall to me. Happy Music Monday

{Music Monday} music & movies…






I’m a big fan of Wes Anderson movies. There is something about his aesthetic that I really enjoy- the colors that he works with, the imagery, & the music that he choses.  Sometimes I find that when I hear a certain song that he has used in a movie, my mind goes right to that scene. I’ve been listening to a little Velvet Underground with Nico lately, and am particularly fond of “These Days”. When I hear it, I always think of this next scene from The Royal Tenenbaums. When I see it now, I notice things like the color of the green stripe on the bus against the browns, the vintage suitcases and the amazing palette.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is also full of amazing imagery. The pairing of the music with both of these movie scenes is inspiring me in the studio right now. I am loving the small details, characters, palette, and general feel of both of them- not to mention that they both feel like Fall to me. Happy Music Monday

{Music Monday} music & movies…






I’m a big fan of Wes Anderson movies. There is something about his aesthetic that I really enjoy- the colors that he works with, the imagery, & the music that he choses.  Sometimes I find that when I hear a certain song that he has used in a movie, my mind goes right to that scene. I’ve been listening to a little Velvet Underground with Nico lately, and am particularly fond of “These Days”. When I hear it, I always think of this next scene from The Royal Tenenbaums. When I see it now, I notice things like the color of the green stripe on the bus against the browns, the vintage suitcases and the amazing palette.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is also full of amazing imagery. The pairing of the music with both of these movie scenes is inspiring me in the studio right now. I am loving the small details, characters, palette, and general feel of both of them- not to mention that they both feel like Fall to me. Happy Music Monday