Inspired by Martha's painted rocks, Joey set out to not only create a stone menagerie, but to use them as characters in a stop motion video as well. She did it for her cousin Jaden's birthday, wrapping up all of the characters along with a cd of the video.
Personally, I think this was one of the sweetest presents ever. Especially since I saw how much work went into it.
Making the animals took much longer than we'd anticipated (even with me and Joey's best friend helping out). And the glue was still drying on the panda bear and turtle as we headed out to June's First Friday Art Walk the night before the party. We returned home at about 9 o'clock that night and Joey, undaunted and possibly inspired by all the art galleries we'd just visited, locked herself into my sewing room to put together the following video.
This one was well over 500 pictures and I had to confiscate the laptop around midnight in order for her to get some sleep. She put the finishing touches on it the next morning and still had plenty of time to get all glammed up for Jaden's celebrity themed party.
Which was just a whole bunch of awesomeness in and of itself.
Whiteboard Stop Animation