Thunk of the Day ‘Bras’ has been selected to be played @Short Stack, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.

Hooray! There is nothing more satisfying than watching your film playing out to an audience at the coolest cinema in the universe. Broadway Cinema is pretty much the epicentre of all things creative in Nottingham, so I am delighted to be having another Sojo Animation played on the big screen.

Thunk of the Day ‘Bras’

24th September 6pm as part of Short Stack

Thank you so much to David Lilley of Short Stack, for creating such awesome opportunities for new film makers like me.

This is the 6th ‘Thunk’ in a series of thunks bringing the spontaneous thoughts of children to life through kid’s artwork, and this one is all about BRAS!

Voice and thunk of the mighty Lady T and artwork by the brilliant Summer.

Well done you awesome little girls!

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Thunk of the Day No.6 ‘Bras’

 

The sixth ‘Thunk’ in a series of thunks, bringing the spontaneous thoughts of children to life through kid’s artwork.

Voiced by the mighty T and artwork by the brilliant Summer. These little girls have brought us the most fabulous Thunk. Now we all know why bras are so important!

 

Oh I do love a good ‘Thunk’.

 

Did you know I offer bespoke ‘Thunks’ as precious keepsakes of your little one’s early years thoughts, voice and doodles.  Starting from £200.  Message me for detail 🙂Thunk of the day pic

The importance of hearing our children

The importance of hearing our children

Normally, the commissioned work I do is a separate process to the work I do as a passion, but this film was different.  It is everything that I think and feel.  I loved every moment of creating it because the message is so important and so simple.

That is why I have decided to share it with you all.

‘The importance of hearing our children.’

A Sojo Animation film for the BME network, about the importance of listening, hearing, engaging and playing with our children, featuring the most awesome little girl, Tiana and her brilliant parents Sophie and Alex, and also Norman Wright from The Wright Initiative.
Commissioned by Nottinghamshire County Council, put together by the BME Network with support from their corporate equality group.
Massive thanks to Alison Lewis.

Big Bad Wolf

Big bad wolf thumbnail

My latest Sojo animation ‘Big Bad Wolf’ has gone a little nuts over on our Sojo Facebook page, with over 30,000 views!  For a post that hasn’t been sponsored, that’s pretty BRILLIANT!   Well done to Amahrya, the little girl who created such a fabulous ending for the story, that everybody felt compelled to share it.

 

Many of you have been asking about the process and how the ‘Big Bad Wolf’ became the animation it is.  I promise I will write a blog post explaining all… but for now, you could have a peek at this lovely Cameo Launch article all about Sojo Animation! Eeeeeek!  I gave away quite a lot of secrets, so check it out 🙂

Did you come along to Nottingham Lakeside Arts for the children’s animation workshop? Well here is our finished film!

no headed monster

Here it is, all of your amazing creations in one lovely animation.

I just want to say how much I enjoyed working with all of you.  To think that our youngest animator was only 4 years old and our oldest was 12 years old!  You all worked so brilliantly together, and the characters you created were awesome.

I hope you all feel super proud.

 

Also I’d like to say thank you to Nottingham Lakeside Arts.  It is always such gorgeous place to work, building wise, but also staff wise.  You’re all lovely!

 

‘Big Bad Wolf’ is a new Sojo animation created mostly by a 4 year old girl.

big bad wolf original doodle by a four year old girl

I can’t tell you how excited I am about sharing this Sojo animation with all of you.  It’s coming very soon and will be uploaded to the Sojo Animation YouTube Channel, where you can see all of my personal work in the same place, plus a selection of my favourite commissioned pieces.

The ‘Big Bad Wolf’ is particularly brilliant because all of the audio was taken from a one to one play session I was lucky to run, with a little girl called Amahrya.  Both the wolf and the little girl who feature in this animation are voiced by Amahrya, as she wanted to switch roles multiple times so I was able to chop and paste her two little characters together.

She is such a funny little creative genius and I can’t wait to share the finished film.

Not long now 🙂

 

‘The Creative Indian Garden’ with Sojo and The Spark Arts

  

 I absolutely LOVE receiving emails from The Spark Arts asking for me to join them for an event, and I shall tell you why.  

The Spark Arts are, firstly, a wonderfully enthusiastic and positive team of creative people who are open to infinite possibilities when it comes to fresh ways to bringing the arts to children; giving visual artists, like me, the opportunity to have a lovely flexible brief to work with.  And secondly they are fully tapped into the creative scene in Leicester, with strong links to the community.  The Spark Arts rely on teams of, quite frankly, brilliant volunteers who help with many of their events and I would like to say a gigantic thank you to the team of volunteers I had with me on Monday.  They were AWESOME! 
This was my pet rhino for the day. We grabbed a quick photo before the event kicked off.

   
   
Ok…so it was rainy. When I say rainy, I mean it! But the crazy weather didn’t stop our Sojo marquee from bursting with beautiful balloon flowers, snakes and headdresses all created by the hundreds of wonderful families who braved the sogginess into Leicester City Centre.