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31 Nightmares 2018: The 18th

There is a very soft spot in my heart for this next installment to our 31 Nightmares.

Over the Garden Wall is a family-friendly fascet of the horror genre, with drips of mystery & dark fantasy sprinkled in. Ever since its premiere, the miniseries has been a treasured fall season tradition in our home.

I was lucky enough a few years ago to get a physical copy on DVD to what I consider to be a storytelling masterpiece.

The visuals and sort of retro feel to the entire thing stir up some sort of nostalgic emotions in me. I’m not sure why, but every time we get ready to sit down and watch it this time of year and that gorgeous piano theme starts up, my eyes start to well up a bit. Maybe it’s the fact that it reminds me of pieces of my own childhood. Maybe it’s the adorable characters. Maybe, just maybe, it’s the fact that my son loves it as much as I do.

Whatever the case is, it is definitely worth seeking out.

Oh yes, and my son wants you all to know this is our favorite song from the series:

(We still sing & dance along to it to this day.)


This has been

Day 18

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Sleepy Sundays: Flashes Of

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There’s some floral sets I’m going to be rolling out through this spring. Today though, I’ve decided to share something different. This animation is from a past project I recently scrapped at the top of this year. Even though the project itself has been trashed, I decided to keep some of my transitions, designs, and animations to use on other projects.

This happens to be one of those animations. It marked the arrival of a character in the story’s plot. Something told me that today would be a good day to share it.

Have you ever tossed something into the fire only to go back and grab it before it turns to ash?

Have a flashy Sunday!

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Sleepy Sundays: Oh So Quiet

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I’m sharing two artworks again today to make up for some lost time. The future is a bit uncertain. I’m in a tremendous amount of pain as I type this, so I’ll keep this short.

I hope those of you that celebrate holidays around this time of year are all having a peaceful time among friends and/or family.

For those of you that aren’t, I simply wish you love, and some peace of mind.

Have a restful Sunday

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Sleepy Sundays: An Escape

An Escape

I’ll keep this one short and sweet since I know a lot of you are celebrating spring breaks and holiday weekends. This is simply a little something soothing for your Sunday.

Are you on a spring vacation? I sure hope so. Let us all escape the madness. 🙂 

Have a peaceful Sunday!

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Sneak Peeks

Working on Alicia while juggling my everyday life and work has been a blast. Getting to bring these tiny worlds to life for you has been like therapy. Look forward to the reveal of more characters coming up later this month. You will get to meet the adorable cast of characters and get to know them during my Character Profiles. Pretty soon we will be honing in on an official release date for the first episode. All of the sound, art, and animation are starting to flow together and the project is nearing completion.

Thank you for showing such love and excitement for this!

Love,

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