Art in Motion
Celebrate the art of storytelling with eye-catching motion and mood-filled sounds.
Art in Motion animation in video shorts.
Zen Temple Animation.
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”
Relaxing snow animated.
“It takes a snowflake two hours to fall from cloud to earth. Can’t you just see it’s slow, peaceful descent?”
–Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Street Art Animation.
“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.”
Ocean pier animation.
“That’s one of the peculiar things about bad moods – we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true.”
— David D. Burns
Seasons that move you.
Animated American Flag.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can sset upon the freedom of my mind.”
Relaxing pool water ripples.
“People are just as happy as they make their minds to be.”
“On the Surface.”
“If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in?”
Whoa! watch out for the curve ahead.
This is truly motion in art. First, as a photo, there’s the motion of taillights rushing around the corner. That driver was in such a rush. Did they even enjoy the gorgeous fall leaves?
Fall aspen animation with an impressionist touch.
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
Holidays brought to life.
“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.”
– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
What could be more haunting than a cemetery with bats flying overhead to tell the story of Halloween?
Though we don’t talk about it openly, death is one of our oldest curiosities as humans. And while we might be curious about the macabre, we prefer things to make sense to us. Halloween gives us a bit of control over exposing ourselves to what seems scary. On Halloween, we know there will be frights. But we can manage through them. It is a lot of fun, just like this video.
Creepy Halloween video.
“We do not fear the unknown. We fear what we project onto the unknown.”
Christmas animation nativity scene.
“And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent…”
“One Night Under Starlight.”
How easy it is to get caught up in the rush of the holidays and lose sight of the meaning. For that reason, I wanted to capture the spirit of Christmas. In my mind, I envisioned a nativity art scene set in the desert with Mary, Joseph, and the wise men silhouetted by the night sky.
I grew up with a beautiful nativity set that my mom set out every December. As a little girl, I played with all the animals, talked to baby Jesus, and moved the wise men through their travels. So naturally, I thought of them with my idea. Two years ago, I asked my mom if I could borrow the cast for a day or two.
And crazy enough, we traveled about four hours to the border of Arizona and California to the Imperial Sand Dunes to create the scene. For more of the story, and the little scares along the way, take a look at this journal post. I was ultimately pleased with the photo, and then this year, decided I’d like to put this scene in motion. Enjoy the twinkling stars and peaceful guitar rendition of “Silent Night” by Julyan Brynn as you contemplate the true spirit of Christmas.
Neon Night animation scene.
“When I look at the northern lights … I see our ancestors dancing around a sacred fire, lighting the way for us when it’s time for us to cross over from this physical world and join them.”–Molly Larkin