[I’ve just recently re-posted this iMovie video to share with you all, along with the description below. It’s a Helenbobelen classic. Forgiveness is always in style…forgiveness is always in style.
P.S. For all you Portlandieres: fellow uber-talented, recently-moved-to-Portland-from-S.F. artist Lisa Congdon will be sharing some quality “agudezas” at the Norse at 2:30pm tomorrow, April 18th.
P.S.S. I’m taking a short breather from selling in my shops here, on “holiday mode”, but I’ll be creating and dreaming up some new things to show you when I return!]
Suriso, The Picture Book, and now the iMovie, is created purely by grace and the kind support from encouraging friends. Suriso’s theme is about art, persistence, courage, and forgiveness.
Helen creates the original pictures from ink and paper backgrounds, coupled with colorful collages rendered from magazines. She writes several drafts of the fable (based on “The Boy Who Drew Cats” combined with an ancient island prayer for amnesty).
Each of the paper backgrounds are approximately 11H x 8.5W inches and she uses a regular pair of scissors along with white glue to assemble each page. Some of the collages are color-copied and re-shaped. Thereafter, each page is printed out and the scanned again.
The story’s text is edited again and eventually combined with the illustrations on computer.
Several months later, the images, along with final text, are combined with music generated from Garageband in iMovie.
Due to the pace of the words flashing across the screen, the iMovie is really a picture book for grown-ups, but toddlers and kids love to dance to the music and revel in the colorful computer images. And also to note, most toddlers and kids inherently understand providing immediate amnesty towards Life’s situations, simply because they’re present.
This story is available to purchase – when Helenbobelen returns from her breather – in PDF (for children) and DVD formats at helenbobelen.com’ s Suriso’s Picture Book Page.