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« on: October 29, 2013 01:14:33 PM »



For the OTT swap, I made a  miniature cemetery( about 3.5 inches) for my partner. It is inspired by the musicians from the movie "The Nightmare before Christmas".


The three musicians play a discordant tune in the cemetery.

The fish-accordion player jumps on rhythm.


The giant worm-saxophone player swings and rotate from side to side.




The guitarist plays with his hands.

Behind the musicians, there is a willow tree, a red rose grows in front of a tombstone and a skeleton comes dances at the entrance of the crypt.


I made the mechanism from wood, glass and metal.




You can see it move here.
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013 01:29:02 PM »

Thank you. It will be rocked, pinned to my Holy Crap folder and shared. LOVE it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013 03:00:40 PM »

What a totally awesome creation. I am beyond words at this moment. Can I come to your house and play with it?  Grin I am working on a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for early December, and am frantically trying to get the movie, watched it before, but years ago, and no true TV now...this totally rocks...and I did rock for you. What a wonderful project. I love art with moving parts. This one looks complicated, and must have taken a bunch of time.
Neat theme, neat interpretation. Love the metal look. Steam punk, anyone? You have a done a fine job with this. Thanks for sharing the wonderful eye candy!

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013 03:09:21 PM »

Totally awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2013 03:56:45 PM »

Oh for crying out loud!  Would you stop already with the awesomeness? You're killin' me, ma'am, just killin me.

Rocked, pinned, blah blah blah.  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2013 06:10:50 PM »

Oh for crying out loud!  Would you stop already with the awesomeness? You're killin' me, ma'am, just killin me.

Rocked, pinned, blah blah blah.  Tongue

What she said.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013 08:31:38 PM »

Thank you. It will be rocked, pinned to my Holy Crap folder and shared. LOVE it.

If I had a "Holy Crap" board on pinterest, this would definitely go there! WOW WOW WOW!!! The video of it moving is so amazing. Brilliant job.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013 11:31:44 PM »

Thanks a lot to all! Cheesy

It will be rocked, pinned to my Holy Crap folder and shared. LOVE it.
It's an excellent idea to have a Holy crap folder. I feel honored that the cemetery will be in it. Thanks a lot.

What a totally awesome creation... I love art with moving parts...Thanks for sharing the wonderful eye candy!
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I love arts with moving parts too. Maybe it's the kid in me?
I had planned to use stone and metal but after looking at pictures from the movie, I decided all metal to try to convey the mood of the movie.
Perhaps you could watch the movie on your computer? It's a movie that really grew on me.
Thanks a lot for all the compliments. I am grateful for the rocking!

Totally awesome!
Thank you!

Oh for crying out loud!  Would you stop already with the awesomeness? You're killin' me, ma'am, just killin me.
Rocked, pinned, blah blah blah.  Tongue
Ah, ah, you make me smile! Thanks so much for the pinning and rocking.

What she said.  Cheesy
Thank you very much!

Thank you. It will be rocked, pinned to my Holy Crap folder and shared. LOVE it.

If I had a "Holy Crap" board on pinterest, this would definitely go there! WOW WOW WOW!!! The video of it moving is so amazing. Brilliant job.
Thanks a bunch!
This was my first time uploading a video. I learned something new today!
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013 08:38:07 AM »

Whoa, this is off the charts! Your animated art is so amazing. I'm glad I don't know where your swap partner lives, or I would have to seriously consider a little larceny.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013 09:02:01 AM »

Wowzers! You madam are incredibly talented!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013 07:53:34 PM »

Oh for crying out loud!  Would you stop already with the awesomeness? You're killin' me, ma'am, just killin me.

Rocked, pinned, blah blah blah.  Tongue

What she said.  Cheesy

Ditto.  Hah!  Yet one more amazing piece of art by a talented woman.  The amount of details in your creations astounds me.  It's as though you make something, let it sit, add to it, think some more,  etc.  I can't imagine that many ideas coming out at one time; my head would explode.  Love it.  Love it.  Love it.  It would look great next to MY treehouse my dear!
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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2013 08:03:42 PM »

Whoa, this is off the charts! Your animated art is so amazing. I'm glad I don't know where your swap partner lives, or I would have to seriously consider a little larceny.  Cheesy

Do you need a partner in crime?

Astounding, yoopidou, just astounding!
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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2013 12:30:30 AM »

Whoa, this is off the charts! Your animated art is so amazing. I'm glad I don't know where your swap partner lives, or I would have to seriously consider a little larceny.  Cheesy
Do you need a partner in crime?
Astounding, yoopidou, just astounding!

Ah, ah, I would not want to lead any of you to a life of crime! Grin Maybe IYP is a better answer! Wink
Thanks a lot for liking what I created.

Wowzers! You madam are incredibly talented!  Smiley
Oh, you make me blush! Thank you very much for the compliments.

Ditto.  Hah!  Yet one more amazing piece of art by a talented woman.  The amount of details in your creations astounds me.  It's as though you make something, let it sit, add to it, think some more,  etc.  I can't imagine that many ideas coming out at one time; my head would explode.  Love it.  Love it.  Love it.  It would look great next to MY treehouse my dear!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You are right, it's a long process and I keep adding to it. At one point, I have to follow an advice my grandpa used to give: "Better is the enemy of good" and be satisfied with the object and not risk ruining it by wanting to add to it to obtain more perfection or more details.
You make me think about animating an inchie house, especially the I-house or the tree house. The result would be fun but they are very tiny...thinking about it...

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You make me think about animating an inchie house, especially the I-house or the tree house. The result would be fun but they are very tiny...thinking about it...

Oh my gourd!!! Can you imagine making the iHouse shake with all those eyeballs?  What a great idea!!!  The platform could be mobile.  It'd be neat in gray patterns with black highlights with the white and black eyeballs.  Even just making it tilt from side to side.  And maybe a chimney that does something.  And some gears that turn or just move.  Oh the possibilities.
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2013 06:53:06 PM »

Making the eyes move was what I thought too. You have lots of neat ideas, you could make a great animated house!
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2013 04:02:02 PM »

I just love this to pieces!
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« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2013 04:47:22 PM »

Yoopidou - I've got a bunch of quilts in the works right now.  But I do think an animated house is  next on the list. 

Have you seen Ludi's Woodland Fairytale Tree House? It's under Misc/Completed Projects.

The way she put together the levels?  Can you imagine doing that as an inchie house?  And then covering with that claycrete/paper mache stuff?  Oh the possibilities. 
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2013 10:48:05 PM »

This definitely ROCKS! This is completely amazing! And its so tiny too!!! You are incredibly talented!
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2013 08:54:50 AM »

Very impressive!
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2013 05:49:32 PM »

Thanks MissingWillow, Mandykaye and Sarcastra.  Cheesy
You inspire me to create some more.
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« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2013 07:04:56 PM »

I am the proud recipient of this amazing cemetery!  (To those of you contemplating theft, be warned:  I have an attack cat!   Wink)  Halloween may be over but I can't bear to remove it from it's spot of honor on my mantle.  I play it once a day.  So much detail and care went into this beautiful automaton!  Each musician has it's own character and I love watching them dance!  It could not rock more!!  Thanks again, Yoopidou!!!!!
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wow you did an amazing job!
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« Reply #22 on: November 05, 2013 08:45:57 PM »

Thanks a lot Calixita and Paypahchasa. It feels good to know you like it!
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2013 11:15:40 AM »

WOW. I am stunned speechless!!
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Oh my gosh, this is seriously so amazing!!
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Thanks a lot! Grin Super happy!
This inspires me to create more automaton, just right now!
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Awesome project, yoopidou!
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2014 05:38:28 PM »

I am so proud to own this fabulous example of "the Best of 2013"!!  Since it was far too fabulous to only display at Halloween, it still sits above my mantle for daily admiring!!!

Congratulations, Yoopidou!!!!!!!!!!!!
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