(Kaleido)Scope out what I made! Here’s a little spin on a toy that sparked my childhood creativity and brought excitement to the ordinary. I was listening to the lyrics of this Willy Wonka song and got inspired to make something that visually brings you into the world of my creation. I hope this animation sparks your creativity & brings back that moment of childhood wonder! A little note from behind the scenes: while filming inside a kaleidoscope isn’t my typical style of artwork, it was equally as challenging to get right! I knew I needed a bright and colorful surrounding to capture. So imagine me, in a candy store with an actual kaleidoscope balancing on my phone, spinning in circles while filming that clip through my small camera lens. Yeah, that happened. It took me 17 attempts & 30 minutes to film. Meanwhile kids were running around me, and the shop workers were staring at me - the weirdo spinning in circles in the back corner of the store. I finished filming & bought a bag of salt water taffy to reward myself…and to pay the candy store “rent” for my time spent creating. I’ll have to go today to show them the final piece of what I was busy making. Truthfully….I just want an excuse to go back to the candy store! ;)

I’m a fangirl of winter, but thanks to Snoopy my favorite kind of snow happens in the summer…in a tiny cup with cherry syrup drizzled on top. When I was a kid I was never lucky enough to own a Snoopy Sno-Cone machine, but clearly I still think about it. Here’s a little throwback to our childhood and to the treats that made it fun! ‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬

In honor of ‪#‎FashionWeek‬ kicking off in New York I couldn’t resist animating a throwback to fashion! Here’s to our childhood creations & to the days when we bravely dreamt that we could be anything….even fashion designers! PS it’s never too late to follow your childhood dreams!‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ ‪#‎tbt‬

It’s my 2 year animation anniversary!!! Words cannot tell you how thankful I am for all your support along the way. In 2013 I taught myself how to animate by using the Instagram app. Little did I know that something which started as a hobby would so quickly change the course of my life! Within 2 months of creating my first animation I quit my day job and turned illustrating & animating into my full time career! Since my first piece, “Make Something & Grow”, I have made 162 animations! In honor of‪#‎ThrowbackThursday‬ here is a look back at some of my favorite creations! Thank you for watching me grow along the way, I simply can’t wait to see what we *make* of the future!

This ‪#‎throwback‬ animation is my tribute to Banksy & his epic visit to New York! Almost 2 years ago Banksy spent a full month creating art & excitement around the city. Every day he would make something new on the walls of New York & hundreds would search the streets to find his hidden work. It was brilliant & inspiring to watch. In this animation I feature his clever creation, “Graffiti Is A Crime”. It was the 1st piece that he created out of 31 total, and is personally one of my favorites! Banksy - whoever & where ever you are, I want you to know that you inspire me!

Well friends, I’m back from Europe! Thanks to all of you who were watching along the way. I wanted to creatively share some of my photos from my trip with you. Leave it to my old school View-Master to help me out, #ThrowbackThursday style. Here are some of my favorite shots, you can see the rest at!