[Sorry to be repeating this for those who've already seen it, but I felt the need to break this out into it's own post for the Photo-Heart Connection offering for June. This little animation just plain makes me happy. ;-) ]
The other part of Kim's 2B (Beyond Beyond) lesson for the week was to create an animated gif. I've been thinking about this one for a few months now ... We live in Wisconsin, with snowy winters. We heat our house with wood. The beds are piled high with quilts to keep us warm after the fire goes out for the night. One of the Joys of Winter is to snuggle down into a drift of blankets. Cozy and warm. Even better to be "made" into the bed. My husband is such a Sweetie about this. He gets a kick out of the fact that I am so easily amused. It makes me feel like a kid again--like playing with parachutes in gym class. Remember that? The silk drifting down ...
Here's a sketch from my photo-ideas journal. He looks like a beardie-weirdie, but don't let that scare you. He's a sweetie! You can tell by the smile on his face.
The quilt is one I made for my grandfather. It came back to me after his death. For him, I called it The Orange Blossom Breeze Quilt. But since I fell in love with ABC's Once Upon a Time, I've been calling it The Enchanted Forest. I LOVE this quilt.
As for the photography, I figured out how to set the camera to take continuous shots with 1 press of the button. So I laid on the bed, with the camera focused on CL's face. He smiled and joyfully tossed the quilt again and again. I wound up with about 300 pictures to sift through. Whew! What a job to distill it down to just 8 for the animation. This was a lot of fun! I highly recommend it. ;-)
My Very Supportive and Wonderful Sweetie.