It’s time I dedicated a post every now and again to the prolific creativity of my fantastic family. They, after all, are responsible for my creative obsession, talent and drive. I certainly miss being in an environment where ideas bounce off every surface, jokes & references are continually made to classic films & quirky discoveries and trains of thought are followed through conversations to become elaborate plans, scripts, designs and usually end in peals of laughter and an over-excited little dog jumping about.
Fothergill Film | The Legend of Babushka (Animation)
The first, recent creation I want to focus on, I cannot emphasise enough my admiration for. My brother Henry is following a path towards film making & directing, and has just finished a project he has been working on for several years in collaboration with a story-teller, Chloe (of the Midnight Storytellers). The influences that I know that lie behind so much work span from the Belleville Rendez-vous, Jan Svankmajer, The Science of Sleep, and many many more sources. He will be starting a course in Film Production & Cinematography next year, and I just can’t wait to see what he produces! For now, I’m blown away by the beauty of this.
Fothergills Inc | Mum & Grandmothers’ Cotswolds Gardening Project…
So back in the beautiful (but misty, cold & wet too I’m sure at this time of year) Cotswold hills, some creations have been under way. My mother has revived a blog that we created to record some of our fun family collaborations which we entitled “Fothergills Inc.” to follow her progress transforming the garden in our new house from over-grown, rubbish-filled, eclectic madness to country cottage garden, with allotment, swingseat, garden-house and a perfect array of plants & apple trees. I’m so impressed at her patio, allotment, and raised swing-seat area skills, all built so far by hand from re-used items found littered around the place.
She has even forayed into little drawings of the birds on our feeder, since we adore wildlife and all things country. What a lovely thing to be able to sit in your office and watch birds outside darting around under the apple tree! So make sure you stop by on Fothergills Inc!