Monday, March 28, 2011

Inspiration / collaboration

If you've never seen the movie The Secret of the Kells, you must. It's mesmerizing. This story is a fictionalized animation of a young monk named Brendan and the creation of the Book of Kells. Nothing makes my mouth water for pens, inks, and pigments like the Book of Kells and illuminated writings. I dream of one day learning the art in depth. But for now, I am content with my scribbles while pretending to be Brendan.

My daughter Bronwyn has been interested in film, and is teaching herself how to make short vignettes. I'm so proud of her. Not only did she record and edit one of my prayer journal doodlings, but she mixed in the music, which comes from the soundtrack CD she bought me for Christmas, titled Brendan et le Secret de Kells. In a word, inspiring. I listen to it constantly, especially while doodling. Well done, Bron.


video


"How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom You made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
There is the sea, vast and spacious,
teeming with creatures beyond number--
Living things both large and small.
There the ships go to and fro,
and the leviathan, which you formed
to frolic there."

Psalm 104: 24-26



Joining Emily today
Imperfect prose

36 comments:

Zach said...

Well done. I liked watching you create, if only for a snippet of time. I look forward to seeing the finished work.

Vicki said...

just when i think the curious acorn family can't get any awesomer....ya'll gets awesomer. how do you do it? it just comes naturally i suppose...

Tamara @ Living Palm said...

i loved everything about this post -- thank you!

Jodi said...

Vicki,awww shucks, girl friend. We're just a bunch of nuts. hehehe

cathy said...

Just a bunch of nuts perhaps, but a bunch with the inspired kernels of life inside!

-t- said...

fun, beauty, creativity... reminds me of our Maker :)

Lisa notes... said...

I’ve never seen The Secret of the Kells but you make me want to. Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Sounds like a good movie, enjoyed the music and short film your daughter put together. You could do a series of lessons in art. :-)

Joybird said...

Jodi, I love your doodles! I know I've told you that before, but they're inspiring. And now I have to go rent that movie. The music is beautiful.

Nancy said...

Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! I can't believe I got to watch you doodle. To Celtic music, no less! More, I want more! More! Mucho thanks to your daughter.

Misty said...

love the celtic music. been to see the book of kells (inspired, no less).
love seeing you "doodle"... i wish i could worship in doodles.

Linda said...

One word--wonderful.

alittlebitograce said...

The book of Kells captured my imagination when I first heard of them. Just thinking about it makes me happy. :)

I heart your prayer journal. Thanks so much for sharing it again, especially in this fashion. Your daughter is quite talented, just like her mama. :)

Brian Miller said...

have not seent he movie..putting it on the list...adn what a wonderful vid...love art journaling...

Undeserving Grace said...

I haven't seen or heard of it til now but you have peaked my curiousness! I love learning new things it feels like I keep my mind from closing when I do. thank you for sharing! O yea thankful Thurs is going on today if you wanna join us :)
{tara} from Undeserving Grace

Emily Young said...

Bron is a talented videographer - she did a great, steady slow zoom in, which is really hard. And I like how she timed the music perfectly with the clip. Well done Bron!

We will definitely have to check out the movie!

Stacy said...

Loved watching you doodle. Bron needs to come visit...my husband is a terrible videographer, but makes a mean cup of tea, so I keep him ;)

Jodi said...

Thanks for the encouragement you all gave Bronwyn. She's quite creative and thoughtful, and I enjoy having her as my partner in crafty crime. Stacy, Bron said she'd love to visit you since she loves tea. :)

I hope this inspires you all to give prayer journal doodling a try; you'd be amazed at how it helps you to keep your mind on what you're praying for. And what comes out during doodling is just the added bonus.

Leslie said...

This is WONDERFUL! She has a great eye and a steady hand, as well as a gift for pulling it together into an artistic and cohesive whole.

Thanks for a lovely post to distract me on a sick day. (and thanks for your prayers, I am incrementally better and hoping for more.)

Kerrie said...

beautiful, Jodi! My husband and I just watched "The Secret of Kells" and loved it...what a great job your daughter did in creating this.

Rambling Heather said...

Oooooo cant wait to watch this movie, thanks for the words and suggestion!

Craig said...

Dropping in for the first time from Emily's.

I especially liked how your daughter softened the music at the end - just a whisper of music as you finished the doodle. Made me smile.

God bless you and yours.

Jodi said...

Craig, thats how she planned it and she'll appreciate the notice.

Carrie Burtt said...

Love this post Jodi....now I have to see that movie!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Joy Lake said...

Love it! Scribbles?!?! Psh! You make a great Brendan. Love your picture especially with the music. Why didn't you include a picture of our own Panger Ban? ;D

Jodi said...

Because I don't like that he wakes me up at 3am every day. For no good reason, I might add. When I ask, "WHAT?", he just saunters out of the room with his tail curved in that question mark shape. He's more like the Cat in the Hat.

Bethany Ann said...

you're fun.

Emily Young said...

P.S. Whyyyyyy does PBS have to leave us hanging all the time? I don't want to wait for January to finish Downton Abbey! :(

Jodi said...

Emily, I KNOWWWWWWW! And speaking of waiting, 2012 or 2013 for The Hobbit--part 1. :P

Southern Gal said...

This is all so inspiring, Jodi. Thanks for sharing your journaling with us.

Kati patrianoceu said...

That's so sweet, on so many levels!!! What a sweet daughter you have.

emily wierenga said...

jodi... i am forever in awe of how you used mixed media to make worship. i love coming here. never stop creating.

Jenn @ Spejory said...

We just watched this movie this winter. I enjoyed it, too. It's so visually inspiring, I can see how it makes you want to create.

Joybird said...

Hey Jodi,
You inspired me to do a digitally illustrated journal. It was really fun!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

How did I miss this?
I blame the children. hehehe.

Okay so, doodles are not the right word for it. And I love it.

deb colarossi said...

I'm here to say that I'll be back after my run to read this with coffee and a clear head...
I've missed you.

And now I now that we are forever friends...
I wanted to name my second baby, if a girl, Bronwyn. But I got nothing but grief from my friends and family.... and decided on Deanna.
How bizarre/amazing is that?! I still think it's the most beautiful of names .

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