Sunday, March 06, 2011

Mean!

I've mentioned here that my teenaged daughter, Miss C, has had her own difficult experiences with bullying at school. I should not have been surprised -- but I was -- when she showed me the latest computer animation she was working on. Digital animation is her passion, and she has taught herself to do incredible stop-motion animations, using imagery from a game she likes and using a variety of software including Photoshop. I love seeing her explore her creative passion and how she continues to learn new techniques and try different things. But most of all, I'm so impressed at how she's use her creative expression to tackle subject matter that is so personal and has been so difficult for her.

So, to Taylor Swift's song "Mean,", here's her newest animation:

12 comments:

Helen Conway said...

Caroline this is AMAZING!!!! Not only are you going to end up living in a big ole city you are going to be way up there in a penthouse and I am going to be telling everyone that i knew you way back when!

Gerrie said...

Oh, my! I am blown away! Wonderful work, Miss C!!

Ms. Jan said...

Very powerful stuff and very well done!!

Joanne S said...

WOW!!!! Very nicely done Miss C!!!

Jeannie said...

Miss C! You are amazing! Your talents are going to take you way beyond the big city.

Kristin L said...

Nicely done Miss C!

Terry said...

This is incredible! So well done, artistically and so right on. Makes me smile big and want to cry at the same time. And that is GOOD!!

Karen Rips said...

This is a great video, I want to save it for my grandaughter to see.

Candied Fabrics said...

This is awesome - she's channeling all that negative energy into something positive. Here's hoping it helps! :-)

Christine Thresh said...

Powerful. I am impressed. It was disturbing and I could not watch it all the way through.

Mom said...

Miss C,
I don't know you, don't know your mom, just happened upon her blog...but I have worked with a lot of young people, have 5 kids of my own...and from that perspective I must congratulate you on an outstanding piece of work.
I am not a you tube person, but think maybe it should be there, too...and then picked up by the networks, as they sometime do.. and shown to the world.
Let them see the strength that will soon face them down!
Cecile

Plum Cox said...

Brilliant! Amazing what a talent.
I'd never heard the song before, but the graphics completely bring it to life. I am sending a link to my teenage neices.... thank you for sharing.