Sarah Walsh’s Promise Is Revealed…

Hi Lilla and the Studio Ladies!

So last Tuesday I made a promise to Lilla that I would make a little video. It all started with a much needed Skype chat with Lilla. I was needing a creative boost and some guidance on what kind of personal projects to work on. I shared some cut paper characters with her that I had been doing for fun. I really enjoyed working on them because I got to use gouache, paper and colored pencil all at once. A messy process I quite like. Then I would cut them out from the background and they became these little puppets in a way. The process brings me back to being a little kid. Lilla and I were having a lot of fun playing and chatting about my cut paper pals. So much fun in fact, that she suggested I should make a video of them. She told me to make two. One I really liked and one that was totally different than the other. YIKES….So here we are. I decided to focus on one character for the video I REALLY wanted to do. The other video is me just showing the different characters. The goal for this video was to “try’ to get used to being in front of the camera and talking about my process. The kicker!? Both had to be under a minute. This was really hard. I managed to keep one under a minute but the demonstrative/process one was just too hard. Timing issues aside, this was such a fun project and I actually can’t wait to make more!!! It got me out of my head and usual comfort zone and forced me to think out of the box a bit. Thanks Lilla!!!

Below is the video demonstrating my process…



ps: For more about my work check me out here:  www.sarahwalshmakesthings.com


  • Love, love, love! Paper dolls and puppets are favorites of mine, too. The story of the leopard changing her spots is adorable. Yay for Lilla’s encouragement and double-yay for Sarah’s *courage*. More videos, please!

    February 10, 2015
  • So many creative ways to show your voice. Amazing job, Sarah!

    February 10, 2015
  • I’m floored! Amazing and colorful little animation with a ton of personality – love it! And you are adorable too – thanks for sharing your process.

    February 10, 2015
  • Yes, Colee. Isn’t Sarah adorable in a quirky way?

    February 10, 2015
  • Aww… Thanks Sarah, that was lovely! Adorable animation, I feel inspired to have a go! You are awesome!

    February 10, 2015
  • <3 <3 <3 your videos! And the Wednesday Giffy Pops on your blog, too! Thank you for your leopard's message, in particular. S/he is a great storyteller.

    by Lena
    February 10, 2015
  • I love your little film, gorgeous and with a lovely message. And it’s great to see the artist behind the work, to hear a bit about your relationship with Lilla and how creative and nurturing it is, good stuff!

    by Catherine Chalmers
    February 10, 2015
  • LOVE these videos, Sarah! So glad Lilla encouraged you to do these. xo JoJo

    February 10, 2015
  • Thanks, Joanne!

    February 10, 2015
  • So many wonderful and encouraging words. Thanks so much everyone! And Lena, thx for the GiffyPop love. I’ve neglected that a bit and need to give it some love. Catherine, Lilla is very very nurturing and super positive. I’m a very lucky lady indeed.

    February 10, 2015
  • P. S. A very special thank you to Lilla, Joanne and Reine for helping make this little project happen. Reine-the super tech queen, Joanne, the grammar “guru” ( I won’t give away your super hero identity) and last but not least, Lilla the fairy art mother. Our chat was worth a million bucks and I appreciate you so very much. I appreciate all of you so much :) xoxox

    February 10, 2015
  • This is absolutely wonderful Sarah! Love seeing the video of you and your paper cut animals are adorable – I will take the leopard’s advice on staying positive and not giving up when things get hard! Thanks again xx

    February 17, 2015
  • We love you, Sarah! xo

    February 27, 2015
  • dang. such a love fest here. thank you Lilla! love you tooo. you guys rock my world daily.

    February 28, 2015

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