Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Happy Christmas everyone!This year we spent Christmas with Josh's sister Lani, who came from Hawaii!
Ever wanted to see Josh in a kilt? No? Well, too bad.This is when we attended the Christmas party for the Scottish bagpipe band where Katie plays a snare drum.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

North Pole Workshop (Part 2)

I’m trying to make an annual tradition for myself to design themed attractions for different seasons. I have one for St. Patrick’s Day and one for Christmas. This is an interior attraction/experience which acts like a small theme park. It allows visitors to explore Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole, while also providing educational attractions that explain various elements of the Christmas season. This post picks up where my last post from Christmas 2006 left off (click HERE to read last year’s).
I’m starting to paint my rough drawings from last year. Here is the North Pole landmark.And the exterior of the Entrance Building/Room.The Entrance Building/Room contains all kinds of Christmas imagery such as toy soldiers, nutcrackers, Christmas trees, lights, toys, etc. Everything is deigned to look like it’s made of wood using large round friendly shapes. The room is one big circle where the visitors enter from large double doors on the south side. On the north side is a large, round, stylized Christmas tree that appears to be halfway embedded in the wall. On the east side is a very large fire place that actually functions as the Front Desk.On the west side is a solider box and inside stands a large six foot tall Nutcracker.Four large toy soldiers stand against the walls.This room will come to life with various forms of effects and animatronics. A secret entrance through the Christmas Tree will be revealed and lead the visitors to the Workshop.Till next year ...

Saturday, December 15, 2007


Here she is in her 2001: A Space Odyssey pose.Yes, she has feet.Yes, she has hands.And the first obligatory embarrassing naked picture.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Last Christmas Nut

Last Christmas I made a fake teaser trailer for The Nutcracker as if it was a live action film based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's book. You can read more about it HERE.

If you missed seeing it or would like to see it again, you can watch this version in Quicktime:

Or this version I have on YouTube:

If you would like to have a high res version please send me an email at jkkenfield@gmail.com.