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  • Listening to: Paul Simon - You can call me Al
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Hi my lovely art friends!!

Hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to update my journal for many reasons.

One being that I miss you guys!! :)

Two, I got to be apart of a great photo-shoot with my co-worker/friend Diana. This shoot was basically to showcase a new line of purses for coach. :) Here's the behind the scenes to the shoot...bunkertales.blogspot.com/. I'll post the final photos when she updates her blog!! (btw, I'm, by no means, a professional model, just helped her out for this shoot ;) ) haha.  

Third, just wanted to give a shout out to my husband, :iconryantottle: He just landed a job in the talent development program at Disney's Feature Animation studio in Burbank, California!! I'm so very proud of him, he's super talented and very deserving of this great opportunity! I hope everyone will support him while he's there. I miss him very much! :)

In other news, I'd like to tell you a little bit about a Blue Sky Studios 3D animation art show, happening at the Norman Rockwell Museum!!



There's going to be a lot of behind the scenes artwork including a replica of our own sculpting room, with shelves full of old and new maquettes!! Should be a fun time!

For more information on how to RSVP go here: www.nrm.org/2011/05/ice-age-to…

Also, I just finished a few sculpts! Hope to share them with you soon, so stay tuned!

Love always,

Alena
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Alena's Blog >>>>>> www.alenawooten.blogspot.com/

Alena's Basic Sculpting Tutorial >>> mumbojumbo.deviantart.com/jour…

My husband, Ryan's blog >>>>>>> www.ryantottle.blogspot.com/
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Geo-Geo Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice behind the scenes photo shoot, and Big Up to Ryan for the position.
The exhibit sounds like a blast, wish I could go. I hope all is well :wave:
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tRuCciE Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wished the exhibition was at melbourne...
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Filmographer
YOU LIVE! :XD:

I wish I was closer to this event, I would totally go! Alas, I am in NH...
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goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Argh... curse my being located on the West coast, I really REALLY wanted to see some Horton Hears a Who artwork. Since an 'Art of" book was never released.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
You're on the west coast? That's a great thing isn't it? I mean weather wise, you guys are winning ;) I, too, wish there were art of books for Blue Sky's movies...
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goth-of-whoville Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah that I am, and truth be told, I MUCH prefer cold weather. Screw this 80 degree BS lol. Yeah, Is there any remaining art for Horton hears a Who? Particularily the character design for "Jojo"? I'd love to get a look at it.
I'm a film music scoring/composition student by the way, so maybe we'll end up working on the same project and not even know it someday! lol.
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quirkypink Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow tats lovely.... how do you go about geting into the talent development program at Disney? what are the pre-requisites?
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Here's some information for you if you're interested: [link] :)
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quirkypink Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooo thanx so much! :D
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andrewk Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
What? I just heard about one of my old animator friends ALSO landing a job as a story artist at Disney!

Wha...

Th--

Soooooooooooooooo.... should I ask if Disney was mass-hiring recently?

*SLAP!*

*rubs cheek* Okay I deserved that.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
hahaha *wack* Well I don't know if they were mass-hiring, but a few of my friends from Blue Sky are now working over there ;) So maaaaayyybbbeee?
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ledain Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i'd KILL to go to the show... but, mexico is mexico and i can't afford the trip.
:D congratulations to your husband!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
haha don't kill ;) Thanks for the lovely message...I'll try to take pics and show you guys on here if I do end up going!
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ledain Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ok i won't but just because you asked! :D
best of luck!
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agra19 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww I miss you too! Hope you are doing well :nod:

The show sounds awesome, it would be great to see all the pieces and work that is done at Blue Sky Studios :D Would love to work there one day! I’d like to focus on character design or storyboarding, tthen I see your wonderful sculptures and say “Man I wish I could do that!”

Take care of yourself! :heart:
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I'm doing as well as I can be without my husband here ;) Thanks!

I hope to go and take pics to share with you all! It would be even better if Blue Sky did art of books..:) Thanks for the lovely message! You should apply, we are always looking for talent!
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jakethestampede Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
can the location be changed to houston? .........yeah :D?
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
hahah I wish, I'd love to go to Houston! :) But you can always do a road trip ;) Good to hear from you Justin!!
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow- it all sounds fantastic Alena! I wish I could make it to see this exhibition! You've done wonderfully well for yourself! What a group to be involved with...look forward to seeing your latest work work. Take care. :)
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Hey Hey!! Nice to hear from you. I wish you could make it too, I'm eager to see how they recreate the sculpting room at Blue Sky. Thank you for such a lovely compliment :) It has been a journey indeed, and I'm grateful I have such a great job with great friends! Hope all is going well with you! You're work is always wonderful to look at! :)
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Boggleboy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:aww:It's nice to be a part of your journey in that I've one of the group here to see how far you've come sweetie! It's wonderful to see!

All is well enough here- staying busy and creating! I hope to be able to have a break to take photos of my latest stuff and upload here...LOTS of new stuff to show! :) Take care and I hope the exhibit is a hit. Of course, I'm sure it will be!
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I miss you, too. I would want to go to that event.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
You should go! I hope to go as well...though it's a bit far for me even ;)
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dynamicsketch Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me, too. =(
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Themrock Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
its great to see some life signs from you! And i would totally go to the show if i could.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Hiiii, good to hear from you Dirk! Life signs and more ;) How are you doing!?
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Themrock Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Unemployed but fine! Still made no move to send Bluesky my portfolio.
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aunnyd Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Hmmm...I might be in town for this. Just another reason for me to be in NYC that weekend!
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Yeah it would be great fun to have you there :) Btw, I would love to meet up with you guys when I'm there this coming weekend! I'll be out there from the 27th-2nd...Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday of next week? I don't know how busy you are, but it would be cool to grab food/drinks. :)
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aunnyd Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
$Heidi tells me we have something on the books? w00t!! Looking forward to it!
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ZackRI Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man that sounds like a good time. :) Too bad I'm in Virginia now.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
You can do a road trip ;) Hope all is well Zach!
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ZackRI Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty decent wooty. Hope you're doing well with your hubs :)
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only live 6hrs away by car so there's a good chance I'll be going. I've always been dying to get a better insight in to how these terrific pieces of artworks (3D/animated movies) are made! :)
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Nice!! I hope I can make it out there too, if you do end up going you'll have to let me know!
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secoh2000 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haven't heard back from the museum yet but I sent my reservation notice in! I see the co-founder of blue sky will even be there :D
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw man, I'd love to go to that show! I'm fascinated by the creative process behind animated movies. Wish I lived closer. *pouts*
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
:) No worries, I think they are planning to do a traveling show as well ;) Good to hear from you Artoveli! Hope all is well!
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Artoveli Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oo, a traveling show. That would be cool.
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Patineitor Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
sounds awesome! such a pitty I'm so far away :(
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
:) If I go, I'll take pics for you to see!
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Patineitor Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Awesome! You're the best!
I'll be waiting for them. Have tons of fun! :D
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andrewk Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I had to do a double-take to realize it was you who posted this after I read the title!

I went to the Norman Rockwell Museum once. Unfortunately it's the same weekend as the one my family's planning to see my grandfather, but I may not take that trip due to hating O'Hare Airport! Not sure how I'll get there myself then.

Rio was a great experience, and I loved how the animation had some of that fluidity from Horton. If I may say though, the story could've been better.
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MumboJumbo Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Heeeey Andrew!! How are things with you? Still working hard on your art? It's been a while eh? :) Well, if you can't make it for the opening night, it should be up for a few months! You can always go at your convenience! Glad you liked Rio!! Yeah I know I know, the stories are pretty safe :/ But I don't have anything to do with the story. Just focusing on the characters ;)

Keep in touch and maybe we can get a drink or something in the city sometime!
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andrewk Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Hiiiii!

I am still working on this animated short! It was going on last Fall so I must've told you about it briefly, my memory is a bit foggy on that. It's developing amazingly and hope to have it finished later this year.

I know you only develop the characters, no worries. I'm all about the animation and the designs and forms really help get the most out of the characters, so I'm so glad the came out the way they did!

There should be some bus or train or something that i can take for a day trip to MA. We should see each other again!
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