Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Firedance! from April Babcock on Vimeo.

A little animation I put together as a congratulations for my boys Mitch and Brent from Troop 89 They are now officially Eagle Scouts! The firedance has become a Troop 89 tradition since the great Montana Hiking Excursion and the Fun Car's maiden expedition. And, whadda ya know, it has even been known to start a few fires! Music courtesy of The Ohio Players. FIAH!!!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light!

Lately my church back home in Washington has been encouraging members of the congregation to make illustrations for the covers of our church bulletins. So far I guess they have all been precious, hilarious, stick figure drawings by all of the kids. That's gonna be hard to follow but here's what I came up with. It's for one of the readings this Sunday, Matthew 11. 25-30. I focused mostly on this part:
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and the burden is light."
My biblical illustration debut also coincides with my good friend Sierra's sermonizing debut, wish I could have been there to hear it! <3
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2011


Here are two embroidery pieces inspired by the musical stylings of "Weird" Al Yankovic. I have just submitted them for consideration to be included in an Al coffee table book. Here's hoping I get published!!! They are hand-stitched with embroidery floss on black flannel. Hope you all enjoy, and Please let me know if you have any suggestions for future embroiderings!