Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We made a movie



And we had a really good time doing it. Rainbow Around the Block is set to get some wonderful press over at the Etsy blog soon (I'll keep you posted) and they requested a photo for the interview. So I started devising a photo shoot that would include the kids since they've been such a help to me. Juliana, Alexia, and I were all working in the studio today as I started discussing what we could do, and this sorta just happened. Nicolas (12) helped me with the imovie details since I'd never used it before (I need to show you his skate videos sometime soon-he stars, directs, shoots, edits, etc.). After just about 3 hours we had ourselves a mini movie that we all had a hand in. Roman's hands were allover everything too, but they weren't especially helpful in this case. But he sends his love.

enjoy~
xo, Anna

(Music: "folding chair" by Regina Spektor sold here)

92 comments:

  1. What an awesome video!!!!

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  2. love it! <3 what beauty.

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  3. great movie! i love that song, too. :)

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  4. I love it! The blocks are just beautiful and the girls couldn't be sweeter :)

    Joanna

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  5. What a fantastic collaborative effort!

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  6. OMG...wish i had kids that put up with doing something like that....the kids were too cute in the movie...and catchy song as well...i guess i'll just have to settle for being jealous of you right now!

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  7. Great start... love it! Such beautiful blocks!

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  8. That was so fun and pretty!

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  9. UH MAZE ING! You rock Horners, you rock!

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  10. So cute!!!! Looks like you have an amazing group of quilt blocks!

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  11. That was so cool and creative! Love all those beautiful blocks.

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  12. Anonymous7:45 PM

    That is absolutely too fun! Loved it!!

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  13. Totally, totally awesome! That was such a happy little slice! I'm glad it's going so well -- I have a (very) small pile of blocks to send your way for the next deadline!

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  14. oh my gosh, that movie was totally awesome! I love it! I love seeing the variety of blocks and fabrics, and I love the girls underneath the rainbow of blocks. Now I wish I new how to use imovie too! And I still need to make my block to contribute to this great cause.

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  15. I love this! How cute with the girls in the grass! Loved it! great idea.

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  16. Hi there. Maybe you can help me out. I'm totally confused. I recently purchased the new Country Living magazine because the contents section said YOU were on page 15. Well there was some canned blueberries and no Anna Maria Horner anywhere. Boo. =)
    I've never taken a magazine back in my life, but I'm contimplating it now. ;) Did they mess up and maybe you're in next months issue??

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  17. ♥ this !!! That was fantastic - even had my kinda music - this is such a wonderful project you are working on!

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  18. very cute! i especially love the part with the girls in the grass!

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  19. Wow I love it!!!!

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  20. Love this video and the girls surrounded by the rainbow...its just made me grin! I have some blocks too, din't make the last deadline but I'll add a few more and send them in time for the next!

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  21. Dear Anna,
    the font is so small...need my
    magnifying glass, not sure if it's
    just my computer or not.
    Thx.
    Martha

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  22. Karli @ RockyBella- HI thats just a typo- the feature I think is actually on page 20~ :) Anna

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  23. I love this! Well done!

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  24. BEAUTIFUL blocks and a WONDERFUL and FUN video. Great memories for the children as well. So special the way you include them. Love it.

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  25. What a fantastic video!! It makes me excited to make MORE blocks! Mu-ha-ha! :)

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  26. Anonymous9:29 PM

    It is soooo cool that you used Regina! She is my all time favorite!

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  27. coolest video EVER! love it. :)

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  28. Please let Nicholas know how talented he is!

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  29. Gorgeous! My baby totally loves it too- we've watched it 3x and counting :)

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  30. hehehehehehehehehehehe.

    I loved it. Ooooh, I wanna make more!

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  31. I love it! Your girls in their little white dresses makes the video dreamlike - well, if you dream about quilting that is, ahem. :)

    ps - thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on the makings of my very first quilt - I was beyond thrilled!!

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  32. that is so cool! i LOVE it!

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  33. Very very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I LOVE this! So modern, cute and fun! Now I need to figure out how to make a movie! And what a great cause you're all sewed for!

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  35. That was a seriously fantastic movie! I loved the middle section with the rainbow on the grass and your girls having fun. It was so unexpected!

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  36. About a year ago I somehow stumbled upon your blog. I'd never heard of you or your work, but I thought your colors and designs were fun. When I wanted a dose of craftiness I'd check and see what you were up to. But before long, I realized what I enjoyed most about your blog is your sincerity and openness. You can turn an every-day day into something heartwarming/funny/inspiring. You're not just a fabulous designer but also an amazing writer who isn't afraid to let her cute personality shine. Thanks for letting me share your world. Your blog is my absolute favorite blog to read. Shhh!!! Don't tell my sister!

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  37. Beth Ellen12:41 AM

    Lovely and amazing and adorable. Simple, meaningful, heartwarming!

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  38. sophie1:14 AM

    This is an ADORABLE video! I am loving the stop motion! AND Regina Spektor is one of my all time faves...that album is fabulous.

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  39. sophie1:14 AM

    This is an ADORABLE video! I am loving the stop motion! AND Regina Spektor is one of my all time faves...that album is fabulous.

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  40. What a fab video! It really made me smile!

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  41. Brilliant, love it!! :)
    Vivienne x

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  42. jackie5:51 AM

    A lovely video to go along wih a lovely idea!

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  43. you guys are wonderful!

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  44. The movie is fantastic and I loved your choice of music! It all fits so well together! :)

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  45. That is FANTASTIC!

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  46. wow -- that was fantastic. brilliant even :)
    (i never watch videos on line for sake of time and internet bandwith -- but i'm oh-so-glad I watched this one!!)

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  47. Like the previous commenter, I also hardly ever watch movies, but that one was so worth it! LOVE

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  48. How can that not make you smile? One day I'd like to be one of your kids. Or at least spend some time in a studio with you.

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  49. Wow, I love this movie.

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  50. Lindo!!! Lindo!! Lindo!!! (Very beautiful!!!)

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  51. That was so cute! I can't wait to see what etsy has to say about your wonderful project. Thanks for the video!

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  52. Creative and fun! Thank you. Amazing blocks.

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  53. You ROCK!
    And now I'm gonna SEW!
    Look for some squares from sunny CA soon!

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  54. Very, very cool!

    You guys just have creative oozing out your pores, don't you!?

    Cheers,
    AJ

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  55. That's really cool! I once saw a music video done like the girls on the grass. Very cool way to do it!

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  56. Gorgeous - you just made my day! Thanks for sharing the rainbow...

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  57. That was great fun. The ladies at my church are having a 2nd night of margaritas and quilting this Friday to finish ours and send you a box!

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  58. AWESOME!!! I see a budding careers in Hollywood. Such memories to cherish.

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  59. What camera did you use to film the movie?

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  60. That had to be the happiest movie I have ever seen! Loved it!
    Your whole family is talented!

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  61. I can tell you all had a great time making your movie! Great job everyone!

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  62. I am loving this video! You have such an amazing inspiring space here! So happy to have found you! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

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  63. Well done! Seriously adorable video for a great cause!

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  64. Awesome, all of you Horners :)

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  65. You did a wonderful job. That's very catchy.

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  66. Just plain adorable! Roman has some cute, cute sisters!

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  67. JennX1:37 PM

    Fabulous, excellent, wonderful, good! And what a fun, fun song...must purchase....

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  68. This video is adorable. What a fun way to spend an afternoon, lying on the grass surround by quilt blocks! Great song choice too.

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  69. I enjoyed watching the movie. Very cool.

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  70. This is really really lovely! I loved the music with it too.
    :)
    Veronika

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  71. Anonymous6:36 AM

    Inspirational! Wished I could stop to admire some of the blocks!
    Diane Côté

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  72. Anonymous6:36 AM

    Inspirational! Wished I could stop to admire some of the blocks!
    Diane Côté

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  73. I love this video, made me happy on a rainy day when I'm at home sick! I clearly must also get myself some regina spekter. Hmm..

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  74. Video is so cute and I love the song...will have to add it to my tunes!

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  75. I love it! Love the blocks, love the girls, love the rainbow! I think it's just adorable. Great job! ;)

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  76. This video is amazing! I love it! You are so inspiring - thank you!

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  77. Love the creativity! Very cute movie and the song fit so well!

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  78. what a fun video! love the blocks in the video and the girls are surely having fun~ thanks for sharing~

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