Author: mckenneth

  • 04. Eco Mold-Making – Emily Blythe Jones Of Meatspace Communion

    July 31, 2023
    In this episode of Return to Nature, Melissa interviews Emily Blythe Jones about eco mold-making materials and methods. An interdisciplinary…
  • Plastic-Free Pros-Aide

    July 10, 2023
    Acrylic-based Pros-aide is traditionally used in special effects make up to adhere prosthetics to skin. In stop-motion animation, it is…
  • 03. Finding Balance – Ale Lanae Bloom of Ale Life & Design

    June 29, 2023
    In this special episode of Return to Nature, Melissa shares an intimate conversation with her sister, Ale, about her own…
  • 02. Painting a Picture of Heath – Leah Fanning of Natural Earth Paint

    May 23, 2023
    In this episode of Return to Nature, Melissa interviews Leah Fanning about her journey to detoxify fine art and children’s…
  • Woodpeckers Crafts

    May 1, 2023
    Wood is a staple material in our projects, especially since we do not use plastic like most studios. Though our…
  • 01. Passions With Purpose – Melissa Bloom of The Sisters Bloom

    April 22, 2023
    In the premiere episode of Return to Nature, we begin with a solo conversation with host Melissa Bloom. Melissa is…
  • Our Paper Clay Formula

    October 19, 2022
    We developed this paper clay as a replacement for two-part plumber’s epoxy, which is the standard for creating wire armature…
  • Alpine Greenhouses

    November 8, 2021
    Our latest eco-conscious project  is for Montana-based company, Alpine Greenhouses. Out of Three Forks, Montana, Alpine Greenhouses offers DIY kits and travels…
  • Intellytech Lights

    November 27, 2020
    Originally we were searching for used versions of the industry-standard Arri fresnels for lighting. But with stage lights on all…
  • Natural Earth Paints

    October 25, 2020
    When we first started researching alternatives to acrylic paints, the situation seemed dire. The only search result we got for…
  • Mt. Meru Medicines

    October 19, 2020
    We are so excited to share our studio’s first eco-conscious animation, created for Mt. Meru Medicines, a turmeric supplement company going back to…