Wallace and Gromit: Christmas Comes Early

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Wallace and Gromit: Christmas Comes Early

This weekend at our Kindlings Hearth Retreat on the Isle of Wight (UK) one of our guests was Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit. He was selected to design this year’s Christmas Stamps in the UK and I got some photos of them (they were released in the papers in the UK last week). (Dick Staub on right with Nick Park at Nigel Goodwin’s home on the Isle of Wight and and two of the stamps on the left)

Nick is a self-effacing, funny and obviously extraordinarily talented guy. (He has been nominated for six Oscars and won four!)

In addition to Wallace and Gromit he created Shaun the Sheep. On Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” he worked on the famous dance scene involving oven-ready chickens). He also had a part in animating Pee-wee’s Playhouse. He won his first Oscar for his work on Creature Comforts and also won a 2006 Oscar
For Best Animated Feature Oscar for Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

The Christmas stamps will be out this year and took two years to develop!

I love the unique talents God gave Nick and I love that his faithfulness in expressing them means we get to enjoy his work.

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

PS. And remember, “these are the best of times and the worst of times, but they are the only times we have.” (For Now).

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