Getting set up to do some animation here in the next week or so and decided to glance back at some of my lord material. This was a project I did for my intro animation class at Cal State Fullerton circa 2010. It was a combo project for two different assignments—a walk across and a walk in place. It ended up getting selected for critique a year or so later at the Dreamworks animation studio in Glendale as part of their DreamCrit program. Still one of my favorite pieces.
My wife has been in the habit of sending back pre-payed business reply envelopes with shredded magazine pages in them because, for one, it’s fun, and for two, it helps provide revenue for the flailing USPS. Today I decided to change the game a little bit and slip a little handwritten randomness into the envelopes—about twelve, total. So next time you get an application for a credit card you have no intention of taking, maybe jot a little something down and send it back in the envelope. After all, it’s somebody’s job to open those envelopes and process the applications, or what not. Why not throw a little serendipity their way?
The new year is starting off in much the same way that the old one ended; feeling tired, overworked, underwhelmed by life in general, and feeling a distinct lack of energy for the sorts of tasks and projects that usually keep me going.
I’m feeling good today, though. Good, and a bit overloaded. I’m hoping that this year spells out some creative success for me. That said, I’m a bit overloaded with what I think are some good ideas. These include a complete reworking/rewrite of a novel I began in 2003 and finished the rough draft for in 2008, the pilot episode of my animated series, Jed The Flying Head, and an animated short about a witch trying to reach the status quo in a typical suburban neighborhood. The more I think about it, the more I feel like I could use a cup of coffee and some Ritalin. The tendency, when many good ideas strike at once, is to make attempts at all of them and never really finish anything—which is largely why the above mentioned novel took five years to get a finished draft.
Already I’ve said both more and less than I had meant to on the topic. I’m coming down from the caffein and my stomach is a little upset, so I think it’s time for a bit of a lie down before I head off to work.
As always, thanks for stopping by!