Good morning, its about 6:30 am and I’m already on my second cup of coffee–it seems like its going to be a million cup of coffee kind of day! If you’ve been following this blog for a while now you might have noticed that its gone dormant in the last few months –years– I’m sorry, that wasn’t my intent but I was transitioning from a post-undergrad struggling to find a way to make a living in art into a graduate student attempting to pursue a rigorous animation program, work full time and maintain my sanity–the jury is still out on whether or not that’s been a success.
I’m in my last year of graduate school (hopefully) and trying my best to learn, understand and practice animation. I’ve come a long way over the last five years (I’m part time) but as is the purpose of graduate school–I never feel like I’ve come quite far enough, given quite enough time or quite grasped the concepts. This blog is going to serve going forward a place to collect my thoughts on animation process, practice and films in general as well as a look into the life of a working grad student–a reality that is becoming so much more commonplace as schools develop programs that make doing both easier but ‘real life’ never seems to want to cooperate.
In addition to needing a place to put my animation thoughts I was also inspired by a fellow artist/designer looking to find her place in the art world–Anne— I love reading her blog and seeing how she navigates her transition into designer. Also the lettering is beautiful and something I’d aspire to if I had that kind of patience.