Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Winning the 2009 ELAN award for Best Character Animation for my supervising work on Toot & Puddle (I know, not my most recent but I can't think of anything else - this one was pretty wicked!).
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Choosing Animation over a Bachelor in Fine Art after high school.
This really got me thinking that, well, I've never really had any big defining moments in my life. This is just a career related thing and I can switch jobs if I want, nothing very special or momentous.
But this decision was SO much more than that - I realized that I never would have re-met my husband Geoff if I'd gone for fine arts. The only reason we met each other after being in high school together was because of a mutual friend (thanks again Chris!) who was in my animation class. I wouldn't be in this awesome home that we bought together, never have gotten our hilarious and sweet dog Tonks. I never would have joined such an amazing family that I feel are blood and kin to me, that I feel like I've been a part of my whole life when I've only known them for 6 years.
Not to mention all the lifetime friends I made along the way that make my career SO fun. Even when things get rough (hey making cartoons is surprisingly stressful!) I know that I am surrounded by great and talented people that can make me laugh when I need it most.
So, after thinking about it I am VERY grateful that I chose Animation as a career. So lucky for everyone and everything that it has brought into and enriched my life with. So thanks, Me, for choosing right! ♥