I usually write in my journal in the morning, but I think I'll do it here instead:
I can't even describe how giddy animating makes me. It's been yeaaars since I've made anything. The last time I used a lightbox was more than a year ago to collabcreate with Rich on a project. Before that... I can't even remember. I think a workshop at Nucleus. I remember enjoying the workshop but also thinking, I don't want to do this for a living. Now, it feels like home. Muscle memory is on my side.
Sometime while I was storyboarding yesterday, the focus shifted from trying to win the contest to just animating a short again for me rather than an awesome trip to London to meet my children's book writer/illustrator hero/role model/best ever, Oliver Jeffers. Yeah. I mean, that would be cool. But I'm just as happy making.