I got a wonderful job opportunity (for some stop-mo animation) and have moved to Burbank to pursue it.
This means - Physical production of my short has come to a standstill (although I'm making a effort to keep it on my mind....I still have some aspects of it that I need to trouble shoot so I'm constantly thinking about things like that)
So here I am.
AND NOW to ramble.
The first time I made a big move (from Toronto to New York) it sort of threw me for a loop and I stopped drawing and updating my blog for about a month or two. That whole time I kept telling myself its ok, you just need to adjust. But what I failed to realize is that by taking out the one thing in my life that I consistently did for myself alone, I had inadvertently sabotaged my total adjustment to my new situation. As soon as I finally said enough's enough and picked up a pen and started drawing, thats the first time I felt at home in NY. Looking back on it now I'm like DUH I should have started drawing immediately. I think I would have adjusted a lot sooner and just felt better (not that I wasn't having a great time from the moment I arrived :) ) But lesson learned. Then when I moved from NY back to Toronto the first thing I made sure to do was get out for a walk and draw EVERY morning. Oh man....that was awesome. An unexpected benefit: my mom and my sister even came with me a few times and it was really great being able to spend time relaxing with my family at the start of my day.
From then on every move I've since made (Toronto to Vancouver, then Vancouver to Burbank) I've only missed a day or two of drawing. I finally draw again because I just want to. Not because I feel like I have to but because if I didn't I'd be fighting against doing something I just want to do. I still haven't achieved child like creative doodling (which is where I am trying to go) but the want to draw exists quite powerfully in myself and the more I do it the more I want to do it.