Been busy the last couple months, and so I’ve not been taking the time to keep up on blogging. Just finished putting the final touches on my 2016 Demo Reel, after completing the Creature Locomotion master’s course at Animation Mentor. Our instructor, Nicole Herr, pushed us hard and I think the work turned out well. Hopefully, employers will agree and I’ll be able to find footing somewhere soon. Special thanks go out to the folks at AM and the selection panel at the Arts Council in Kalamazoo for the MCACA Mini-grant. I couldn’t have done this work without all three organizations’ help.
“Emotional food groups.” Been away from the blog for a couple days due to too much going on. This day’s topic was about looking at emotional states to achieve a balance that is healthful.
Death bed meditation. Basically, this was a guided mediation with a focus on things that you’ve done in your life that brought you joy. After the meditation, we’re to put down in incidents that stood out.
Spent all of yesterday working with Healthcare.gov. The struggle is real. Today’s assignment my “ideal” day. Well, with my ideal day, I’m going to assume my ideal level of energy and attention. So, here we go.
Link to tracking sheet. Had issues with this one. The assignment was to track 15 minute increments, but I found that: 1. I tend to forget to reset the timer after an entry, and 2. if I’m not at a computer, it’s hard to be “exact” about things. So I need to improve on keeping myself accountable and make that part of the “job”. I’ll research apps; maybe there’s some sort of reminder/nag app that can help keep me on target. Sketching out my day though, I can do fairly easily.
Day 15, “Commit to a change in your environment.” Working on it. Getting a big mirror out of the basement for reference. Money’s tight, so no boxwoods or sculpting hot box at the moment, but I can make a space for that eventually. The mirror will help right now and I have one.
Day 16, “Non-sense starters.” Stream of Consciousness, writing starters. Pattern creation out of mental chaos.