Getting to the Studio
Since I received the CALOP grant for my animation project Elegy to Connie, I've been trying to keep really regular studio hours. I estimated that I can animate between 1-2mins/week if I log around 20hrs. I am almost at twenty minutes animated, so in less than 10months I should have all animation complete. It is not always easy getting into my studio. In the past I tended to prioritize paying gigs over my studio hours, until I noticed that they slowly had crumbled away. Now I try to log studio hours like I'd log a time sheet. This helps for a few reasons. Looking back on my weekly "Art" time sheet, I am reminded when to put in more hours and when to take a break. Even the smallest bit of time grabbed during an evening at home counts. Plus I can't get hung up on a particular project or part of the animation, I just try to keep plugging away. This week has been hard because I have been sick for about eight days. When I would sit in my studio my head felt cloudy and confused. I did make it to my studio though and even if I fall a little short of time, I'm sure I'll make it up elsewhere. This is the process that I am putting my trust in; if I show up and work hard something unique will come out of it all.