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Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.
What better day to express the huge gratitude I feel towards everyone around the world who has supported and encouraged me and my vision for empowering animation and visual effects artists in their art and in their careers. We wouldn’t have gotten here without you.
And to all the artists out there, what you do is f’ing awesome. Even if you rarely get the credit you deserve, don’t ever let that stop you doing what you do and don’t ever let go of the passion to entertain, inspire, push boundaries, and keep learning.
The more I learn, the more aware I become of how little I know.
I think that means I’m getting smarter, even though it often feels like the opposite.
“You can’t have your cake and eat it”
What a fucking stupid saying.
What’s the point of cake if not to eat it? If you have cake and don’t eat it that’s such a waste of cake. If you eat cake when you have none, that’s theft of someone else’s cake.
If you have some cake (real or metaphorical), then I’d suggest you eat it and enjoy it 🙂
“The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.” John Cleese.
Kids learn at an amazing rate, mostly through playing and experimentation, because they’re not afraid of what anyone else thinks. If they screw up, no biggie. Tomorrow’s another day with a whole world of new things to learn and try.
It’s only when we become self aware and start wanting to “fit in” that we stop taking risks and consequently stop opening ourselves up to the opportunity to learn at such a high speed.
As artists we should never be afraid to take time to play.
Whatever it is that you celebrate this time of year, Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, or just overindulgence in booze and chocolates, the Dynamic Anatomy elves wishes you a happy holiday!
We’ll be taking a short break for the requisite feasting and merry-making then will be straight back to our desks, refueled, refreshed and ready to continue preparing some awesome new content for you. Stay tuned for more on that soon…
2018 is going to be an exciting year, I can feel it in my toes. At least, I would feel it in my toes if I could feel my toes. I wonder what the elves put in this punch…
I know a lot about this subject… I need to write more about this… I’ll do it sometime soon…