The last two summers I went and lived in Oregon. It was a great adventure, and I was working at LAIKA Animation Studio doing secret, mysterious things. Well, good news! Exactly one month from yesterday you, yes YOU can go to the movie theater and see what we did! I admit, I didn't contribute much, but its still the biggest thing I've ever contributed to, so I'm pretty proud of it.
Also, having been on the inside while this was being made, I can say with authority, this is a really good movie. It is beautiful, funny, heartwarming and occasionally nauseating. What else could you ask for in a movie? So without further ado, here is the trailer:
Ok, I promised news and I'm sure you've all been dying of anticipation.
That was a joke.
I've told a bunch of people about it preemptively, so sorry of this is old news, but now it's official:
I'M GOING TO LIVE IN IRELAND FOR A YEAR!!!
Ahhh! I've never been this excited about anything. Ever.
No, I'm not going to visit anyone I know, and no, I'm not really going for a job as such. I am going to be living in a variety of households and filling a variety of rolls in return for food and bed. My first stop is a nanny position in NW Ireland and I'm really looking forward to it. BUT, it is one of my primary objectives to also have a good long stay at a sheep farm while I'm there.
"Follow your dreams, no matter what! :D" was drilled into my head when I was a kid, but what was drilled into my head nearing the end of college was "Grasp at any opportunity you can get out there! Make as much money as you can so you can pay off your loans and start working on your retirement fund ASAP!"
Whoa! I get it, but whoa! That is not for everyone, just like college is not for everyone. There are lots of means to an end and corners of the world for us to fill.
I may have a college education, but I want my corner to have sheep in it. Shoot me.
Illustration Friday's word of the week was "fragile". I had bought this frame at a bargain price with something like this in mind, and when it comes down to it, this lady in the red dress is mighty fragile. If you look really closely, you can find a great many cracks where I glued her back together. Yikes.