Announcing New Department


(takes a deep breath)

The thing is that I often feel like I haven’t anything to tell, and so then I just don’t write anything here. I also often think that those things I sometimes want to share, don’t seem to be as interesting to you as they are for me. I currently struggle with my Orpheus film project again (it happens quite regularly) and also with my whole situation. In spite of that I’m not just doing nothing, but I’m working on lots of internal stuff instead.

When I started in 2008, I wanted to share my experiences, the things I learned about animation, art and the art of animation. Since then I shared a few test animations with you, my trips to Bristol and Vienna, and how I work on my films. I also share the outcomes of the workshops I teach, and what’s interesting about them.

One thing I didn’t share much with you is probably one of the most important things in any profession in arts: I didn’t share my doubts, fears and my never-ending approach to feel at least a bit confident when I call myself an artist. Sure, I had two articles how to get things done, or even get things started, but they’re more about fighting the symptoms than the causes.

So, there will be a new department, er, category on this blog, the internal affairs:

Internal Affairs.
In the internal affaires I’m going to talk about all the things I don’t like to talk about because they’re, well, internal, and because I don’t want to appear wacky or so.

I really, really hope that this might help you to understand that you are not alone with your struggling as an artist thingy, and that it’s nothing to be ashamed of since it’s all about being human.

Of course I’m afraid of telling you what I usually try to hide. Nevertheless it’s part of my life as an artist, so it’s literally part of my profession, too. I am talking about my profession here, and therefore I’m as well going to talk about this. If you don’t like it, please just ignore it.

05. December 2010 by Jessica
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