Drawing “Companions”, sketched with Harmony drawing tool
My dear friend Shelley had that great idea that I’m going to steel and modify: every Friday she invites creative people she met into her studio to join her working on her Halfland project. Which is awesomely inspiring! (I mean both, the project itself and having creative people of all kind around supporting what she does.)
For the last months I was so stuck into paid work that I hadn’t the energy to work on my Orpheus film project at all which first made me feel angry, and then very sad. I was thinking a lot about ways to move on with the film in a gentle and guilt-free manner.
My major problem is feeling guilty for not working on the film. I guess whenever a person uses the words procrastination, she feels guilty because she does something else than she was supposed to do. Take me as an example: Whatever I do, I feel guilty because I don’t work on the film (even if I work on something creative though). For whatever reason there is a voice in my head that asks reproachfully, “Shouldn’t you be working on your film? Perhaps you’re not an animation artist at all…” And I kept thinking that procrastinating is bad.
During the last months things has changed. I don’t think that procrastination is bad anymore. – I now don’t use the word at all. I’ll only tell what I actually do, and not what I didn’t.
The point is, I really want to finish the film (ideally this year), but I want to do it my way. And I want to find a way to make this possible. First I need time and energy to work in the studio, so I quit a few jobs and commitments, and that was an awesome first step. Second I need some kind of framework.
And so I picked one day of the week as my special Orpheus day. A whole day that is dedicated to film making and animation. From March 7, 2011 on I’ll have Studio Mondays.
From then on I’ll open my art and animation studios every Monday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for you to join me on my creative adventures. That means you can come in and simply watch my progress, that you could help if you want, or that you you can bring in your own project (whatever it is) if you need some creative companionship, too.
It’s free, and I’ll even share my materials, resources and knowledge with you. (That also means that I don’t have any excuse to leave the studio at all, because you may come around.)
My studio’s address is Kaanstr. 7, 32457 Porta Westfalica. (Ask google Maps for help). In case you have a longer distance to travel, I recommend to call in first: +49 (0) 571 38 76 781. – I’m looking forward to see you!