3rd birthday.

(cc) for the image by Nashworld.

Exactly three years ago I started this blog. It’s its birthday today!

Happy Blog Anniversary!

When you turn three, you’d probably start going to the Kindergarten in Germany.

If I’d start to think about this blog as my child, it’ll be the perfect time to review the good old times, and sigh a bit about how fast they grow up…

I started this blog in 2008, because I was sure I’m going to be a character animator after all, and I wanted to make this certain film that is a classical, character-driven story. I still want to but it took me some time to understand that I decide what I could do in my life, and what not.

Teething Troubles

The most important issue: Not knowing for what this is all good for. I wanted to be a character animator, but I also wanted to be an artist who combines traditional art media with animation. And I only knew so few things…

But it has changed. By doing research to provide you with interesting information and helpful ideas here, I learned so much (about) myself, and I still see no end.

Today, three years later, I have a much better understanding of what I want, how I want it and how to get the things I want. This sometimes was a difficult process, but at least it got me where I am now. This website helped a lot. A lot.

It helped me to

  • improve my animation and my technical skills
  • get better at teaching animation
  • understand what a good working situation is for me, and
  • get in touch with wonderful people around the world.


My 5 favorite articles from the last twelve months

(out of 45 articles at all)

  1. 10 Reasons Why I Struggle Finishing My Personal Projects
  2. 10 Reasons Why Finishing Personal Projects Simply Rocks
  3. Orpheus: The Puppet, Finally
  4. Charon: The Puppet is Done!
  5. A Title! A Title!

– I like those articles best that either reflect on personal development, or show some major milestones at my animated short, Ins Dunkel.

A Wish List!

Things that I want for my blog, and for its readers:

Qualities like support, learning, curiosity, evolving and mindful improvement.

Spammers who start to understand that trying to sell fashion or viagra or insurances over the comment form doesn’t work.

A new dress for the blog. And some other changes that I don’t want to talk about right now. But they’ll definitely come!

And you?

And you, dear reader, whether you’re invisible (Hi, Maria!) or commenting, I’m so grateful to have you around! The stats tell me, that there’re a lot of people reading this, and I’d love to get to know you better.

If you feel comfortable with this, say hi, and introduce yourself! You can leave some good birthday wishes as well, if you like! If not, that’s fine, too. I’m glad you’re here, though!

Have an animating week!
– Jessica ♥

08. January 2012 by Jessica
Categories: Stuff | Tags: , | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Happy Happy Blog Anniversiary!

    It’s a real pleasure to know you and have people like you and blogs like this around. All the best. Take care.

    In deep admiration.

    A fan of your (art)work/craft

  2. As often, your words soothe my soul! ;)

    It’s great to have you here!

  3. this is my very first blog post: HAPPY BIRTHDAY + Jessica! You are wonderful!

    Maria (visible)

  4. Hey Maria,

    how cool is that that you’re finally visible! A warm welcome and a big hug to you!