Sunday, March 28, 2010


Last night, I kept wondering why so many unlucky things happen to me lately, especially when I don't have time to deal with them. Besides my massive workload, I have to find summer jobs and internships. I have to find a new apartment. I don't think I'll have time to go home for Easter. My animation is taking forever to edit. And a semester's worth of work on my website is gone. But then I realized that sulking isn't going to get me anywhere. And I'm really rather fortunate in so many ways. So I restarted my website and worked into the wee hours of the morning. I slept a little, woke up, and started Holy Week with a few extra desperate prayers at mass. So now I'll continue working non-stop, as I always do. It's all I can do.

I also worked on animations for my documentary on Peter Pan complexes for about 7 hours today. I find it so relaxing to move things one frame at a time. It distracts me for a little while.

I stumbled upon the work of Charmaine Olivia today. I love her dreamy imagery. I love her use of boats and birds and delicate daisies.

Back to work? Of course. I'll start tomorrow off with cup of coffee and working a shift in the library. In the afternoon, I'm giving a stop motion demo in Sarah Paul's class. Then work, work, work for me.


David Bringle said...

You make me miss the college years and think wow do I not miss that time in my life. My biggest worry on Sunday was hoping that not too many people heard my son start singing happy birthday at the top of his lungs at the end of mass.

Certainly not the appropriate tune for Palm Sunday.

I will keep following with interest.

Michaela Lynch said...

Haha, kids have the best timing! I remember one time I was holding my (then) 2 year old brother during the consecration prayer, and he was getting fussy so I took him to the back of the church. Next thing I know, he's yelling "Save me! Save me!" My mom was no less than horrified.

David Bringle said...

Wow. What an interesting perspective you must have. I am the youngest in my family and only have a sister that is about 1 1/2 years older. Not the same thing.

I like what you are doing. I even did an animation, using pliers that belonged to my wife's grandfather, to see what it would take to do it. You should be able to see it on FB. I made it available to everyone. Very quick. Spent about 10 minutes on it.

Don't take the time if you are busy.

I remember very well what it is like to be a an over busy student.

It was a lot easier than when I tried animations many years ago using a Super 8mm camera.

Michaela Lynch said...

I always have time to watch animations! I like to say it's part of my homework... Glad to see you're getting back into it!