Many thanks to the wonderful
cinematical site for directing me to this solo animation blog by Pixar's Jim Capobianco. Not only does it provide the pleasure of seeing a highly imaginative guy's highly individual effort (like a flute soloist having fun on a break from performing with a symphony), but he has some very worthwhile thoughts that apply to all of us when it comes to making time for the things that matter to us:
Here's the thing I realized, that what ever you can do on your project each day is valuable. May it be five minutes or five hours. 5 drawings or 5 feet of film. You are 5 minutes, 5 drawings closer to your goal. The important thing is that you do it. Even if you have to eventually throw out those drawings, you had to do them to get to the next five. So quit whining that you don't have the time because you do. By the way one show I can't give up is the Daily Show, which was a nice 30 minute break before diving into the work. Then they had to go and add the Colbert Report! Oh, the world and time are against you, fight back with those five minutes.