Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oh! Hallow's EVE!

Happy Halloween Everyone! Got my creative juices flowing and finally made another drawing! woo hoo completed goals!

Had fun dressing up like Hermione last night and seeing all my awesome animator friends.

Have fun!

Polaroids courtesy of LePetitDoodler

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Slàinte mhòr agad! • Good Health To YOU!

A Student of Life, I suppose is my new title, since I have started a new journey since finishing grad school. This journey is one that will serve me for the rest of my life and hopefully is the beginning of the end of my health struggles and a launching into living my life's purpose.

These books are a fraction of the recommended reading (I've done about half so far), and in addition to that there are hundreds of hours of recordings online to listen to, and each day I have an hour of meditation as well as a strict protein and veggie diet. I should be also doing Yoga and some walking but that is still working its way into my schedule....

I have really enjoyed the journey so far, though occasionally I can get caught up in the what ifs, the shoulda's and coulda's. When I sit and think about it though, this is work I have wanted to do for a very long time, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do it. May the rest of this year serve as a cocoon of wellness (and lots of reading/record keeping/yoga/meditation/nutrition!).

A toast to your health and mine!
Slàinte mhath! • [ slanj'-uh va' ] (Scottish toast to good health!)

baby, baby, baby, OH!

Nothing like a baby to inject some fresh perspective into day - to - day life. Granted this baby is only the size of a lemon at this point, but it is still so inspiring!

Last weekend my sisters and I were together for #3's baby shower: the first pregnancy for the stistars.

We had fun decorating and making foods galore. Yummmmo!

Heather found this amazing puff-ball-creating-kit at Marshalls, which filled the space beautifully!

The best part about ANY party, the gifts! Did you know you can do virtually no wrong with a baby gift? ALL OF EVERYTHING IS SUPER CUTE!!!

Next time the Sherman Gals are together, there will be a darling little dumpling to add to this bunch.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Jack-O-Lantern WIN

My lil sis carved our first jack-o-lantern of the season, and low and behold: TRI-FORCE!
Now all those Ganon and Ganondorf's minions will stay away....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Making this house my home...

I've been back at my parents' for a couple of weeks, and this time around things are a lot different. At first I wanted to keep things as minimal as possible, but being away from LA has made me feel very disconnected from Animation and the industry I love, so as you can imagine, I felt a lot better when I put my *friends* and inspiration around me.

For my birthday on Monday (October 11, woot woot!), I took myself shopping with some gift cards that have been sitting in my wallet for quite some time and got some pretties for my room:

This pretty retro-clock radio goes perfectly with my ocean green walls...

And this Canvas Print of Buddhist prayer flags over the Himalayas was a perfect karma find since this time last year I was searching for images just like this one for my initial thesis idea. That film may still come to fruition, but for now I hang these prayer flags over my bed-head for sweet dreams:

(both finds are from Urban Outfitters)

My mom also gave me this thoughtful Disney plate to aid me on my journey to recovery:

And that fits in to my cork board, which is a blank slate each time I move it to a new location. It's already filling up with current, relevant inspiration and love from friends and family:

And Finally, I also have my gang of 'toon fiends here to protect me from nightmares, pain, and illness:

I'm settling in. The journey has been rough so far, but I am reminded constantly of the infinite possibilities and opportunities out there. Plus there is always inspiration in my favorite 'toons and the inspiring people who make them and love them as well.