Granted, it's the last day of the decade, but it's been a tough decade so I choose to just focus on this last year, which has been so beautiful and amazing in so many ways.
Movies: Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, The Social Network
(runners up: Toy Story 3, Despicable Me, Harry Potter 7)
Music: This year I fell in love with Owl City, Ratatat, and Phoenix
YouTube Favorites: Media mixers The Gregory Brothers and re-mix master from down under, Pogo
Books: "A Return to Love" by Marianne Williamson, "Why M.E." by Alex Howard, "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle (all spiritual guidance that jump started my journey to recovery and health)
Blogs: Pascal Campion, Brittney Lee, Le Petit Doodler
Highlights of my Year:
-Sept '09 - June '10 : Was the teaching assistant for two amazing mentors in computer animation, Valerie and Richard...
-February: Attending my first Annie Awards, witnessing and loving the great work of the Animation Industry
-Visiting the DreamWorks Animation Campus
-Taking Cinematography and learning how to use a REAL camera
-Had a very snowy and fun Spring Break in Denver, during the biggest snow storm of the year!
-Organized UCLA's Festival of Animation with my two stellar partners Adam and Natalie and thus got to organize and meet with Animation Great Randy Cartwright
-April: Screened my film Squirrel Tale at the Newport Beach Film Festival (and subsequently the San Diego International Children's Film Festival at Comic Con)
-June-Completed my MFA and Thesis Film for UCLA's Animation Program
-Took a little trip to Hawaii with my bff Danielle and went parasailing!
-July- Volunteered for the SIGGRAPH conference in LA and saw some awesome things and met really amazing like-minds....
-August: Started working with the Optimum Health Clinic (in London) via Skype to get my health back to awesome... so far my life has changed from the inside out completely....
-October: Had a baby shower for my sister Nessie... going to have a little Neice next year!!
-Christmas 2010: Spent in Denver with my sister. Was SO RELAXED!
-End of 2010: Decided on a life change... 2011 brings a new life in Denver, Colorado
Goals for 2011:
-Get as healthy as possible following my new health plan
-Find a job that fits my new needs
-Draw more! (Always a goal) And Create MORE!
-Be as happeh as possible, always being grateful and compassionate
I wish you all a very happy New Year! Next year will bring a completely new world to me, so I'm looking forward to ringing it in!