2020…what a year. Thank god I have amazing friends.
These lovely people put trust into me to take a little dance clip they sent over and do something silly with it. They had zero idea what I was up to, just that I was doing a community art project. I love them for it. I hope they like it, and it feels like a holiday hug, because it is. I hope their loved ones feel hugged by it too, and it brings a smile. Each and every person in here is a true gift to the world and I am super thrilled they are my friends.
Friends are what hold us up when life is hard. In this video, there are old friends from childhood or years past, some are new friends I’ve never met in person, some are friends who have transcended to family over time, some are colleagues or sailing buddies, two I am actually blood related to. The common denominators are me, shenanigans, and the shit-show of 2020 bringing us all virtually closer and physically farther apart.
On the making of this video: I had to listen to jingle bell rock over a hundred times and draw over 1,100 pieces on procreate for the animation. Don’t ask me how many hours, I have no idea, but Eric did wonder out loud and often if I would ever put down my iPad again. I have never done animation green screen, so it was an opportunity to distract and learn something new. I like to put my obsessive-compulsive tendencies to good use; they say it’s better than doing drugs.
I hope you all enjoy, feel free to share the love. Happy Holidays, Stay Safe.
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