I don’t know why I’m being so retrospective, but I’m remembering the calm life I had living in San Jose, in the Northern California bay area. I had a small studio in this little town of Saratoga. It had a small creek behind it, and lots of trees. From what I know, the town was about 100 years old, but it had a charm, lots of good restaurants, small local businesses and such. I had my illustration and design business there, and later I started using it for animation. Eventually, I added an upstairs office and expanded to animate and produce the pilot there. We moved an old couch in there which we slept on, and had a camera stand with an old 35mm Mitchell. Life was good.
Then my wife died and we all moved down to LA. Thats when the chaos started.
I guess I was thinking about that, because my life feels good right now. Except for missing my daughters terribly, this is good.