So I did it! On Friday I graduated from CalArts Character Animation program!
For me personally, it wasn't just about 4 years of hard work. I remember when I had my baby boy and I knew I had to make changes. I wrote down my options, and the one I chose was CalArts to help gain responsibility and reclaim my artistic voice. Little did I know exactly how much I would grow and gain here. The friends and inspiration alone I am incredibly thankful for. To me it was more than working hard to get a degree, it was about rewriting the future for both Raiden and I. It was a hard change, and I am so proud. Thank you CalArts and all my friends there!
My theme song this year has been Alicia Keys's "Superwoman" and that was the theme of my graduation. But really Raiden and I did it together -- and so he walked up on stage with me and we had a bit of a surprise on stage which no one knew was coming! Check it out in the video and photos!
Before we walked:
The Reveal of our Super Identities:
Some of my best friends and I at the Graduates' Dinner:
The Owner of Scoops is an alumni of CalArts too! He served the ice cream at our grad dinner!
A photo taken of all the CalArts Graduates getting their Graduating Class photo taken:
My last Character Animation End of the Year Meeting group photo: