Pigs can walk

pigI’ve been rummaging through some old files.  As I explained in an earlier blog post, I love animation,  (particularly stop frame) but I have little patience.  I found this short sequence I put together of a pig walking.  I hope the animated gif image works.  I’ve tested it a couple of times so you should be able to click on it to see it working.

First days back in an office

Day 2:  Being back in the office after nearly four years of working from home is more draining than I’d expected.  I’m wading my way through reams of  induction paperwork on policies and practices, strategies and work plans and am still reeling from the newly acquired business support co-ordinator who is ever so efficiently managing my calendar.  I’m not used to having my life arranged for me – it’s novel if a little daunting – and I’m not quite sure I’m ready to give up my independence.     I also appear to have stepped onto the acronym mothership and am bewildered by the ever growing list: ELMA, BA, TOM, BIS, ERDMS, SDS, ASC, CHAT, CMD, PMT, LOL, BTW, WTF?!

Assimilation into a clique (should one exist, no doubt it does) will probably take time but the office gossip has kept me entertained if a little distracted.  I had forgotten quite how noisy 50 people coming and going can be – there is so much eavesdropping to be done.

What ever happened to that idea?!

I was reviewing some of my older blog posts and came across an enthusiastic entry where I’d waffled on about ‘potentially’ illustrating a children’s book that my friend was ‘potentially’ going to write.  Oh how naive I was to think it might ever make it past the ‘what an excellent idea, let’s do it’ discussion.  The furthest we got was this drawing – the premise was a child who watched too much television.