Guess what – on Valentine’s Day morning, after we reached our Kickstarter goal, I went to a local liquor store and got a bottle of Moscato. Not that I know much or care about Moscato, but drinking champaign at lunch time seemed decadent. The team effort had to be acknowledged with something more modest.
– Lets celebrate!
The five of us (Mike, Rashidah, Wendy, Masha and me) clinked the glasses wishing all 800 backers could be with us to celebrate.
The next day we went back to working on the film. After 30 days of intensely staring at the computer screen I was finally back to staring at animation drawings, shading them with a pencil.
Around 5PM I went to the bathroom, sat down on the toilet and looked at a drawing in front of me (YES on the bathroom door we have a drawing of a bunny looking at you while you sit there doing your business; it is because we thought people would behave better in this secluded space if they had someone looking at them; before had we placed the bunny drawing on the door there were too many inexplicable things happening in this common use bathroom, bunny seems to reign in the toilet madness).
All of sudden right in front of me, between me and the bunny a shimmering sharp edged ring appeared. I blinked. Blinked again. The ring didn’t disappear. I tried to look at the bunny but everything I looked at was out of focus, while everything I was not looking at was in focus. I shook my head, rubbed my eyes. The ring was getting bigger.
I thought my normal environment would brings things back to normal and run back to my work table, sat down and looked at the drawing that was half finished. The drawing was visible but to really see it was a huge effort because shimmering of the ring was very distracting. The ring was getting bigger and bigger and a thought occurred that once it goes out of my sight, I might die.
But I didn’t feel like dying. My body actually felt better than ever.
The ring now got so big it went out of my periphery. It was gone.
Five minutes later a sharp pain pricked my brain like a needle. Then it stopped.
Since that moment I have been dizzy as if I have been swimming in Ocean for 2 hours and now am back on beach.
But no time to dwell on feelings, we have work to do!
Masha Yukhananov came to help us with packing rewards.
We were packing 136 DVDs today!
Each envelope got a special drawing on top. I am not sure if Post Office will accept those artisan envelopes, we’ll find out tomorrow.
At the end of the day each DVD got it’s envelope, drawing and address. Each backer will now get their DVD!