I burn myself out very easily, probably because I tend to focus on pursuits that push myself too far since I 'lost' my art skills. Instead of the calming and soul nourishing pastime of art, I have been forced to turn to things like programming, which I am fairly pitiful at even on my best days. The Secret Santa game jam is coming along but I have kept adding code because I wasn't satisfied with the story. We have like 12 days left till jam is over, so it's not like I'm feeling any crunch, I just wish I could make something genuinely 'good' for a game jam although I'm certain whoever gets my game will think it's at least worth a smile.
I saw the new Ghibli film called The Boy and the Heron with a friend on Thursday. Although the story was pretty all over the place, (as one expects of new Ghibli films) the caliber of the hand drawn animation managed to soothe my soul. Ah...2D animation, the stuff of hopes and dreams. So I got inspired and animated on the train ride home in the app called FlipAClip.