Official announcement time!
Over the last 8 months or so, Nathan and I entertained the idea of moving Washington. I’m here to finally announce that it’s actually happening! For the month of June I will be living in my childhood home in Connecticut and then at the end of June we will be relocating to Bainbridge Island, WA.
This is huge change in our lives and you may be asking, why such a far relocation? Don’t get me wrong, I love New England! I have no intention of leaving and never coming back. The fact of the matter is, an opportunity has been presented to us and we’re going to take a shot and see where it takes us.
Honey Toad Studio [ http://www.honeytoad.com/ ] is located in Winslow on Bainbridge Island, which is a 20 min ferry ride off downtown Seattle. It’s a beautiful area with a lovely downtown and an easy commute into the city. Owned by our friend Elizabeth Ellis, Honey Toad is currently airing the second season of its web series Wrecked [http://www.wreckedtheseries.com/], which has been positively received and had a successful kickstarter to start season 2. While enjoying creating the show, Liz also had dreamed of starting a small studio incubator for digital arts in a great space she had access to. I was thrilled that Nathan and I were some of the first who were considered to be a part of it (Nathan is a game designer and programmer) when it became a real possibility. So with a group of animators, illustrators, cinematographers, and others that work in a digital medium, we will be working on our own projects as well as collectively as a group.
As previously stated, I have no intentions of leaving the East coast and never coming back, but we also are not heading out that way with the idea of going back soon. We’re going to go and experience life and see what it throws at us. I’m excited to work not only with others, but work on my own projects and use the experience of these artists to take my work to a whole new level. I’m excited to live on a different coast and experience the other side of the country and do some traveling too! Overall, I am very bummed out to leave my family and friends on the east coast, but I hope to be successful enough to see them as often as I can, and for them to visit us. Everyone in my life has been so supportive of our decision and I couldn’t ask for better friends and family. So to anyone on the West Coast, hope to see you soon! To all my friends on the eastern side, when are you coming to visit?