|Moore Studios building, before and after renovations|
During the renovation process, an old timer - a very old timer - stopped me in the post office to ask, "Are they going to make you put a toilet in it?"
"Yes." I said.
The old timer shook his head incredulously. Back in his day, the local septic system was a stream called "Dickey's Ditch" that snaked through the town. It runs directly behind many of the old commercial buildings along Main Street, including my studio. What was then a place to pee is now protected wetlands.
After a complete overhaul, I set up shop and have worked on features such as Coraline, Despicable Me, and The Lorax with a half-mile commute from my house. I cannot underscore how great it is to work without daily visits from an art co-ordinator, throwing me out of my drawing zone to ask me how my drawing is coming along.
|Sandy, last night, a little past high tide.|
Let that be a lesson for youse!
|Evidence of Sandy's visit. A very dirty girl.|
|My Dickey's Ditch over-floweth.|