I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to each and every one of you for making Tea Time the bountiful and caring community that it is has become:
To those of you who have dedicated your time to share your wisdom with our group, your guidance and your advice is invaluable.
To those of you who have supported us behind the scenes, booking meeting spaces, organizing activities, standing up for this group as leaders, and fighting to keep us alive, we most certainly couldn't be here without you.
To the club goers, you are the heart and soul of this community. The life and love and enthusiasm and camaraderie that you bring with you every week is the reason we even exist!
And last, but most certainly not least, those of you who take a little time every day to join us online - talking on facebook, reading this blog, and helping those seeking aid on the forums - we're sorry that you can't be with us in person, but your dedication to join us, regardless of distance, means so much to us all.
It is so important - now more than ever, it seems - that we have support and encouragement for each other as artists; to share and to celebrate in both the struggle and the joy of what it means to be an animator in the 21st century.
It isn't always easy out there - students and professionals alike - so thank you, everyone. Let's keep this fire burning!
Happy animating, and we'll see you Friday.