It happened! I made something in Blender that I'm happy with. After 7 years learning the user interface, I figured out how to animate.
After animating the basic shapes, I brought the frames into Photoshop to add some cel animation style flourishes.
This early version was exported from the Blender Cycles engine. I liked the look, but it took too long to render. The final orange version was render in grayscale and colored in After Effects.