Posted by Carolyn on April 30, 2011
Just wanted to send out a congrats to the team at Circus Posterus for opening their storefront in New Mexico! I hope that your sales go sky high, and that Bubbleguts, Hazels, Skelves, and more will soon find homes across the world! Everything looks amazing, and I wanted to pass on the amazing news to everyone.
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Posted by Carolyn on April 29, 2011
Since I’m starting on a new path of creativity with my writing, I wanted to submit it to you, the readers, for input. This is a short story that I wrote for the 2010 Writer’s Digest contest, although I didn’t make a splash as I’d hoped. I massaged it until I was finally happy with it. Now, I’d like to hear from you. I’d welcome feedback just to hear if I am on the right path with my writing. Obviously, I have quirky ideas in my own dream world. Images flash by, and I can occasionally grasp the scene and place it into words.
So, without further ado… Read more »
Posted by Carolyn on April 27, 2011
I never intended to get into things that negatively impact creativity, but I will because it darkens all of my inspirations. I just read an article by Brett Arends indicating that the Age of America is at an end. At first my reaction was strongly negative as I’m an American by birth, until I put my own genetics into perspective. I’m a multi-cultural individual (British, French, Irish, Japanese…that I know of) as are most of the population of this planet. I’ve traveled to places outside of the United States, and seen unique beauties all around the world. And looking at the current geo-political instability that is quaking all over the world, I have to say that I am enjoying my multi-nationality immensely. I’ve never felt a part of a particular society because of who and what I am. Placing one country’s status over another is frankly immature and ludicrous given our diversity and everyone’s ingenuity.
This world is changing, and the internet is helping to breach the fences of each and every country. We’re on a single planet, and can’t afford to be so tunnel-visioned. Economics is supposed to be a segment of our life that helps us to live the lives that we want. Most of us don’t have this option because of the lack of financial stability in our own lives. This is a direct result of perpetuating a belief that we are all controlled by forces behind the fabric of society. And politics is just something forced onto us, and inherently destructive. Something needs to change. Read more »
Posted by Carolyn on April 24, 2011
We’ve all been following the horrific news from Japan. I’ve been lucky because my family, who live in Yokohama, were out of harm’s way. But it is hard to watch the news and see the continued suffering that these wonderful people have to endure.
Artists from around the world have been launching campaigns to help the people find some comfort in an uncertain future. I wanted to bring up the Monsters and Misfits gallery showing by Circus Posterus. Although this showing had been planned for months before the tragedy, Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, and Chris Ryniak had to carefully consider to move forward with the venture. Once they decided to make this a benefit show, Tomonosuke Syoten put together a beautiful showcasing of some of their latest creations. Here are some links about the show:
Tomonosuke Blog and more
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Posted by Carolyn on April 24, 2011
This seemed like a good place to continue, as this is who I am. I’ve been working as a technical communicator before I even knew of the title. Like most technical writers, I fell into the job by accident when I started working for Hughes Aircraft Company at the start of my career. I had been an estimator, buyer, and planner, so I was quite used to working with technical documents such as Bills of Materials (BOMs), engineering specifications, data sheets, and more. As my job description expanded, so did my repertoire of skills: analytical writing, project summaries, customer communications, training documents, user guides and instruction sheets, flow charting, technical illustrations, and more. This trend continues because I am a curious person by nature, and because I like to help people as much as possible. Here are a few characteristics that I recognize in fellow technical writers: Read more »
Posted by Carolyn on April 5, 2011
Nature providing inspiration near my house.
Well, I have finally entered the world of blogging. With such a crazy schedule, I really hadn’t planned on venturing down the path. But as I looked at my life of solitude (while I’m working, that is), I realized that I really need to get out there into the big, bad world and converse with real people. Especially since I am venturing into creative writing to balance out my very technical life. So…”Hello, everyone. My name is Carolyn, and I’m a writer!”
I look forward to getting to know everyone, and sharing inspirations that get my creativity flowing. This blog will be about all things creative, whether it relates to art, music, books, tattoos, or anything else that catches my interest. If it’s creative, then it’s fair game! We’ll be talking soon.