In The Artist Studio: an interview with greeting card legend Kathy Davis October 2011 Kat Caverly, an artist in the truest sense of the word… zany, brilliant, talented and not afraid to take risks… ~Kathy Davis I was so excited excited when Kathy asked me if she could interview me for her series. After all [...]
In this marvelous age of the social media new words have become popular but some of these words had prior meaning. So there is a potential for confusion. In the world of Facebook the word “Friend” has a meaning a bit closer to our offline worlds. Ostensibly we “know” the people we friend on Facebook, [...]
photo by Kat Caverly © 2011 I know. What does piracy have to do with the Holidays? Nothing and everything. Just before Cyber-Monday and the feeding-frenzy that is holiday retail sales, another frenzy hit the Internets: Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. As an artist I have a dog in this fight against online piracy, [...]
I have been a greeting card professional since 1987. And I have lived in New York since 1981. I have watched with intense interest all of the wonderful Jewish festivals and Hanukkah is really a HAPPY HOLIDAY! So as my continued commitment to “Celebrate Life” I celebrate Chanukah every year. I created a online Hanukiah [...]
Photo © Kat Caverly I love this time of year. I love the season changing, the colors, the smells and most of all looking forward to the Thanksgiving feast.
illustration © NoEvil productions Within 8 hours of discovering Robert Levine’s new book, “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business can Fight Back” I had read it in its entirety. No small accolade.
Photo © Kat Caverly It all started as a game with Twitter stats. How do you measure online “influence”. No one took these things seriously. It was all just fun and social gaming; right? Well that’s until someone “pokes an eye out” with Klout. Klout is mainstream now. The influence of this “influencer maven” has [...]
illustration ©Kat Caverly Enterprises inc Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit. ~Nik Cubrilovic In an update, dated October 3rd, Mr. Cubrilovic notes that Facebook re-enabled a controversial tracking cookie that they claimed to have “fixed” back in May. In Related News: Facebook Patent Application Describes [...]
Do happy. Be HAPPY! And like me, if you had an unhappy childhood, start your Happy Childhood today! It is never too late to have a happy childhood.
All you need is 5 minutes to start having a good day again. 1. Laughing yoga – Hayasa Time: 60 seconds Doing this video proved to me that this simple technique is the most powerful way to relax and see things a bit brighter. It is easy and can be done anywhere and I find [...]
Ask any salesman. They will tell you all about the myth that people don’t like to be sold to which is code for “I’m scare to put myself out there”. Business cannot be conducted without selling.
It had been 3 days since I was warned. I successfully cleaned pages of the iframe exploit I had found. Within hours they reappeared. Freaky.
A maven is someone who accumulates knowledge about a subject. I have been collecting information about all things Twitter since September 2009. I joined Twitter in 2007 as @katcaverly but as with all the networks before it that I joined, it didn’t grab me. But when I created @Greetums I had learned some Twitter [...]
“Truth, Justice, and the American Way”; these words had more to do with the formation of my basic ideals than my family, truth be told. So, yes, I have a strong opinion about the character of Superman. I consider him family. I first discovered Superman comic books at the corner drugstore in 1961. And I [...]
Photo by Thomas Hudson Reeve © Kat Caverly Enterprises “We are a society of laws, not of men.” Which only means that whim and politics is not the rule of the day. We don’t have to like something for it to actually make sense. Copyright abuse has been on the rampage since the start of [...]
You have the right to remain silent. I am learning to exercise this right. No answer is an answer. Less is, well, leave them wanting more. We need to stand by our words. We need to stand up to our words. Words are important. They can mend hearts. Words can makes things right again. We [...]
Happiness comes in cans not in can’ts. ~Kat Caverly Once upon a time we all lived happily ever after . Is that really only true in storybooks? Or is happiness and satisfaction a result of choice? I believe in the power of the human spirit. Humanity has faced worse times and transcended all [...]
What if happiness is as simple as learning how to smile? At this point even the word “SMILE” makes me smile a huge, full-faced genuine smile. This is worthy of learning and practicing every day. I highly recommend smiling for no particular reason. Don’t underestimate the power of the smile; it’s benefit to the wearer, [...]