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Amber Waves
Robert Garbin
The interview was being held in the corner of the busiest bakery in New York City.  David Attel reporting for Baker’s Secret, a British pastry magazine, was asking the three time winner of the bread making championships, Andre Stephenson, the secret of his success.
“Everyone always wants to know what makes Americans the dominant bakers in the world” Andre snorted.  “You know, four hundred years ago, American baking was considered only less dubious then American cuisine.  We were thought of as crash, tasteless, and immature.”
“Why was that?” David said.
“Because we were, we had lowered our standards so far with mass produced additive loaded crap that our insides were caked with it.  For God’s sake, Hot Pockets were one of the best selling items in every supermarket.”
“So what happened to change all of this?”
“One more idiot.”
“What do you mean?
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Work in Progress 6/12/18 by gkarlives Work in Progress 6/12/18 :icongkarlives:gkarlives 0 0 Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability by gkarlives Quiet Strength - Silent Vulnerability :icongkarlives:gkarlives 0 0 WIP - Cheetah the third It's All Connected paint by gkarlives WIP - Cheetah the third It's All Connected paint :icongkarlives:gkarlives 1 0 Rodeo with Story by gkarlives Rodeo with Story :icongkarlives:gkarlives 0 0 Rodeo by gkarlives Rodeo :icongkarlives:gkarlives 1 0


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Robert garbin
United States
Long time fan of SFF.
Well folks, it looks like my first Kickstarter project Quiet Strength Kickstarter isn't going to work.  There are only 12 days left and I still have only one backer so it looks like I am going to have to take some time and rethink how I approach this project.  I am taking some advice from the creator of my favorite tv show Babylon 5 by J M Straczynski and not being afraid to fail.  I have actually done this a lot in my life by pushing myself outside comfort zones even if it meant I could fail; however, I don't believe I ever went into these situations with that in mind.  In most cases I have put myself under a lot of stress because I never felt like I could just walk away from the situations without serious consequences.  

That is not the case here; however, I did really need this to succeed and I also had a lot of hope that it would.  In the end though, life will go on.  From here I will be looking at some information shared by smirtouille on her successful campaign and work on some projects that will hopefully enhance my next offering.  I will have to plan the advertising better (I used facebook ads but really did not know how it all worked) and organize the rewards from the start (added more as I looked at smirtouille's campaign).  The largest part of my errors came from being very cautious on spending money initially since I am completely broke at the moment.  I had to be very tentative on what I spent because I was waiting to start my new job and have been accumulating bills.  I will have to look at ways to overcome this issue.

All in all, while the campaign has not worked out, it has been a learning experience that I do not intend to give up on.  So look for another campaign once I have worked through the mistakes of this one.  Thanks to all those that have liked my facebook page for this project and the one person who backed it.  Hopefully, as my blog continues to expand, I will have more interest accumulated in my creations to make the next project successful.


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GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for +fav my drawing  
   Leopard Portrait by GiovanniChis
gkarlives Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017
Welcome.  It is awesome.  
ChibiPyro Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for faving my artisan craft works! I am glad you like it!:heart::huggle:
gkarlives Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for +fav my 
Tiger-Scratchboard Art by GiovanniChis
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the +fav !
gkarlives Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Thanks a lot for the fav, it's much appreciated!
gkarlives Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Very welcome.
GiovanniChis Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you for adding my drawing Tiger Portrait to your favourites. I really appreciate it.  Please visit my Gallery their may be other drawings you like. Have a good day!

Thank you very much for watching, it’s a honor for me!

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