No matter what I'm doing, when the chill breeze returns, bringing with it the smell of wood fires lofting from chimneys, I get the itch to lumber down into the basement to work on more serious projects of my own, and usually that means railroads.
Recently the return of spring has set my mind to a whirl of rebirth, and of new, fresh things and ideas. Of particular importance, the realization that I don't have an "official" outlet for my other creative pursuits, and it hasn't sat well with me. I've been thinking that another website, along with the requisite social media accounts might be a good idea. Something a little less business and online store, and more of a gallery and blog. It goes without saying that C-3PO, and Kurt Meyer in scale aren't exactly "Marsh Creek", and while I'm proud of the work I have done, they aren't representative of a Model Railroad company. Those that know me personally don't bat an eye when they see "Rich's models" plastered over social media, but like my personality and creative energy, it's all rather haphazard. Not that there is anything particularly wrong with haphazard when it comes to creativity and art, but it isn't what I want to represent with my little company's legitimate business and creative pursuits.
I guess what I am saying in a long winded exposition, is that I need to separate the trains from the "other" category that I wander off into frequently, and I want "other" to be taken seriously, even if others do not find my actual persona in the same light.
Soon, I believe, it will be time to launch a new persona, a metaphorical rebirth of self, and as I have been quite enamored with Victorian fantasy (steampunk) lately, I'm thinking something along the lines of "Poor Richard's Infernal Curiosities" or "Dastardly Dick's Devilish Design", although alliteration almost always annoys...
Whatever I end up calling it, it will be awesome (of course it will) and it will feature all of my "other" categories of design, writing, modeling, and making.
What do you think?
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