Greetums: Never Underestimate the Power of Silly
Hair I am: Embracing the Power of Silly…
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” ~ Mary Lou Cook
Kat, the epitome of creativity and fun, was full of mirth and light; spreading her goodwill message while offering tidbits on her many businesses; especially those brilliant – wonderfully entertaining e-cards.
We chatted a bit and I invited her to add her joy here. She took me up on the challenge and found a moment in her busy schedule to respond to the questions.
A self-described serial entrepreneur, producer/director, designer, actress/comedienne, cat-lover and photographer/computer graphics CG-artist, Kat runs NoEvil Productions with her hubby, Thomas Hudson Reeve, and other ecards/computer graphics/animation businesses; in addition to her 2 photography websites KatCaverly and FunnyPicturesLady and 2 blogs – Lady Greetums and KatCaverly Blog. Kick back and enjoy a visit with Kat. As always, your comments are appreciated!
“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” Nathaniel Hawthorne
FATHER TIME @Greetums
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Tell us a bit on your background: Who are you? Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
My name is Kat Caverly. I was born on the Southside of Chicago. I live in New York; Upstate and in New York City (2 homes)
What do you do for a living?
Now? I am a serial entrepreneur. I own Greetums.com and I am co-owner of NoEvil Productions with my husband Thomas Hudson Reeve. I am a producer/director, designer, actress/comedienne, and photographer/CG-artist. (Computer Graphics)
Why did you choose the path you now follow?
I am an artist. It chose me.
When did you decide to make key changes in your life?
There have been many key changes in my life/career, and I expect that there will be many more. Deciding to move to New York in 1981 was a pivotal change. But I would have to say that the biggest change in my life came with the growth of the Web. I entered the digital world in 1995 and became 100% digital in 2005 when I stopped shooting film. Who would have guessed that, in my lifetime, a new medium for photography would be invented!
Share your world view: How do you live your life and manage your household?
I don’t waste a precious moment of my life being miserable. My motto is “Never underestimate the power of SILLY”. Another is “Hair I am!”
“Every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.” Smiley Blanton
What do you consider the most important thing about yourself?
I was born with a keen intelligence and, at 55; I still have more energy than a group of teenagers. I literally can learn to do almost anything and I have the energy to do it!
What motivates you to get out of bed?
My never-ending curiosity. I am fascinated by many things and with the Internet, I can find it all!
What makes you happy/laugh?
I think just about everything is funny and that makes me very happy.
What makes you sad/mad?
I cannot bear lying, or sociopaths. I get really mad at bullies and will come to the defense of their victims.
What would you do differently with your life if you had the power? With the world if you had the choice?
I wouldn’t really do anything differently. I would just do more of the same; produce, entertain, be creative. I have power in my life but with more resources, I would do more.
What guiding principle(s) do you follow to make your life meaningful?
There is no honor is beating an unworthy opponent. I cannot bring myself to take advantage of anyone, even if they make it easy. I believe we all know what “Right” is but few have the energy to do the “Right” thing. In this way I am blessed. I never take the “easy” way to resolving issues.
What word(s) of advice would you give to others today?
Laugh often; laugh loud. And to quote Joseph Campbell “Follow your Bliss.”
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered for bringing JOY into people’s lives.
It just IS.
“Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.” A. Whitney Griswold
Greetums: Giftums: THANK YOU PUPS
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Kat Caverly is an effervescent creative/comic/digital e- greeting card expert who divides her time between her homes in the Hudson Valley and New York City. She lives and works with her hubby/business partner, Thomas Hudson Reeve, and shares her joyful, light-hearted spirit through her e-greeting cards and other creative works.
Kat’s humor and wit are showcased in her work, yet she brings a joyful professionalism to all she does. You may connect with her through multiple venues: her blogs, Lady Greetums and KatCaverly/Blog, her twitter page,@Greetums, YouTube page, 3 websites, Greetums.com, NoEvil Productions and H.umoro.us and 2 photography sites. KatCaverly and FunnyPicturesLady.
What questions do you have for Kat (Greetums)? Do you have an exciting, creative business to share? Please leave us some feedback. Thank You!
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Until Next Time…
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