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  1. Cherie Reich
    January 8, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    Tribbles! They're just so adorable and so much trouble! Hehe!

    Thank you so much for featuring me today, Emilyann!

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 8, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

      They are too awesome. And it's really encouraging to hear your feedback on overcoming fears about writing and sharing work. I think you have a really healthy outlook on that. And I love your take on creativity. A world without creativity would be lack innovation. We'd probably have no advancements in technology and certainly not as kind or socially minded people. Thank you for the great interview 🙂

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  2. Pat Hatt
    January 8, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

    haha tribbles are like mini ewoks, fun interview at your zoo

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 8, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

      Hehe! Tribbles are like mini ewoks. 🙂

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 9, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

      Love the comparison, Pat. And thanks. It was such a honor to hear Cherie's insights.

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  3. Julie Flanders
    January 8, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    Oh I had forgotten all about the Tribbles! So cute! Now I want some Tribbles of my own LOL.

    Great interview, ladies. 🙂

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 8, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

      I'd love a tribble too, Julie! 🙂

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 9, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

      They are too cute! I'm really glad Cherie brought these guys to our attention =)

      And thank you Julie

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  4. Alex J. Cavanaugh
    January 8, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    Sorry the college critique group made you cry!
    Tribbles are funny no matter what.

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 8, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

      Those college kids were mean. At least the teacher was nice and gave me a C. I felt much better about his comments. 🙂

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 10, 2014 @ 5:39 am

      I agree, I was sorry to hear about those students making her cry, Alex. I'm glad your teacher was helpful though, Cherie =)

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  5. M Pax
    January 9, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    It's hard not to love the tribbles. I was always criticized for being too creative. That never bothered me. 🙂 But it can make normal people uncomfortable. With that said, my poetry professor hated most of my poetry.

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 9, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Too creative? Yeah, I wouldn't be bothered with that one. It's much better than boring. 🙂

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 10, 2014 @ 5:49 am

      Sorry to hear that, M. I definitely agree with Cherie. I'm glad this is a topic we're covering in the interview today, because I know it's hard to get out there and share work, but I think we have to remember a couple things, like it's all in good fun. And, as long as our work that it means something to us personally, then it will most likely connect with somebody out there in the universe (if we do decide to share it). And it's just healthy to remember that it won't be everyone's thing. As long as it makes us happy as creative, we're set for life 🙂

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  6. Christine Rains
    January 9, 2014 @ 3:33 am

    Wonderful interview! Hehehe! Tribbles. They make me laugh too. I daydream all the time. It's definitely kept me sane as well.

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 9, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

      Daydreaming is wonderful. I highly recommend it. 🙂

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 10, 2014 @ 6:07 am

      Aren't the Tribbles great? I'm forever in Cherie's debt for introducing me to them =)

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  7. Heather Holden
    January 10, 2014 @ 1:02 am

    So cool to see you interviewing Cherie–she's awesome! I especially love what she had to say about creativity saving a person's sanity. (That is so, so true, at least for me!)

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 10, 2014 @ 6:19 am

      I know, I love Cherie. She's been so awesome ever since I started blogging. (You're a cool gal Cherie 🙂

      And I agree about the sanity. I took a brake from writing a couple years, but started feeling really trapped and limited in my creativity because I was only making visual art. I still love visual art, but I realized that both are so helpful in exploring feelings and oddly they keep me connected to the world, because I learn a lot about myself and how to relate to others. I suspect if creativity wasn't part of my life, I'd be in a straight jacket, lol.

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 10, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

      Aww, you two are making me blush. Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

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  8. Natalie Aguirre
    January 12, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    I love Cherie too and am glad I found her blog. Loved finding out more about her and where she gets her inspiration.

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    • Emilyann Girdner
      January 13, 2014 @ 6:15 pm

      Her responses are so inspiration. The writing and blogging communities are lucky to have Cherie =) Thank you for stopping by, Natalie.

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    • Cherie Reich
      January 13, 2014 @ 11:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Natalie! Emilyann gave me some tough questions to answer. 🙂

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