Announcing the birth of:
I first started blogging for our furniture business and the “green” movement that we are a part of. Since I was writing “Conscious Thought” it was the blog that came up when people googled my name. That was fine if they wanted to hear about the furniture industry and the eco-movement but not if they wished to follow me and my writing. “Conscious Thought” is fairly inactive because I am writing on more than one blog in my spare time (..working my day job and writing my books etc.). If you are following that blog but aren’t interested in the furniture industry then please go to my new blog: http://hollybarbo-books.com I really want to stay in touch with you.
The second blog came about because of my line of science/fantasy books. It was started in July of 2011 in preparation of my first e-book coming out and is the more active blog. The “Sage Seed Chronicles” blog actually had two locations. One was attached to my website which I built because I couldn’t figure out how to do everything I wanted to do on the WordPress blog site and .. you guessed it.. the other was on WordPress but didn’t have any book information. The two “Sage Seed Chronicles” sites were cumbersome. They had the same blog posts (I didn’t know how else to handle it). One had more book information and pictures but no ability to communicate via commenting, tweeting or sharing. The other had only the blog posts but we could interact with each other.
Entering from stage left is my website/blog savior. My publisher, Paper Crane Books, http://www.papercranebooks.com/ saw the mess I was making of things and decided to give me a helping hand. So I now have a new website. It has information on my books and my blog is there also. We can communicate with each other and share. YEA!
The old Sage Seed Chronicles sites will disappear. Please my friends, go to my new.. lovely.. remastered website to keep in touch.
Tag.. You’re it!
See you there.
This blog will not be a tight fit with either my business blog or my writing blog but speaks to the underlying structure of my life and how everything fits together.
There are a couple of things I would like share. Our furniture business has been green for a long time and we support green practices. It is a philosophy that is in our lives. We are practical people who blend well with the eco philosophy.
Last December as I was contemplating what to do about Christmas gifts I started looking at the piles of scrap boards that were too small to build anything out of but that we hadn’t gotten rid of. Rosewood pieces and Zebra wood. Teak, Wenge, Walnut Jaboty and other small treasures. We hadn’t ditched them because they were precious to us. Well I started making bracelets and pendants from these pieces. Gorgeous reclaimed exotic wood jewelry. The idea has blossomed and I will be in Richland, WA at the Art in the Park juried show with a stock of these beauties on the 29th and 30th of this month. If you can’t make it in person, I can sell you a piece or make one for you. :)(http://www.barbofurniture.com/Barbo_Furniture/Exotic_Statements.html)
I’m in full production mode right now but will have updated photos and information on the page link above.
In late summer-early fall my first book will be published. It is part of a finished sci-fi series that takes place on a Green/Low Tech world. It is action packed- murder- suspense. (And they do quite well with out oil)
Recently we were contacted by a terrific group of film makers. They have produced films that have won awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Their latest “Freedom” looks at alternative fuels. On August 4th they will be in Bellingham with “Freedom” at the Pickford Theatre. Here is the trailer: http://youtu.be/71HAHe3_2dk
The reason I am grouping all of these seemingly different topics together is because they are truly related. We all do things the way we do because of philosophy, experiences and the knowledge we have… sort of a version of “You are what you believe.”