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Monster Anxiety


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Monsters worry. Some Monsters obsess. And often Monsters mirror our phobias and anxieties.
If you would like a monster who shares your anxiety,
I will send a monster with some words about an anxiety of your choice. (Who knows, if you are highly skilled at anxiety, you may want more than one monster to help express your reality.)
Your monster can come to you as a digital image (iphone photo quality) of a cut-out monster and anxious words collaged over a painted background,
or I will draw a monster especially for you, with some anxious words, on a blank art card.... the drawing will be a line drawing, made with monster-friendly art pens or other monster-friendly art supplies. Then I will mail the monster card to you. Monster cards are suitable for gifting (blank on the inside for your message), they can be framed, or they can be talked to. If you are going to give the monster card to someone else, tell me, and I will put the card in a blank envelope, and then put it in another envelope before mailing it to you. If you decide on the digital image option (more colorful), then you are on your own for printing or enveloping.

Training & Qualifications

I have many monsters of my own. They talk to me, and I talk to them. Monsters make interesting friends.

I was a gallery artist a monstrously long time ago. Now I am launching into picture book art and writing.
My first to-be-published picture book has some monsters wandering around inside, and my monsters and I were worrying if they were good-enough monsters, which started us talking about monster anxiety.

I have a handful of psych diagnoses, some depression, insecurities, a sprinkling of OCD, stirred up with lots of creative thinking..... sometimes I worry, but when I do, my monsters help me.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Carole

David received Help with An Honest Review Of Our Podcast from Carole
Oct 27, 2016
Carol sent over 7 pages of notes as well as follow up questions and is still sending follow up questions, she has given me new ideas, insight as well allowed me to think in an entirely different way with regards to our podcast. I can't wait to continue this relationship as well as dive in more with her on other more
Lucas received Unit of Monster Anxiety from Carole
Oct 22, 2016
Great artist and very personable.
Therese provided Unit of Your Cute Pet in a Mandala for Carole
Oct 17, 2016
Fun to do her dog's mandala! I really enjoyed working with Carole!
Sophia received Unit of Ask Hazel a question from Carole
Oct 15, 2016
She was really kind and funny. I would make deals with her again.
Ray provided Session of Ask an Actor for Carole
Oct 03, 2016
Carlos received Unit of Monster Anxiety from Carole
Oct 02, 2016
Carole is the most caring, good-natured person I've come across on Simbi. I honestly can't even begin to express how glad I am to have found her in t...his community. She sent me the most beautiful Monster Anxiety Cards. When I opened her package, I was incredibly touched. She meticulously packaged the cards with wax paper, sent me two perfect envelopes, and even wrote me a personal message. I was overjoyed. I'm so grateful for what she has done for me. And I really hope someone else gets to experience the joy I had while talking and dealing with her. She's pure gold. show more
Jeff provided Unit of Watch my Stand-up Comedy Video for Carole
Oct 02, 2016
Great working with Carole! Watched my video better than any other video watcher out there!! Check out all her great services, she'll take care of you!... Tell her Jeff sent ya! Thanks Carole!!show more
Alii provided Hour of Friendship Bracelet for Carole
Sep 12, 2016
Always a pleasure to work with Carole! :)
Patrick received Help with Trying my online coaching for 1mo from Carole
Sep 05, 2016
Unfortunately we weren't in contact as much as I hoped, but Carole is a very nice and friendly person. And I enjoy working with here!
Josh provided Unit of Crocheted Hat for Carole
Aug 29, 2016
This was my second time meeting Carole, and I learned she has more talents than I previously knew about. She is a fantastic painter, a talented writer... of both songs and children's books and probably more, and she is very hospitable and encouraging. Oh yeah, and she is good with monsters, more


Cassi Hess wrote a recommendation for Carole Stedronsky
Aug 02, 2016

Carole was such a joy to work with. She is very quick at responding and open to collaboration. The artwork itself is so lovely. Beyond that, she is a kind person who is so fun to chat with. I highly recommend using her services and getting to know her.

Janae Wietecha wrote a recommendation for Carole Stedronsky
Jul 26, 2016

Carole is a very nice person and does not dissapoint! :)

Jenny C wrote a recommendation for Carole Stedronsky
Jul 09, 2016

Carole is a wonderful writer and artist! She is very friendly, helpful, and so kind. I would recommend her services and know she will do a wonderful job!

Michaela Daystar wrote a recommendation for Carole Stedronsky
Jul 08, 2016

Carole is artistic, imaginative and a lot of fun to work with!

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Carole's other services

Pain Management Consult
I am drawn to barter. I remember, as a young child, organizing barter among my neighborhood friends. I love the idea of sharing our gifts with each other. Love the reciprocity. Love the process of looking at what I am good at, and what I love doing. I'm hoping to make new friends.

Pain Management Consult

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I am drawn to barter. I remember, as a young child, organizing barter among my neighborhood friends. I love the idea of sharing our gifts with each other. Love the reciprocity. Love the process of looking at what I am good at, and what I love doing. I'm hoping to make new friends.

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Carole's requests

Carole is requesting
Custom 3-ring binder
I like to have special binders for writing projects. For example, a craftsman who creates hand-bound leather journals made a green leather binder embossed with tree, nautilus shell, and celtic knotwork designs for a book manuscript I'm working on. I need 3-ring D-ring A4 binders (for 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper), in 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch ring sizes for different writing projects. The covers could be covered with textile or paper, velvet, leather, painted canvas, drawings..... there are many many possibilities.... 3-D printed covers, a binder made of wood, even metal, hand embroidery, pieced and quilted, collaged and sealed..... The binder needs to be a working, easy-to-use binder, pleasing to the eye and pleasing to touch. The binder covers could be made from scratch, or a ready-made D-ring binder could be covered. A pocket on the inside would be nice, but not a necessity. There are a few thematic binders I would like for specific projects.... for instance, I am working on a poetry book manuscript with the title The Philosopher and His Dog, and I'd like an image of a black labrador-type dog on the cover. Some other writing project themes are Comforting the Kids with Quilts, Children's picture book projects, a spiritual memoir, 100 things to do to help with chronic pain, and Hazel the service dog (who is a golden retriever).

I am drawn to barter. I remember, as a young child, organizing barter among my neighborhood friends. I love the idea of sharing our gifts with each other. Love the reciprocity. Love the process of looking at what I am good at, and what I love doing. I'm hoping to make new friends.

About Carole Stedronsky

I am an artist and writer. I am 63 years old, although I have lots of playful inner children. My friends say I have taught them how to play.... I've taught improvisational creative process to childre...n and adults, informally, and in classes, with drawing, painting, quilting, and writing. I have a masters in English with an emphasis in creative writing, and I've been in a writing critique group that has been meeting weekly for 25 years. We meet at noon, have lunch together and chat for a half hour, then read, edit and and critique each others' current work. I have published poetry in literary magazines, my chapbook Wolfdream won the Anibiosis Press chapbook contest and I've been nominated as a Pushcart Poet. I'm at a place in my life where I'm working on book projects.... I'm finishing a memoir and book proposal this month (ten years work), and then I will be working on finishing the illustrations for my picture book titled You Are The Artist, to be published by Reflection Press. I play the bodhran (Irish frame drum). After a bad fall from a horse, I have nerve damage and chronic pain and have a purple electric wheelchair (zoom) and a wonderful Golden Retriever service dog named Hazel. I've figured out how to do my creative work (writing, drawing, painting watercolors, creative consulting) from my recliner where I spend most of my time at home (for pain management). Through necessity, I've become quite knowledgeable about pain management through a multi-faceted approach, and that will be another book project. This year I got an outdoor recliner, which is wonderful, because I can sit outdoors and write or read or draw and occasionally throw tennis balls for Hazel. I'm sitting in my outdoor recliner as I write this, under the wisteria, dog, cat, and Japanese maple trees beside me, enjoying the cool summer morning. I'm married to a retired firefighter captain. Our 29-year-old son (who teaches high school physics) and his wife (who is an archeologist) and two Italian greyhounds live three blocks away, and we go on dog walks together in the afternoon or evening. show more

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Carole Stedronsky is looking for:
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