Life fables; Live the Fairy Tale
Dear Shop Owner,
What is one of today’s growing threats to gift shops? Technology? The internet? How about something less obvious, yet even more dangerous? We’ve all seen it. A rolling of the eyes. An exasperated sigh. A tapping of the finger or foot. What are these all too common behaviors communicating? Cynicism.
In today’s fast paced age of information overload, cynicism is growing exponentially. The more overwhelmed people are feeling, the more cynical they are becoming. It’s a natural defense against the barrage of information bombarding them on a daily basis through media outlets and social media sites.
Cynicism is so pervasive it’s now becoming a silent and mostly unacknowledged epidemic (an undercurrent of bullying) that threatens the very backbone of our society – our capacity to SINCERELY care and connect with each other. Cynicism deflates inspiration and imagination. Cynicism is bullying in disguise.
So, what can we do? Heaping on even more information is NOT the solution.
Splash City Studios offers an alternative approach, and an antidote to this growing epidemic. Using cartoon and story, our LIFE FABLES and inspirational products revitalize the lost arts of imagination, self-reliance and will, the very qualities that encourage empathy and override cynicism.
Sadly, a cynic usually doesn’t make the time to read a heartfelt story and most likely will scoff at an inspirational cartoon, but that’s where a gift shop comes in. By offering these timeless treasures, caring friends and family may discover a means to SPLASH away cynicism (with love, light and laughter!), and help their loved ones re-connect with the compassionate person they really are inside!
Live the Fairy Tale!
Deborah Whitaker, Owner
Craig Cloutier, Owner