My name is Candace Gauger. I’m a fairly simple and quiet person who likes to observe more than talk. But, that doesn’t stop me from trying to get to know people when I feel comfortable. My co-workers would never believe that I am a homebody while my on-line friends and my entire family know this to be very true. To me, a quite night at home is far better than running from one place to another every weekend.
When people first meet me, they think I’m reserved and stand-off-ish. This is true, but to an extent. I want to get to know the people I’m working or socializing with before letting them see what lies below the surface. When I do open up, they are surprised to see a helpful, intelligent, vibrant, creative, person who will go to great lengths to protect and aid those she’s allowed within those thick emotional walls. A lucky few get to see deeper where a more tortured soul lives. Someone who has been through a lot of torment both emotionally and mentally in her past.
All that torture has enabled me to draw pictures which feel real and write out scenes that take in action and drama without being too over the top with the strength of emotion that has been poured into each word and stroke of a pen.
Further inspiration comes from where I work. Retail is not an easy job to survive a day in, but it can give so many ideas. Various customers inspire characters, good and evil, to be used. Their actions give rise to situations. Particularly bad days are where the best ideas come from to defeat the bad guys in creative ways just to release the anger, and aggression in a positive way. Were I ever to follow through with some of the thoughts I have in regards to these customers, I’d be locked away someplace dark and cold.
Soon to come: Where I’m from and where I intend to be one day