Three days left for anyone who wants to know how many creativity articles I can write in August. For every 5 people that join our Patreon by July 31, I will write an additional, exclusive creativity article. Bring your friends, take a group photo and sign up for our Patreon. You’ll also get a Penguin photo and some cool stuff depending on the level you join at.
Creativity is the only way that we can advance in our life,
as a culture and as a species. Creating is at the core of who we are. Being
more creative will free you up to be more of who you are. At our Patreon, we
discuss creativity principles and bring them together for good. We look forward
to having you join us to become more creative.
We already have “’Popeye’ criticism and Creativity” lined up
for release on August 14. The Penguin photo should be released on August 22.
And don’t tell anyone, but August 18 is our Patreon anniversary! While three is
the magic number for how many days are left. Five is the magic number for extra
creativity articles. What would you do if you were more creative? Let’s find
Welcome to our tea party! Didn’t RSVP? That’s okay! That’s okay! Honey? It gets curiouser and curiouser when you read “Alice in Wonderland” or see one of the films and realize that there are a lot of connections to creativity principles. Of course, no one ever explains the principles outright. They let you discover them; just as they let Alice discover wonderland.
If you want a shortcut to discovering the principles of creativity, you could join our Patreon. You’ll get exclusive creativity posts, a penguin of the month photo, and some other cool things depending on what level you join at.
If you’re ready to be our VIP, gather your friends around
the table and check out our Patreon. For every 5 people that join by July 31, I
will write an extra creativity article. Maybe one of those will have a
reference to “Alice in Wonderland.”
So, elbows down! Pinkies up! That’s the way we sip our cup! (Thanks to Kerli for the “Tea Party” lyrics found on the music inspired by “Alice in Wonderland” CD.)
At Lilac City Comicon 2019, I had someone come to my table. He paid the adoption price for a costumed penguin and asked me to find a good home for one of our penguins. It was hard to do so because all of the children I saw after that had brothers and sisters. If I gave one child a penguin, I would need to give all the children a penguin. Since I only had one pay-it-forward penguin, I had to use my patience and wait for the right moment.
A girl in pink came to our table with her friend and loved our penguins. She asked about the adoption prices, touched the penguins and sighed. She left without a penguin. I kept watching the children go by. Some just ran by the table without stopping. Others glanced at the table but kept moving. Parents wrangled their kids away from looking at the penguins.
If we would have had a pay-it-forward penguin on the first day of Lilac City Comicon, I know exactly who would have gotten it. A little girl loved our penguins so much, she cried when her dad said she couldn’t have one. I felt bad for the father. He eventually bought Lucky at a discount, but she didn’t want a tiny penguin. She wanted a regular-sized penguin she could love. I offered to take Lucky back, but the dad declined. We can’t go back and change the past.
The girl in pink came back to our table and asked which of the penguins were $25. I pointed at our two penguins without costumes, and she pulled out her money. Then I said that we had a pay-it-forward penguin, so she could choose any penguin she wanted. Her eyes lit up, she started laughing, and she chose Flopsy Penguin dressed in her pink bunny outfit.
Both Jenya and I would love to give every child we see one
of our penguins. (Some adults need them, too.) It’s just not financially
Just recently, one of the people who has already adopted a penguin from us asked if it were possible to pay a penguin forward. Brilliant! If you want to pay the adoption process of a penguin and find someone who will love it, we will do so. Our next scheduled event is at Salem Holiday Market in Oregon; we’d love to be able to give away some penguins there! All you have to do is go to our pay-it-forward page and pay the adoption fee. You don’t even have to worry about shipping and handling!
Checkers and his Bright Light Nails family were the first to jump in and pay the adoption fees for one of our Pay-It-Forward Penguins. Checkers has been having so much fun in New Zealand that he and his family decided to help someone else experience the joy of having a stuffed penguin friend this holiday season.
Jenya and I were so excited when we saw that the first official Pay-It-Forward Penguin was already on its way within the first hour of posting the project on our website: www.penguinate.com. Join Checkers and Bright Light Nails this holiday season and pay a penguin forward for a child at the Salem Holiday Market in Oregon. We will also be donating a dollar to the Global Penguin Society for this penguin adoption.
Checkers is the salon penguin for Bright Light Nails. He loves chocolate and traveling through New Zealand when he isn’t helping with the great promotions and nail work being done in the salon. There’s been talk that he will get his own Instagram account, but for now, you can find him at the Facebook and IG accounts for Bright Light Nails. Thanks again to Checkers and his family!
(The first Pay-It-Forward penguin was adopted to a girl at Lilac City Comicon 2019. The adoption fees were paid anonymously. That interaction was one of the factors in creating an official program.)
After a successful first half of the year, Penguinate.com
was able to make its first donation to the Global Penguin Society. Penguinate.com
donates $1 for every adopted stuffed penguin from its website and the events
the business attends.
“It feels good to do something that helps penguins,” says
Jenya Engkilterra, who handmakes the plush penguins. “We’re just happy that we
can do something for them.”
Penguins are a bellwether species for climate change. As the
Antarctic ice melts and seal levels rise, penguins are facing a tougher
environment than they may be able to survive.
The Global Penguin Society is an award-winning organization
that educates people, protects habitats and observes penguin populations. It is
dedicated to the conservation of the world’s 18 penguin species. The
organization was the recipient of donations from the Walt Disney Company’s
DisneyNature release “Penguins.”
Penguinate.com will continue to donate to the Global Penguin
Society for the rest of 2019.
Comic conventions are known for bringing people from
different fandoms to the same place to celebrate each other. When local people
come together with travelers from farther way, it is a beautiful thing. Marvel,
DC, Star Wars, Star Trek and other fandoms can truly admire and enjoy the
conversations and the artistry that goes into cosplaying. While all of this
goes on in a specific geographical area delivering wonderful results to the area,
there’s no reason why those results have to be kept local.
Our stuffed penguins are soft, cute, cuddly and handmade. They’re great companions and mascots, and the love to cosplay. Because the eyes are hand embroidered, each penguin is unique. The costumes the penguins wear are handmade as well and often take as much time to make as the penguin itself.
If you’re looking to do something more with your comic con
experience, our booth is a great place to start. Act local. Think global. Buy a
Join our Patreon and save money at our convention and community events. Join by May 31, 2019.
As a VIP or Vendor, you’ve worked hard to get your pass,
which means you deserve a little break. At the Penguinate table, you’ll get $1
off of every purchase over $10. You don’t need to be a member of our Patreon campaign
for this discount, you just need to present your VIP or Vendor credentials.
Of course, we love our Patreon Penguinators, which is why we
offer them $1 off for every $10 they spend at are table. Join our Patreon at
any level before May 31, 2019 and you’ll be able to get this discount in addition
to the VIP and Vendor discount!
Our penguins are looking for good homes where they will be cherished and bring joy. They love to cosplay, and many of them already have costumes. If you don’t see a penguin that captures your fancy, we can make a penguin specifically for you. You’ll can place your order with a small deposit at the comic con, and we’ll begin working on it in July.
Every penguin is handmade with hand embroidered eyes, which gives each penguin a unique look. For every penguin we sell during ALVCC, we will give $1 to the Global Penguin Society.
If you are looking for posters, our penguin motivational posters are just the right thing to brighten any room. Disney fans will like our small prints of bygone Disneyland details, and movie buffs should look at our Russian Lobby Cards. Stop by our table and say “Hi!” We look forward to seeing you.
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Our penguins make us happy. Every time I walk into the
living room and see it full with my wife’s new creations, my smile gets
brighter, and I’m filled with a sense of love. While we can’t promise that you’ll
be happy for the rest of your life because of one of our penguins, but we can
say that your penguin friend will be ready to listen to you and help you face
the most difficult situations.
Our penguins can provide you comfort and a non-judgmental ear to hear your concerns and worries. They can also provide you with a playmate for those days when you just want to enjoy life. All you need is to connect with your inner child, bring your imagination and open yourself to the experiences you treasured as a young person. Let our penguins revive your childlike qualities that help make like more joyful, creative and fun.
Order a handmade penguin today to improve your mood. If you have a specific clothing style in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.