Curie Author Showcase (May 29th, 2018)

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  • In spirit of Curie's mission to promote undiscovered but exceptional content, we wish to use this twice weekly section to provide an author showcase for some of the outstanding authors who received Curie upvotes in past week. Curie curators and reviewers nominate authors for inclusion in this showcase and author approval is sought and attained.

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Featured Author: @arrozymangophoto
“The cuatro” musical soul of the popular venezuelan culture.


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The past few Author Showcases have featured guitars in some way, whether it be someone making it make unusual and yet incredible music, someone teaching us how to play a rock song, or someone shredding on a guitar like the great Joe Satriani. Today's Author Showcase begins with an instrument similar to a guitar, the Venezuelan Cuatro. The Cuatro is actually more closely related to a ukulele due to its shape and how it is tuned.

@arrozymangophoto shares the history of how this instrument became a staple in Venezuelan culture from its inception right through to today when the 3 to 4 month process of crafting these signature instruments has been all but phased out of modern life. Along the way he visits a couple craftspersons who have the art of making a Cuatro down to a science. He also shares the detailed step by step process photos of them doing their magic.

This is just one step in @arrozymangophoto plan to bring us here on the Steem Blockchain many different traditions from his home country with aspirations to travel the world and make documentaries of cultures all over the globe.

Make public the popular culture of any country is my focal point, not only in Steemit but in every format that I have available. Is really sad how the globalization wipe out the local cultures and traditions in their natural way to production.

That's basically my standpoint and the things that are drawing my attention. I've fifteen years linked with the creatives process of my town, and one of my goals it's to make a trip for South America sketching with photos and videos the most important traditions of our towns. - @arrozymangophoto

Featured Author: @danielapetk
Four of The Seven Rila Lakes


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Next up @danielapetk takes us on a trip to the Rila Mountains in southwestern Bulgaria. The Rilas are the highest range in the Balkans. Located in the northeastern portion of the range at an elevation approaching a mile and a half up are The Seven Rila Lakes. These glacial lakes are the most visited in Bulgaria.

Daniela shares some of her breathtaking (literally when you are hiking a mile and a half up a mountain) photos of four of the seven glacial lakes as well as the trip through the forest to get there.

Be sure to checkout Daniela's page to see her post loaded with some amazing weather photos, The Perfect Weather.

Featured Author: @unicornia
"Shattering": A Steven Universe tribute.


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@unicornia begins her post featuring some brilliant art from the Steven Universe cartoon with the following statement that I could not agree with more. It has essentially been the basis for my love of cartoons from childhood right through to my now current adult-childhood.

Behind all of the beauty of the simplicity that cartoons bring, a lot of deep thoughtful plots are hidden, making cartoons enjoyable for all ages. But, this is nothing new! Since the creation of cartoons, adult jokes and deep topics were touched by those apparently silly-childish-completely innocent animations, in a way that only adults can understand and still allowing children to enjoy the “colorful” part

She then shares the step by step process in photos and gifs showing every last detail that went into creating her Steven Universe tribute piece.

Well, I'm Mimi, but here everybody knows me as Unicornia. I have 27 human years old, and I like to consider myself a s a "Magical creature" because of my meditations, emotional knowledge and... style. I love sparkles, cute things and alternative lifestyles. I'm a pastel-spacey-grunge girl.

I draw since I were 5 years old (at least that's what I remember) and I learned all I know by myself. One of the things that I love from steemit, it's that you don't need a paper to prove that you actually know how to do things. That the only way to prove your worth is posting.

I live with the body in the V country, and the head in the cosmos.

Featured Author: @socent
How I Accidentally Broke Into Writing Professionally #1


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@socent shares the story of how she finally shut out the fear of failure and pursued her dream of becoming a writer, and it starts with a chance encounter with a total stranger on a plane. A stranger who inspired her enough during a 2+ hour flight to ignore a lifetime of advice against doing what she knew she loved to do.

Ivy shared a little back story that came well before her plane ride that day, and the unfortunate reason she was on that flight - which turned out to be a wonderful twist of fate.

My grandmother was the one that first inspired me to write when I was a little girl because she would sit for at least an hour a day and journal in a notebook that she always had with her. She never shared her personal thoughts but we found them after she had passed away and she had written stories about everyone that she loved. They were fantasy stories about little rabbits having adventures with other wild creatures and going off to save the world after teatime. My Gramma always had time for tea and a story with her grandkids, she would tell wonderful stories or read us one of our favorites. So, I credit her for my love of books and of writing because I wouldn't love stories as much if not for her.

I was on my way to her funeral when I met the woman on the airplane featured in this post and it all seemed to come together for me. I started writing again and I have been writing ever since. Its amazing how a conversation can change you so much, so I would encourage anyone reading this to have as many conversations as you can because you never know what you might learn.

You can read the rest of the story that Ivy has now posted on her blog page, How I Accidentally Broke Into Writing Professionally #2.


Featured Author: @foxfiction
Shimmer (a scifi shortstory)


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We wrap up today's Author Showcase with a bit of Science Fiction. A story about a man's journey through space and the dangers that our curiosity to explore beyond our own planet can often come with. @foxfiction does a wonderful job of telling this story about Belkin and his wife Lara.

As always let's avoid the spoilers and head on over to read the story.

The irony of it didn't escape him. Already the world around him had started to fill with that same, odd shimmer.

This Curie Author Showcase was written by Curie Curator @randomwanderings (Gene) with input from other Curie curators and reviewers. Author permission was sought and obtained from all authors featured in this showcase. All works are the copyright of their respective authors and used with permission.

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Keep up with the high standards and rocking as usual! 🌟

Thanks for being a part of it! Loved the art and the process, but your story then made it so much better.

Thank you again @curie for bringing such quality content to all of us to find and enjoy. I'm excited to add these finds to my list of enjoyable reads.

You do good work and make Steemit a better place for the effort.

It's amazing how much talent there is in steemit that is not valued and is rewarded for his talent.
Thank God @curie and @ocd are doing a great job to give the opportunity to new talent to be rewarded and be seen by other users

I love reading these selections @randomwanderings (@curie); it's great to see continual proof of your high standards :) Thanks for all you do!

Thanks for including me in this! Such an honor to be included and so very exciting! Looking forward to reading other great posts by wonderful Steemians. Excellent program that you have started
Ivy

Thank you very much for this initiative, @curie. This matters a lot to content creators. How do we submit our content to Curie? Do we have to reach you via Discord to do that? Your response matters so that every content creator seeing this will have a chance to submit their works and be showcased in your platform. Thank you!

There isn't a submission process. Basically you create the exceptional content and one of our 100+ Curators will likely find it. We have many ways to find it through a database or a search tool, and other ways. Just a matter of time before we find it.

Thank you so much for believing in our talent.

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Curie Author Showcase (May 29th, 2018) Resteemed! @resteemmuse

I just discovered @curie,these posts are just wow
I will follow and join the discord group

Undoubtedly @curie is the true supporter of original work and real authors.

Thank you for bringing us all here to connect great and unique artists who continue to contribute to our society in a marvelous way. <3

Curie all the way!
Nice features chaps.
Blessing and fist bumps to all.
Cheers for the support :)

Thank you so much @curie for everything.. :)
God bless you always

Excellent work!... Voted, Followed and resteemed from now! New authors and readers need help and spaces for meeting and share good contents. I'm new in this platform, and know about you is a pleasant surprise. Greetings from Venezuela.

they are all good posts....good job Curie.

Simply great all these articles, you really see the original and the creative, they have well-deserved vote.

they deserve to have it

How can I go about suggesting other people who have good content?

I don't really have sufficient Power to give credit where it is due on this platform!

Help greatly appreciated!

Luppers :)

Mountains looks like cows, that's really beautiful

Beautiful images guys.

without any given all are post of a great quality, I think it is excellent the support you give to the community @curie

Thank you for helping many people to do their projects! Your contribution is very valuable, it is an excellent job you do, is to admire the dedication and commitment that involves helping so many people

Awesome Content Curie!
Just wanted to say thanks for sharing all those beautiful Posts on here :)

all the best from germany,
johannes

Muy Bueno tu post me parece de excelente calidad tu publicación sigue así te agradecería tu apoyo siguiéndome en mi cuenta @adrianrafa y dándome un UPVOTE en cualquiera de mis publicaciones para que me ayudes a crecer gracias de ante mano un abrazo los quiero

Very good your post seems to me of excellent quality your publication follows this way you I would thank youyour support following in my account @adrianrafa and giving me an UPVOTE in any of my publications in order that you help me to grow thank you of beforehand an embrace I want them

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Thanks for the great initiative @curie and thanks for your upvote on my post https://steemit.com/music/@klaus85/an-improvised-evening-gipsy-jazz-with-angelo-debarre-stochelo-rosenberg-and-tchavolo-schmitt

I have followed you. Keep up the good work and have a great day!

Cheers from Prague ;)
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Thanks for once again bringing us all some good reads that we otherwise may not have found. Keep up the good work!

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Welcome to the blockchain! You should check out @poetsunited . Lots of good poetry content going through there.

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Maybe you can check out the article that I wrote about the 460 mln zl fraud at da Vinci painting "Lady with an Ermine"

Here’s the linkhttps://steemit.com/art/@agatak/the-460-million-fraud-at-the-da-vinci

Hello Curie,
Nice action from you to support other people creating things and to bring them attention ! A very commendable thing! I myself can understand it well, because I myself have used my following for a while to give newcomers more reach. And now, for a while, I did not write anything myself, and I did a lot of reading stuff because I was concentrating on a new project. And now I realize that a lot of my attention has gone away. All in all, I can only support your action.
Keep it up !!!
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Thank @curie you for providing such a good and interesting job. Congratulations

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Thank you for these interesting posts Curie! I enjoyed reading them. I loved both writing styles and photos combined.

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