This site serves as a personal journal as well as a dumping ground for my drawings, pixels, and other random creations. I do this for fun, as a hobby. Posts usually revolve around my pets, nature, Internet culture, everything fantasy and sci-fi, and pretty places I visit. I write about whatever I feel like writing about, without theme or agenda.
Layout and credits
The little icons (categories, tags etc.) are made by Icondock, everything else is designed, created, and coded by me.
I got my first computer with Internet access when I was about 15 years old – and it completely amazed me! In fact, it changed my entire life.
Growing up in a rural village in northern Sweden was great, but it did make me feel isolated from the rest of the world. Everything was just so far away. But the Internet was a portal bringing the entire universe right into my own room! Of course, I wanted to be a part of it, so one of the first things I did with my computer was to learn how to build websites.
My very first site (in the late 90s) was a cyber pet adoption site hosted on Geocities. Being an animal lover slash artist it was no wonder I stumbled upon the community of pixel art and cyber pets.
Sometime in 2001-2002 I moved away from the cyber pets and created a more personal website about me and my life. The word “blog” wasn’t invented yet, so it was called having an online journal. Comments and other personal interactions were handled through e-mail and guest books.
In early 2005 I bought my first own domain, CyanSunrise.com. In 2009 I switched to RockWitch.net. My site was divided into one Swedish blog and one art/pixel site in English for the first two years, but eventually, I got sick of the split-personality website and merged everything into one. In the process, I also made the decision to only use English and ditch Swedish altogether. Most of the people I had gotten to know were from other countries so it made sense.
In January 2015 I changed my domain name to ImaginaryKarin.com, and here we are now. 😄