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. The Internet, however, was like a portal bringing the entire universe right into my own room! Of course, I wanted to be a part of it! 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 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. Most of the people I had gotten to know online were from other countries so it made sense.
In January 2015 I changed my domain name again to ImaginaryKarin.com, and here we are now. 😄