January 12th, 2020

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Craft Ideas

[personal profile] siberian_skys wished for craft ideas.


https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/

https://www.uncommongoods.com/fun/diy-kits/diy-kits

https://diyjoy.com/fun-diy-ideas-adults/

https://thesewingloftblog.com/100-ways-to-upcycle-your-clothing/

https://www.diyncrafts.com/15703/repurpose/100-brilliant-projects-to-upcycle-leftover-fabric-scraps

https://www.diyncrafts.com/6081/repurpose/100-ways-repurpose-reuse-broken-household-items

https://www.sadieseasongoods.com/thrift-store-decor-team-projects-2018/

https://homesthetics.net/get-hands-dirty-diy-painting-crafts-ideas/

https://www.allfreeknitting.com/

https://www.allfreecrochet.com/

https://www.allfreesewing.com/

And just because it makes the coolest coat in the history of ever:
https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Elf-Coat/
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Watercolor Ideas

[personal profile] freshbakedlady  wanted suggestions for watercolor tutorials and simple projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOe5DAnFkI4

https://bydawnnicole.com/10-fun-watercolor-projects/

https://catholicsprouts.com/25-creative-watercolor-projects/

https://watercolorpainting.com/painting-ideas/


When you are learning a new medium, I highly recommend just playing around with it. Here are some really cool ways to modify watercolor:

https://theartofeducation.edu/2015/02/18/7-deceptively-simple-watercolor-techniques-that-will-amaze-your-students/


Useful in any visual art medium, experiment with thumbnails to test different color combinations before doing a bigger picture. These can be fun and relaxing to do because you're just exploring -- there's no need to worry about details.

http://bbnewtonartjournal.blogspot.com/2011/01/35-thumbnails.html

https://mitchalbala.com/getting-the-light-right-the-power-of-the-color-study/

https://drawpaintacademy.com/color-studies/


Look at some different palettes and color combinations, then try painting in those.

https://www.creativecolorschemes.com/resources/free-color-schemes.shtml

https://brightside.me/article/the-ultimate-color-combinations-cheat-sheet-92405/

https://www.canva.com/learn/100-color-combinations/
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Poem: "Molly Finn"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe. This poem belongs to the Finn Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.


"Molly Finn"
-- a Balliol rhyme

[Tuesday, March 3, 2015]

I'm the oldest. My name's Molly.
Arguing with me is folly.
I ride a bus that's loud and fleet
To scrape dumb people off the street.

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Notes:

A Balliol rhyme describes a person in four lines, each with four beats, arranged into two rhyming couplets.

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Poem: "The Three Nevers"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] corvi. It also fills the "War" square in my 1-1-20 card for the Less Usual Bingo Patterns fest.  This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe.


"The Three Nevers"
-- a Mongol triad


Never will the ocean run dry.
Never will the fire turn cold.
Never will the Khan be forgotten.

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Notes:

A Mongol triad is a poem with three lines, customarily naming three things with a common quality.

Genghis Khan was a famous warrior and ruler in Asia. 

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Poem: "One of Those Questions You Just Don't Ask"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from my_partner_doug. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe. This poem belongs to the Mallory thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.


"One of Those Questions You Just Don't Ask"
-- a limerick

[Saturday, March 14, 2015]

There was a young woman named Mallory
Asked about supervillain salary --
In response to this farce
She uncovered her arse,
And mooned all the folks in the gallery.

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Notes:

The limerick is a humorous poem of five lines, rhyming aabba.

Salary is on the list of rude questions not to ask.
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Poem: "PLUMERE"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] mama_kestrel. It also fills the "know" square in my 1-1-20 card for the Less Usual Bingo Patterns fest. This poem belongs to the Path of the Paladins series.


PLUMERE
-- an acrostic


Plumere, God of Knowledge,
Lead us on the path of enlightenment.
Under your wise guidance we grow,
Master of Mind and of Memory.
Every fact and fiction is in your grasp,
Rare or common, for which our thanks.
Every spark of our souls is known to you.

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Notes:

Plumere, God of Knowledge was introduced in "Patches."

The acrostic form involves spelling a word or phrase down the margin of the poem, typically using the first letter of each line.
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Poem: "To Call a Halt"

This poem came out of the January 7, 2020 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] redsixwing. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] bairnsidhe.


"To Call a Halt"
-- a bredlik

My name is Cow.
I wan to liv.
These nu fake meets --
Such hope they giv!
For now, the way
To call a halt
Is taste no gud:

I lik the salt.

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Notes:

The bredlik is a quirky poetic form with 8 lines, typically with 4 syllables each, rhyming abcbdefe.