February 1st, 2020


Valentines Bingo Card 2-1-20

Here is my card for the Valentines Bingo fest over in [community profile] allbingo. It has several different categories. I have made a mixed card. The fest runs from February 1-29. (See all my 2020 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Holly - DefenseCuddlingCaught in the actExperimentationAzalea - Take Care of Yourself for Me
CandlelightHumorMonkshood - Beware for a Deadly Foe is NearAce Pride FlagTaking It Slow
PraiseBondageWILD CARDBreaking the rulesDenial
Fern - ShelterSurrenderCooking with LoveNonsexual TouchHelplessness
Violent BehaviorBittersweet - TruthLove Without LimitsFantasiesNegative Self-Talk

Community Building Tip: Art

For my current set of tips, I'm using the list "101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City."

10. Set up a small, interactive community art project on your corner. "Share your art with people in small ways. With our As You Wish project, our artists made versions of people’s wishes with cheap materials we had on hand. With Forensic Friends, people stopped by our artists on the street and described a friend like you would if you were doing a forensic sketch of a criminal. But, instead, the artist draws a portrait of a friend from the description. With Listening Booth, we simply have somebody sit and listens to anybody who wanted to talk."
— Jim Walker, founder and director of the Big Car Collaborative

Sidewalk chalk art is another good example.  You can get a whole bucket of the stuff for a few dollars, enough for many artists to share at the same time.  Everyone pick a square of sidewalk and express yourself!