Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.15]

By | July 15, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. South is the desert and a lonely death.

2. The paintings surrounding the throne were done in black and white, a massive square of intricate details that entrapped the eye and clouded the mind.

3. “It’s the only thing my mother left me,” she said as she carefully unwrapped the necklace from its fabric mummification.

4. Under the gaze of the full moon the clearing took on an unearthly glow, lichen and river stones dancing with fairy lights.

5. There’s food and water, but the stray cat ignores both to curl up on his lap, purring loud enough to echo in his bones.

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How to Make a Paper Gift Box

By | July 12, 2017
Handmade Cardstock Box for Magnets

Fair Winds and Following Seas– err, boxes!

Historically I’ve been bad about presentation when shipping things. Those who’ve ordered from me in the past know that my packing methods consist mainly paper towels and scrunched newspaper. So now I’m on a quest to make cheap boxes and upgrade my game a little! 🙂

My first thought was just to grab for a paper mache box or a white box just goes against the grain. (And I really don’t have the space to store a bulk order, nor the sales volume. Although this one is really tempting. *sighs*)

So off to the drawing board!

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.08]

By | July 8, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Last night I put my heart into a devotional balloon and gave it away to the Gods for safekeeping.

2. Elephants have spent long decades learning how to survive in a world of men, so it shouldn’t have been so startling that they acted as our ambassadors to the aliens.

3. Thin, malnourished trees line the driveway. Their leaves yellowing and curled in pain against the harsh summer sun.

4. “People are as cruel as society lets them be. It wasn’t his fault he grew into this monster, it was our fault for not training him not to.” He deftly mummified the body in burlap. “I can’t help all the kids, but I can sure as hell clean up the mess.”

5. Zesting oranges turns out to be much harder than Grandmother made it look.

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #009

By | July 6, 2017
Wooden Dolphin Magnet 009

Wooden Dolphin Magnet 009

Dot, dot, a dollop of dolphin?

(Apologies to Daisy Sour Cream!)

This little green guy is the sibling to the pink doodle dolphin, only instead of doodles he got polka dots! Well, technically just ‘dots’ since they are in a random pattern and not lined up nice and neat. But he’s the kind of sea life that tail-splashes your silly rules… so polka dots it is. 😉

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Back in the Sneakers Again

By | July 5, 2017

Treadmill Gaming on the SlowIt’s a bad sign when a year passes between posts! *pokes the dust-covered treadmill gaming archives*

Due to a change in the thresholds to the Virgin Pulse program and the fact that my gaming group has gotten back into playing Final Fantasy on a semi-regular basis… I’m back on the treadmill again!

Right now my aim is to get back to walking an hour a day, regardless of speed. I’m trying to build endurance (and habits) first and then I’ll work on ramping my velocity up. 1.5mph means I’m not looking to burn tons of calories here, just trying to get my walking muscles buffed up enough that I can keep up with my Dad next time we’re at an amusement park! 😉

I’ve been using the same setup (more or less) since I started playing computer games whilst walking, but I’m beginning to look into building something a bit more professional looking than two boards, a shoestring, and some towels. The setup is still pretty comfortable and the only real issue I have is that the keyboard and mouse aren’t at quite the right height. (And that the cat will attack the cords when dinner time rolls around and I don’t immediately stop what I’m doing to FEED THE STARVING CAT OMGMOM.)

I’ve looked over the various DIY designs that have popped up on the web since I started, but so far nothing seems like a great fit. I think I’ll have to MacGyver something again… *starts doodling*