Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.19]

By | August 19, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Spectral wolves guard the edges of the forest, hard slices of moonlight given life and purpose.

2. “Views like this are hard to come by.” She looked out into the void, but there was no joy there, no terror… all she felt was a deep aching sadness.

3. The birds race across the sky in a living thunderhead, flashing blue and white as the flock banks and dives to avoid the hawks.

4. Space travel will never be safe, just safe enough, and only that elusive threshold is keeping us from the stars.

5. Lulls in the fighting give them time to burn the dead before they turn.

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Creative Commons LicenseSaturday Story Prompts 08-19-2017This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

How to Make Cheap Model Horse Holders from Index Cards

By | August 18, 2017
How to Make Cheap Model Horse Holders from Index Cards

Index Card Model Horse Holders, gogogo!

Every so often I get the urge to be crafty and make storage containers for the various things on my art desk. I’ve made craft paint storage and tool/brush caddies and a stab at Stablemate shelving before… but I needed something better to hold my models-in-progress.

Thankfully my workbench hoarding tendencies are great for providing random supplies to build things! So I grabbed some index cards, white glue, scissors/X-acto knife, and a ruler and got to work making some WiP stalls.

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Live From the Workbench!

By | August 15, 2017
Learning new tricks!

Learning new tricks!

PROGRESS!

I’ve made a good deal of progress on the G4 Stock Horse custom and I’m just tickled pink on the way it’s turning out. She’s got a new pose, three new hooves (the fourth is still being resculpted), new ears and a new nose… it’s a total makeover! 😀

Well, total-ish. 😉

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #006

By | August 15, 2017
Wooden Dolphin #006

Wooden Dolphin #006

Some dolphins hang out in the deep blue sea, but this little gal is chilling along the shore!

Unlike her fantasy-flavored cousins this little landscape dolphin is all about bringing a bit of calm to your office or kitchen (or other magnet-friendly abode).

So sit back, relax, and let the beach hold up those important papers while you take five… or maybe twenty.

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Little Grey Lies (Stargate Atlantis)

By | August 14, 2017

Originally Posted: Sep. 13th, 2006
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG-13
Pairing/Warnings: John/Elizabeth
Summary: Sometimes the lies you tell others are just mirrors of the lies you tell yourself. Written for sga_flashfic Bad Sex challenge. This is the drabble that kickstarted the Ashes, Ashes AU! 🙂

“STARGATE ATLANTIS”, “STARGATE SG-1” and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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Mostly Harmless (Stargate Atlantis)

By | August 13, 2017

Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for fic_promptly challenge Friday: Free-For-All, prompt: Any, Any, “Harmless illusions.”

“STARGATE ATLANTIS”, “STARGATE SG-1” and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.12]

By | August 12, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You never know what you’ll find in one of these, but statistics don’t lie.” She glared at the abandoned storage locker and the hours of work ahead of them.

“So… trash?”

2. Leftovers, if they’re lucky enough to have any, form the base for the next day’s stew or go into the pit for the pigs.

3. Dragons eat everything: animals, plants, dirt… The fuel required to keep the massive beasts healthy has them constantly in motion and always hungry.

4. Doing asteroid work is the best kind of escape, out here’s there’s nothing for years but me and the rocks.

5. Red is easiest dye to make, the fields are lush with pokeweed and huckleberries.

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Saturday Story Prompts 08-12-2017Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Flat Cat Head Sculpture [Gallery]

By | August 10, 2017
Flat Cats on a Calendar

Flat Cats, Assemble!

I sculpted the original flat cat head back in August of 2015, but I didn’t get around to painting any of them until December, because lo, I got a little carried away with my plaster casting! 😉

But once I got going with these little guys it was hard to stop. The form lends itself to a more abstract cat design and my muses are still trying to figure out the best way to decorate them.

Onwards to the gallery! (Last Updated: 08/08/2017)

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Building a KDP Select Bookshelf

By | August 10, 2017
Chasing Kindle Unlimited KDP Select

Chasing Kindle Unlimited! (KDP Select)

I’ve been meaning to put together a prompt book (or two) for KDP Select, but they demand exclusivity and all of my previous prompt collections were made of things already posted on the blog. Even the new prompt books I had been working on were designed to be blog-friendly, so those are also out of the running.

What I do have is all of the old Custom Story Prompt books that I’ve never reused.

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #005

By | August 8, 2017
Wooden Dolphin Magnet 005

Wooden Dolphin Magnet #005

Reflections on water or spider webbing in turquoise… the patterns were so similar I couldn’t help but play around!

This handsome gal is the result of my attempts to learn how to paint a faux version of Battle Mountain turquoise. I fell in love with the bronze and gold highlights in the rock and was trying to see if I could create a pattern that had very small chunks of the turquoise in it.

But as I painted I realised how much it looked like water… and it went from a faux attempt to fun experimentation.

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