1. Chatting & Adventuring

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Say hello and tell us a little about yourself!

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    2. Staying Connected Through the Pandemic

      Video chats, craft clubs, book clubs, social support, emotional support – this is the place to come together.

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    3. Seeds of Adventure

      Food for thought, articles related to exploring creativity, bits of ideas that may lead somewhere fun...

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    4. General Chat

      Have at it.

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    5. 100 Day Project 2020

      This is a challenge to commit to making the same kind of thing every day for 100 days. It "officially" starts April 7, 2020, but this thread is for any date of start. Just start!

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    6. Podcast

      Notes and discussions related to the Mighty Creative podcast.

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    7. Resource Library Conversations

      For each download available to members in the Resource Library, there's a topic here for discussion. Show off what you make, ask questions, join others who are working on a similar project, etc.

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    8. Sharing Saturdays

      Saturdays are for sharing a creative win from the week that's ended. Bragging encouraged!

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  2. Make, Learn, Share

    1. Art

      Drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, sculpture, etc.

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    3. Fiber Arts

      Knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, felting, etc.

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    4. Jewelry

      Beading, wire, metalwork, etc.

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    5. Paper

      Lettering, bookbinding, printing, origami, quilling, etc.

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    7. Stitching

      Embroidery, cross stitch, sashiko, mending, etc.

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    10. Writing

      Creative writing, essay writing, any kind of writing writing.

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  3. Online Class Groups

    1. Daily Making Jumpstart

      The Jumpstart is a 14-day guide to establishing a daily creative habit.

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  4. Supporting Members' Group

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    2. Ask a Question, Answer a Question

      Tuesdays (and all days!) are for sharing what we know and for asking fellow adventurers for advice, information or help.

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    3. Bold+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Details and discussion regarding upcoming and past video chats for Patreon members at the $3-and-up level.

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    4. Dauntless+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $5-and-up level have a second video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

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    5. Audacious+ Adventurer Video Chats

      Patreon members at the $10-and-up level have a third video chat each month. Details and discussion about it right here.

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    6. Schmancy Resources Conversations

      Each Schmancy Resource has its own topic in here. Share your photos, ask questions, explore your experience!

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  5. A Month of Weaving

    1. Event Details, Polls, Questions

      General info about Weaving Month, including invitations to ask for help, offer help, and make suggestions.

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    2. Getting Started

      For those of us about to weave for the first(ish) time and for those of us coming back to weaving after a long hiatus, this is where to start. Info about making simple looms, basic techniques, etc.

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    3. Warp-Along

      The yarn that's wrapped from one end of a loom to the other to form the background of a weaving is called the warp. The way to warp a loom varies according to the type of loom being used. For some weavers, especially beginners, warping their loom can be an intimidating step. So we're going to warp our looms together!

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    4. Patterns, Instructions and Tutorials

      This is the place for sharing projects (links to patterns or instructions, or posts with your own instructions) and tutorials (links and actual tutorials themselves). If you have ever woven anything before, you have things to teach members who are less experienced. Don't be shy!

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    5. Sharing Progress and FOs

      Show off your progress and/or your finished objects!

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  6. So Meta

    1. Features & How To's

      Things you can do here on the site, and in some cases how to do them.

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  7. Club Forums

    1. NaNoWriMo Adventurists NaNoWriMo Starts Nov 1! Are you ready?!

      I'm never ready. Some nanowrimo writers are excited for midnight to hit tonight and start typing furiously, high on book expectations.

      Not me. I'm a leisurely get up, get coffee, think deep thoughts, more coffee and then start trying to get a daily word count of 1600-ish words to stay on schedule for 50,000 by the end of November.

      Does this resonate with you? Let's aim to be slightly more prepared to jump in to nanowrimo!

      Here's some resources to check out:

      @Kim Werker reminded me about beat sheets https://timstout.wordpress.com/story-structure/blake-snyders-beat-sheet/ a plot structure template

      @Kim Werker shared a great quiz https://blog.nanowrimo.org/post/183871423531/whats-the-best-nanowrimo-writing-schedule-for I'm a write in the margins person, grab those word snippets through my busy day any way I can! Figure out how best to schedule this month instead of forcing an unrealistic schedule

      Nano Prep 101 - great tips here on how to get yourself ready. Their schedule started in september but it's like the pirate code - just a suggestion 😉

      Get excited! 

       

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    2. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Daily Word Counts

      How do you keep up? What happens when you fall behind? Do you ever do more than your word counts? How? Here's the place to post your best practices, problems and/or tips!

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    4. NaNoWriMo Adventurists Motivation

      Post motivational quotes, share pictures and stories to help get us through this next month!

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    5. The Holidays Forum

      All the talk of holiday making.

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    7. NaNoWriMo Adventurists WE MADE IT!

      Last day of NANOWRIMO! Hopefully you got some words done, added to your outlines, fleshed out some characters and had some productive momentum to your novel. 

      For my part, I have my habit of 200 words a day that I managed to stick to and plan to keep moving on, I created a full outline and created some characters.

      Congratulations! You did it!

      There's still some time to add some words 😉

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    11. Book Banter Discussion Space

      This will be the space where we talk about what we're currently reading.

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    12. Mighty Ugly ATCs ATC Swap Themes

      Here we will discuss the themes of our swaps, and sign up for different trades. If you've got suggestions please--suggest away!

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    13. Mighty Ugly ATCs ATC Share Space

      We want to see your work! Place a link to your pictures either via a blog, Instagram, Flickr, or a place where we'll be able to see your creativity! We don't want to upload them here on the site because of potential bandwidth issues.  If you want, #mightycreative on your blog, IG, etc . Each swap will have its own forum in an effort to keep it all organized.

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    • Today, @Holly, who is wonderful in all things, spent her afternoon configuring the newly uninstalled/reinstalled theme for our community. The theme dictates how the forums look. We've had the same theme in place since we launched a year and a half ago, and it was a good theme.

      But as you know, when there was a major upgrade to the forum system a couple of weeks ago, the theme designer made a major upgrade to the theme. He added all kinds of colour-related bells and whistles and, though he's obviously really great at designing a theme that's easy on the eyes and easy to use, this colour situation was out of control, absolutely nuts, and impossible to use.

      This afternoon, after she got things totally sorted, I clicked one button and undid Holly's entire afternoon of work, with no way to get it back.

      You guys, I ripped up that theme and stomped on it while shouting profanities and I promise you that if we didn't have terrible air quality from the wildfires I would have taken it outside and set it on fire.

      (Obviously I could do none of these things because the theme is not tangible. But I wanted to.)

      I have installed a new theme. It is not terribly different from the old theme. But it is different, and I ask you to give it a couple weeks before you tell me how much you hate it. Change is never easy, but we simply can't make the other theme work anymore. 😞 

      There are still a few things to iron out with the new theme. For example, I am writing this to you in a very dark text box with white text. I hate this, but I can't find the place to change it, so I'm living with it for now. Hopefully soon I will be able to figure it out. Done is better than perfect, is what I keep telling myself about this two-week adventure in frustration.

      The absolutely wonderful news is that the site is working just fine, and just as always. Please let me know if you discover any bugs.

      And there's a really great feature of this new theme, and that's that it has a dark mode. There are a couple of places on the site where you'll find the option to switch from light mode to dark mode and vice versa: Up above the main forum section, and at the very top of the site near where you manage your profile but closer to the middle of the page rather than the edge. Just click where it says "change mode."

      Questions? Ask away!
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    • ... A stranded colourwork toque.

      This is not a technique I usually do or even think about. But the mental load of following the chart is just heavy enough to require me to tune other stuff out (including Anxiety About The News) but light enough that it's not taxing.

      What have you been making in quarantine times that you wouldn't have expected to be drawn to?
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    • Last week, we had an amazing discussion about the issues of race in light of the Black Lives Matter protests and learning going on lately. I said that I would start a thread to discuss this in the forums, so here it is. As usual, be gentle and good to one another, this topic hits many folks in a tender place. 

      These are some prompts to get us thinking and discussing. You can answer these questions directly or just say what’s on your mind. 

      Has the Black Lives Matter movement (wrong word, but can’t think of a better one right now) influenced or changed the way you think about crafting, making, and things creative?

      And second: Are there things we as a community could address in light of what we have learned and seen these past months?

      As the actual protests wind down, how can we, individually or as a community, learn, grow, and respond as a community (beyond the statements Kim has already made)?

      I’ll post my own responses separately. But feel free to just jump in. 
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