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  1. So, this is all kind of new to this space, and for me, there will be some trial and error. I've been thinking, and I would like to read what you all think about this-- Two swap choices a month--one more silly (like the three things into a picture or something) and one more "serious" (although that can be up for debate). They'll both be due by the last day of the month so there is less potential confusion. We still want to see your work, even if you don't want to mail it away--or if it isn't small, or whatever. You don't have to draw--you can collage, whatever you want to do! I plan on starting and finishing at least one of mine today, so be on the lookout for that. I look forward to seeing your work!
  2. I have a blog, but I wouldn't necessarily call myself a blogger because I struggle to find things to write about daily. I'm trying to work on building some things up. I am blogging more than I did, but that is a low-ish bar. Also, what is the best way in your opinion to find blogs that you would want to read and/or comment on regularly? I've tried feed on Wordpress, but maybe I'm not doing it right or something. Who knows.
  3. I know very little about this--but the information so far is great. I struggle to work with yarns that don't "feel" right. I prefer to work with cottons for that reason, but I didn't know about the rest. I'll try to keep that in mind when I'm looking for yarn. Usually, I just try to go with the brand that the pattern says.
  4. Welcome @Dyantha! Glad to have you in the club and in the group! I look forward to seeing your work. Don't be afraid to ask if you have any questions or anything!
  5. @Kim Werker OMG! The Night Circus was amazing. Magical! I feel like I was transported! Also, Jim Dale (reader of the Harry Potter audiobooks) did such an amazing job! I will say that having it read really adds to the storytelling tradition from Widget!
  6. For this card, try to describe what would be a perfect day to you. I'm leaving it up to your interpretation--have fun with it! Create a card spending no more than an hour with this theme. To participate, make your card and post a link to it in the share space by 5/11/2020 I will use a randomizer to tell you who to send your card to in the mail! You'll contact them via message here to get their address.
  7. Here is where you'll put the link for this particular swap!
  8. This is where you'll put your links for your cards so we can see your work!
  9. Three random things brought together by a pictionary generator mitten slide sunglasses Create a card spending no more than an hour with this theme. To participate, make your card and post a link to it in the share space by 4/26/2020 I will use a randomizer to tell you who to send your card to in the mail! You'll contact them via message here to get their address.
  10. ATCs are, according to Strathmore "What are artist trading cards? Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. Artists create, trade and collect art at organized "swap" events, either in person or online. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5" x 3.5"," All mediums are open as long as they fit on the card! Please use a sturdier material to make your card. You can use cardstock and cut them to size, actual ATC cards, or construction paper, as examples--cardboard would be considered too thick, but you can use that to protect your card if you like! Now, for the most part, we're going to do this Mighty Ugly style, which means the rule is no more than 60 minutes working on the card. (I know we had said 15, but this provides a little bit of leeway for those who may need it.) What is usually done, is people send their work to the host, and the host randomly sends different cards back to the participants of the swap. As of 4/16/2020, we are working on the best way(s) to actually swap cards via mail. That said, we want to use this space to "sign up" and discuss different swap themes/ideas. For ideas or more info, Google "Artist Trading Cards". Please remember that we are doing this to have fun, and in the spirit of Mighty Ugly, all we ask is that you give your best effort and have a good time.
  11. I misspoke. I have all of the Toby Daye series. I was talking about the series by Shannon Mayer! I do LOVE Toby Daye so I hope this is something I might be able to enjoy!
  12. Was it the reading material or reading in general that you had the issues with? I am a firm believer that life is too short for bad books!
  13. Hi everyone! I finished The Giver of Stars this week and it was fantastic! I highly recommend it. How is everyone doing?
  14. Sandi--I am giving it a shot. Mayer has a couple of different ways to read the series'. Check out her website and let me know which you recommend. Also, I love the Kate Daniels and Harry Dresden serieses. I like the Sookie Stackhouse series and the current one she is writing about Gunny. Did you get into Patricia Griggs at all? I keep trying to get into Moon Called. Also--I enjoyed Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms retellings of fairy tales but I kinda struggle with her other stuff.
  15. Sandi--I love that you love the Toby Daye series. It is pretty awesome! I would be curious to discuss with the series with you as well. Granted, my MA thesis was on Adolescent Literature and Transmedia Narratives--and I didn't do much with gender roles/theory, I think it is safe to say that we both love to learn! In fact, I think with this abundance of extra time that I find myself with, I'm going to go back and re-read the Toby Daye books again!
  16. Hi Liliy! *waves!* I was wondering if you read any of Seamus McGuire's October Daye series. It is urban fantasy with some chick lit thrown in. The first book is Rosemary and Rue and there are thirteen or fourteen in the series so far. I love listening to them, but they are a great read as well. (Just a recommendation!) I'm currently reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and I know that Kim has read it recently too--I'm looking forward to hearing thoughts on the book and how the second book is going as well. Thanks for joining in and sharing what you've been reading!
  17. Sorry that I'm late to the party, but I did do Morning Pages awhile ago. I cannot remember why I stopped...which may in and of itself be a reason why I stopped! I couldn't do mine digitally. There's something about the pen/pencil (usually pencil) to paper that really helps me get some sort of flow. Mine tended to be stream of consciousness too. What do your writing goals look like? I'm trying to do more personal and not-so-personal writing, but I get stuck. I'm not sure if having the occupation of a teacher makes it hard because it feels like "work" (both types). How do you overcome that and get it done?
  18. Kim, that's how I first started to learn how to Knit--I read Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series and thought to myself, I want to be in a group with knitters! So I started to knit but couldn't find a group...so I made a Meetup group where we created different things and met up a lot. It was loads of fun. I decided though, that I preferred crocheting--but I had only made things with big thick yarn and it was heavy. Maybe at some point I'll have to try again!
  19. I'd love to see here some creative projects that have been inspired by what you have read/are reading etc. If you haven't made anything like that yet--what are some ideas that you might have from what you are reading (that includes patterns, prompts, whatever) that you might consider creating with?
  20. Take some time to tell us what you're reading--what you genres you like, what's currently by your nightstand or on your TBR shelf!
  21. Hi everyone! I'm kinda new at this, but I am really looking forward to discussing what we're reading both on the forums and perhaps once or so a month via video chat. Thanks in advance for your patience! I'm really looking forward to chatting with everyone!
  22. Thanks for what you are doing! I am going to go check it out!
  23. Daisy, Your post made me LOL! I'm thinking about all of the times I look at instructions and think, welp--SOMEBODY failed Tech Writing! I hope that you got it fixed to your liking. Is it alright if I plan on using the materials I'm comfortable with using/already have? I'm thinking I may be more adventurous later but for now, that's my plan.
  24. Not at all! I am pretty proud of it!
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