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week 11 daily creates! started off this week with a pretty simple one, inspired by the coronavirus— replace any word in the title of a famous movie with toilet paper. I’m kind of very proud of myself, because the film i chose (the little mermaid) and the new name (the toilet paper mermaid) could easily be two Very Different movies, one about a mermaid finding love, and one about a ravenous MERMAID MUMMY.

Up next was to make a heart map! I folded a little hear out of paper i had at home, because i had been folding little hearts and flowers all day to send in letters to my ‘rona penpals & was vibin with that. I think it turned out really cute and im super happy!

And last but not least, a covid themed shirt to keep people respecting the quarantine! I’m very proud of myself because a) i love the color yellow and b) i think i’m hilarious 🙂

happy shelter-in-place! -liz

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daily creates, isolated (week 9)

first of all, check out my daily create story, i used a bunch of mine from all different weeks, as well as a few posts and outside links. but, for clarity’s sake, here are my creates isolated. first, i explained my love of the finger wave, especially in the face of COVID-19.

Up next was me playin around with virtual paint! which was amazing i l o v e pretty colors

And finally, last but not least, some cool street art i had seen in richmond!

hope youre stayin sane, -liz

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Be kind, or else

John Joseph Jones the third walked into his house in much better mood than usual. He smiled at the gatekeeper, even gave the nasty mongrel of a dog the gardener kept a pat on the head [and then, obviously, promptly squeezed some purell out of the travel-sized bottle he kept in his briefcase]. He had been commissioned by a local bank to paint a mural on their street-side wall, and his mural turned out absolutely fantastically, likely some of his best work. It didn’t matter that the bankers refused a ribbon-cutting ceremony like he requested, or that he was only commissioned for one wall instead of all four like he obviously deserved, no, the only thing that mattered was that his mural blew the pants off of those three amateurs. John hopped in the shower and spent a full hour basking in the warm water & his glory.

“AND!” he thought, “their art doesn’t have nearly the depth of meaning that mine has. I mean come on, a serpent, which is biblical, riding a unicycle, with a sun in GLASSES, pointing to the abhorrent culture of materialism those kids hold today” Satisfied, he grabbed his towel— which he had been saving as a treat— and dried off.

The next morning, John decided to walk over to the bank and admire his work. To his absolute DISGUST, he noticed that his mural had been painted over! In a fit of rage, he walked into the bank, demanding to speak to the manager.

“What, praytell, do you plan to do to fix this?” he shouted, spittle flying out of his mouth. Continuing to yell, he said next “I am THE MOST coveted painter in the E N T I R E world, and you let some HOOLIGAN paint over my m a s t e r p i e c e??”

“Sir if you could please calm down a moment I can ex-“

“CALM DOWN? Why don’t you calm down, woman?”

“Alright sir I’m going to have to either stop yelling and, frankly, being incredibly rude, or leave. I would be more than happy to sort this out with you, but only if you treat me as what I am, your equal.”

Stewing silence on the part of John Joseph.

“You see, yesterday was Holi, a Hindu holiday that celebrates the beginning of spring. That ‘graffiti’ is powder called gulal. The local kids were celebrating after you left yesterday, and it got on the walls. It will be clear by the next rain.”

Angry at being proven wrong. John turned on his heel and practically stomped back to his car. On his way home, he calls over his best two lady friends for a little comfort.

A couple hours later, after his friends had left, John decided to take a shower, wash the day off. He walked into the bathroom, the house shaking in his wake. However, much to his dismay, there was a person in his tub! The man sat up in the tub, waving his fingers in greeting, as if it his presence was perfectly normal.

“Wh- who are you?!” sputtered John, his shock overcoming his rage.

“Mike, like the hat says, can’t you read?” said the man, apparently called Mike. “I’m here to teach you a lesson.” he said, with a note of foreboding in his voice “I’m your last shot. You don’t shape up in the next half an hour, they’re gonna get you.”

“Well, Mike,” John said, spitting the name “Whoever ‘they’ are, I doubt they’ll get past security.”

“Oh nothing can stop these folk once they notice a bad seed.” Mike chuckled. “Well anyways lets get going. All your yappin’ means we’ve only got time for one trip, so we’ll have to make it a good one.”

“What do you mean trip? If you think I’m going ANYWHERE with you, you have another thing coming. In fact, I’m going to call the c-“

Before he could finish his statement, John was whisked into a movie theatre of sorts, except it was empty except for him and Mike. On the screen before him, a movie, except instead of movie stars— many, close personal friends of his— it was one lady. The lady from the bank, Rita. The “film” started with her, waking up [hours before John had gotten up] making breakfast with her wife, then packing lunches for three little kids, then giving the kids lunches and kissing her wife, who had to leave to get to her job. Rita waited outside with the kids for the bus to show up. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Then a scramble for keys and briefcases and lunches and wallet and keys again because she set them down and finally shovelling all the kids into the car to get to school on time. Dropping the kids off. Getting a phone call, some kind of family emergency, from the look on her face. After sitting in the parking lot of the bank for twenty minutes composing herself, Rita walks in. Not 5 minutes later, in stomps John, and then the film halts.

“So.” said Mike, imploringly, “How do you feel?”

“What do you mean how do I feel? I feel fine. It’s not my fault her morning was a mess. She needs to learn how to keep work life and personal life more seperated”

“Damn,” said Mike “I was hoping we would get somewhere with that. Oh well. I did my part.”

And then disappeared.

And then, all of the sudden, John Joseph was on the ground, seemingly having slipped on a puddle of water left on the bathroom. “I’ll have to yell at the maid for that tomorrow” he thought. He opened the shower curtain, relieved to find nobody there, and got to work destressing from that weird, Christmas Carol type dream with the foreboding messenger. He was so consumed in his thoughts, he didn’t notice the shadow approaching from behind him. He never saw it coming.

Be kind to one another. For their sake and for yours.

-liz

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week eight’s daily creates!

woo! masterpost! daily creates! all that fun stuff!

so this one was really fun because i really really liked that key necklace and am glad i got to immortalize it on the depths of the internet! I know it doesn’t look like much, but i tried really hard in the allotted time and low key i kind of love her! I’m also just a sucker for vintage things so this daily create was right up my alley!

And number two! i got to hone my photo-editing skills! this time with the help of my beagle, sadie! Who I love Very Much and have used as inspo for my a daily create/assignment for this class! this was soo cute and i think Sadie would make the BEST unicorn!

be careful out there! -liz

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the creates start comin & they don’t stop comin

daily creates week 7! all three them in all of their glory! we started out the week with a creation based on my initial (e l k)!

this one makes me laugh, so even though it doesn’t really make a ton of “sense” i think its hilarious and it makes me happy. i chose the word lumbar because its really fun to say, and then chose the gif because i really like ducks! i think i’m hilarious & thats what matters 🙂

up next, a poem! i LOVE poetry & do write it sometimes, but usually only where it will never see the light of day for reasons i’m sure don’t have to be delineated lol. HOWEVER i do like poetry so i WAS very excited about this one!

so i tried to go for a little bit of a plot twist, & get ppl to think i was writing about a person when in reality i just love my beagle so much. isnt this photo of her absolutely adorable!!!!!

& last but not least, a database of photos from old books! i was thinkin bout taylor swift’s the man while doing this one (because the music video dropped earlier that day)

this photo is just low key exactly what taylor swift is singing about in the man (which you should def listen to btw) & the arrogance on this dude’s face? yeah.

thx for coming to my tedtalk! -liz

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15 minute masterpieces week 6

my daily creates for this week! i started out this week by doing the what color is your name dc! the colors are cute, but i felt as though their wasn’t enough yellow in the site’s decision, so I augmented their response with a photo of some beautiful yellow flowers i took a few months ago!

next up was a reveal what’s on your table. this was simple, but i did have a good time arranging things around so that they looked cute and a lil artsy 🙂

& last but not least, what product would be worth the tedious process of claymations? indoor heating and air conditioning for SURE!

until we meet again, -liz

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lets get (daily) creative!

3d dont hug me im scared GIF

so this weeks daily creates started off with this really cool website that makes lines (/maybe a singular line I couldn’t really tell): “flow field art”. I was hoping for my final product to be more yellow heavy, but I think the final product is sort of reminiscent of bird feathers both in texture and mix of colors in a way that a yellow-heavy product would not be able to reflect. This one was fun because I really vibe with pretty colors and soft lines and I got to add POETRY to it which is just,, quite a few of my favorite things!

up next on the daily create train (choo choo!) was to get inspired by some curves. Relatively straightfoward, but I do like how my photo came out, and it does ring mild nostalgia bells (even though I never really liked those things), so I will also be taking the dub on this daily create!

and last but certainly not least, “insult a celebrity”. i struggled with this one for a minute because i don’t ever remember celebrities and also i don’t like being mean! but then i remembered the venom movie (which i very enjoyed and am not dissing at all) and decided to go for tom hardy, mostly because of that weird freaking lobster tank scene. low hanging fruit! i think ive made better insults, but i’ve also certainly made worse!

have fun out there! -liz

important ps: green IS a creative color!

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Another week of daily creates!

I started my daily creates with a relatively straightforward prompt, which was certainly a nice way to start off. We had to caption this photo: My mind immediately went to games of my youth and their rules and regulations, so I captioned it with a throwback to Hide ‘n Seek!

The next Daily Create I did wanted us to draw inspiration from a fairy tale, in which, ironically enough, fairy tales were also an integral part of my childhood! I decided to go with the story of Rapunzel, because I really like the Disney movie Tangled and also the original Grimm fairy tale does still have a happy ending! What is that happy ending, you ask? That’s what my daily create reveals!

And, last but not least, the Daily Create for today, friday. This one was very open-ended; the only prompt was to relate it to whales. I’ve been thinking about French a lot recently and am currently in a French class, so I decided to look up whale to see the french translation. The french word for whale is baleine, and I thought that was a pretty word, so I made an acrostic poem about whales but using the french name instead!

get some rest! -liz

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creative on the daily week 3

1/27/20! My poetic daily create! Started off strong with climate change, then I tried to transition into a more love/romantic human experience style poem (couple meets via speed-dating, listens to crunk, a type of music at a club/on a date, then go geocaching together, get married, and their wedding has crudos as appetizers and their rings are fire topaz). I just really like writing poetry so this was fun for me.

1/29/20! More creative writing! I really like this picture, I took it at a cafe with my close friends before we all headed off to work together, so I think it pairs nicely with my sentimental creative writing about how sentimental I am.

1/30/20! Mothman and his sidekick (me)! I, for one, would be absolutely terrified if those two were behind a door I opened!

bisous! -liz

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daily creates week 2!

1/20/2020- our feathered farm friends

Today’s daily create was to make something relating to chickens, so I took this snapchat video of my dog, made it a gif, and added a Very Scary Chicken to look like it was chasing her. Voila! Do you like your chicken literal or metaphorical? I wish I could have figured out how to crop a video and nix the sticker, but c’est la vie, she’s still a lovely gif!

1/21/2020- papa smurf ain’t having it

This daily create required me to do a little bit of research, because I did not know what the tweet was referring to. Fortunately, it did not take too long to get a good understanding of the scenario. I decided on this gif because Papa Smurf is conveying a level of anger appropriate to such a denial, plus the colors make me happy.

1/22/2020- memory lane ft a haiku

The 1/21/20 daily create was really fun for me; I played around near my hometown until I found a haiku that I liked- one that, ironically enough, was about home- and this one spoke to me immediately. I like this photo with the haiku because it is my literal, physical home, and one of my closest friends, aka one of the people that make it more than just a city! 10/10 I love being sentimental.

1/23/19- an excuse to go to giant

This one was really fun because I got to a) go to a grocery store and get more yogurt! and b) use colored pencils! which are two things that make for a really good time! Fortunately, the map doesn’t show all of the time I spent staring at the yogurt, or the time spent yearning for overpriced Starbucks coldbrews!

-liz!