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Blogathon craft idea generation 
20th-Jun-2009 07:04 am
Went through my copy of WTD on the way up here, and here are some things that fell out of my brain. Got something that would work along these lines? Great! Want to make something? Great! Or do whatever you want!

Thorn & bone, for the sleeping beauty flashfic
Faceted crystal
Jewel queens
Galen's collar
Raven-makes-the-world feathers & red beads
Word jewelry: "freedom"
Shayara House jewelry
Glass beads for "When Her Eyes Open"
Faience jewelry for the Ushabti
Chains for Ananke
Charms for Ordinary Magic
Something clockpunk for Time poem

Galen the gryphon
Incense for dragons
Spring floral for spring poem

Song for the sirens
Spice rub for Heritage Breed turkey
Berry something...? for Unruly Harvest
Tarot card reading for the original version of "Fortune"
Maybe a Photoshop adept could make an image of the discards of "The Angel of Fremont Street"?
Stone/glass mosaic
Book for House Tarak
Altered book art for "The Library, After" or "Valentines"
Hari_Mirchi says: "Any woodworkers lurking around? I would totally buy a nicely balanced spindle with alchemical symbols carved into the whorl."

And you could do pretty much anything for Places You Haunt or "Undertow". And anything steampunk for "Clever Vasilissa". And lots of things for the "Ravens in the Library" version of "Fortune".
20th-Jun-2009 12:38 pm (UTC) - right there withya
I'd thought briefly of making Galen's collar, and there's a Shayara House piece working it's way through my brain. {percolations continue}
20th-Jun-2009 07:32 pm (UTC) - Re: right there withya
20th-Jun-2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
What *is* the Blogathon?
20th-Jun-2009 03:08 pm (UTC) - I got this one!
So, basically it's like a charity walk, only with blogging. The official page is here, and the idea is that you sign up, get people to sponsor you, and then you write a post, usually on some subject you've determined ahead of time, at least once an hour for 24 hours. Then the sponsor money goes to the charity you've designated. Song here, she's crazy, see, so she does flash fiction and stuff. Last year she was extra crazy and had people make her things, and she wrote the fiction about those things, on the spot. Then those things where auctioned off to raise more money.

This year we convinced her to be slightly less crazy, so people are making things based on stories she's already written, which is good! Because this way she can post the thing, the story she's already written, and some new stuff about what our team is up to at the time. Right, that's the other thing, our crew likes to do this together, so we all gather in someone's house and keep each other up as part of Team Venture. I'm running the pit crew this year so there will be less interruption of the bloggers with "where's the colander?" type questions. The money Song raises from the blogging and the auctions all goes to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.

Hope that helps!
20th-Jun-2009 03:10 pm (UTC) - Re: I got this one!
Ah, yes, very helpful, thanks!
20th-Jun-2009 03:11 pm (UTC) - Re: I got this one!
No problem!
20th-Jun-2009 07:34 pm (UTC) - Re: I got this one!
20th-Jun-2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Also, damn, you're right, I need to do some yarn for the poem. So we can come full-circle, see. So you might be getting three things from me.
20th-Jun-2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
I could do yarn for the poem. :) I've been *slowly* working through storm colored roving. (A sock blend.) Deep blue, lighter blue & greys. It could also be used towards the Dryad's story. Or... the one about the home that spoke of the sea. I remember it too vaguely, but, I think it would fit. I should go through WTD again.
20th-Jun-2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I kinda want to claim Wool and Silk and Wood because it was my prompt that got it written in the first place. :)
20th-Jun-2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
::Grins:: That's cool. Mostly I wanted to offer in case three things was too much. :)
20th-Jun-2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
I hear you. :) And there's nothing saying we can't *both* do it. . .
20th-Jun-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I have lots of ocean pieces! :)
20th-Jun-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
LOL I've been working on a scarf design for Wool and Silk and Wood, using a wool/silk/bamboo blend yarn, that incorporates alchemical symbols. I'm not sure it will work though, which is why I haven't said anything yet.
20th-Jun-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I hope it works because that would be AWESOME. That sounds so, so cool, and I want to see it. I MUST SEE IT. But yeah, there's no reason why some of the items can't be for the same story. Song could post like, half with one item and then the next post is the second half with the other item, or some other clever combination of things.
20th-Jun-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
It's really too bad I am badly out of practice with woodworking. A nice spindle would be excellent for that piece.

Any woodworkers lurking around? I would totally buy a nicely balanced spindle with alchemical symbols carved into the whorl.
20th-Jun-2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Or I could do a sequel. ;)
20th-Jun-2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
That would be gorgeous and amazing!
20th-Jun-2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jul-2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
I think I have the beginnings of an idea for "The Library, After."

I'll need to re-read the story, and I don't know if I'd have be able to have something done enough in time...

I'll get back to you.
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