DT Red Nose Day

A token holiday celebration effort

My workplace bought a bunch of gingerbread house kits from Michael's and set them out for people to make gingerbread houses for an office contest, so I figured I'd give it a try. The house comes fully built in the box and you just have to decorate it. I'm not going to claim that it's either 1) actually gingerbread or 2) edible, but it's a pretty neat idea for those of us with little skill in baking or building.

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Calligraphy class - Foundational

Today's the last day of this term's calligraphy class. I didn't take one in spring and there isn't one offered in summer. This fall was Foundational. Italic is being offered in winter, but as I found this term, having three different things to do during the week is exhausting, so I won't be taking that class. I'll probably sign up for the spring term class (All Things Capital - focusing on Roman capitals and others), even though I'll probably miss a good three weeks of it if I go traveling.

General observations:

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Images and discussion:

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And that's calligraphy class for this year. I am enjoying this so much and am looking forward to my own personal study for the next few months. Then it's back to class again in April. Whee!
Five in Ten's TARDIS

I need a jump-start

I haven't felt like writing anything for a while. Part of it is because I've been so busy with my calligraphy and watercolor classes (and concert band!), as well as the crunch time for the project at work (more on that some other time). At least the watercolor class is over and I have a bit of breathing room.

But now I need ideas. Yeah, I do have umpteen-million WIPs, but I don't feel like diving into them just yet. (I keep trying to finish that one long fic I keep threatening you guys with, but never get very far.) I'd like to write a couple of short fics.

So, I'd like to ask for some ideas. In preference order:

  • One or more non-main characters from DW. Like, Tish Jones or... I don't know. Jo Nakeshima? (Nake? I'd get it if her name was Nakashima - middle island - but Nake?)
  • A pre- or post-scene for an episode, or a missing scene.
  • Fluffy idea for main characters from DW or Good Omens
  • Anything else

Thanks for any suggestions!

With this ring...

I've always loved October because my artist friends post their Inktober drawings and it's always great to see their wonderful work. I knew the purpose of Inktober was to develop good habits by creating a simple, monochrome work and posting it to social media every day or otherwise regularly throughout the month, but I've always regarded it as a spectator. After all, I don't draw.

Yesterday, as I was doing my daily calligraphy practice (read: sitting in a boring meeting and writing the names of all the actors that have played the Doctor in monoline Foundational, as that's the hand I'm learning in the class I started this week), I realized, "Hey, I'm actually doing monochrome work right now!"

So here I am, actually participating in Inktober. I'm going to be using this for practice, so the items are not going to be extensive, ornate, or good, but they are going to be complete at the very least (I hope). I don't know how many I'll actually do, as I'm super busy this month - band on Wednesdays, calligraphy class on Mondays, watercolor class on Thursdays, and next weekend I have three days of workshops, not to mention that yes, I am still writing - but I hope to do at least one thing every three days or so.

My first one, done for the "Ring" prompt from October 1 (yes, I'm late).

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And for my own reference, the prompts for Inktober 2019.

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