Vacation Open Thread 3

This is your daily open thread, talk about whatever you like, of course keeping it clean and friendly.

13 Responses to Vacation Open Thread 3

  1. The Atomic Punk

    With winter around the corner, I’m trying to decide on a hobby. Either writing or quilting. I have a few story ideas but also some pinwheels that I’d like to try.

  2. The Atomic Punk: With winter around the corner, I’m trying to decide on a hobby. Either writing or quilting. I have a few story ideas but also some pinwheels that I’d like to try.

    I don’t see why you can’t do both- unless time is the issue?

  3. If anyone wants to do a personal challenge while Jeff is on vacation, (it would not be a judged challenge just for fun) then I’d suggest trying a style that you have wanted to try like- Minimalism, Bokeh (sp), dekotora, or Visual Kei (i’ve tried this it was fun, and I like the look.)or something else. You would show them here in open thread.

  4. I like Keric’s idea. I would go for it. Oh and btw, I was Italy with my parents. Das why I was away.

  5. The Atomic Punk

    Keric: I don’t see why you can’t do both- unless time is the issue?

    Not so much time, more like motivation and focus. I keep telling myself that I’m going to do this and that and the other. During winter, I like to have a project that (in theory) will end with a finished product by spring. If I try too many things, I give up on all of them.

    I’m at work killing the clock right now. I might post a minimalist design later. Or get really faced because I don’t have to work for the next four days! Woohoo! Jaegermeister!

  6. The Atomic Punk: Not so much time, more like motivation and focus.I keep telling myself that I’m going to do this and that and the other.During winter, I like to have a project that (in theory) will end with a finished product by spring.If I try too many things, I give up on all of them.

    I’m at work killing the clock right now.I might post a minimalist design later.Or get really faced because I don’t have to work for the next four days!Woohoo!Jaegermeister!

    Option #2 sounds far more entertaining.

  7. The Atomic Punk: Not so much time, more like motivation and focus.I keep telling myself that I’m going to do this and that and the other.During winter, I like to have a project that (in theory) will end with a finished product by spring.If I try too many things, I give up on all of them.

    I’m at work killing the clock right now.I might post a minimalist design later.Or get really faced because I don’t have to work for the next four days!Woohoo!Jaegermeister!

    I can understand the Motivation issue, I really want to get into Chain mail making, I made a chain mail necklace about a year ago for my Grim Reaper Halloween costume. The problem is that while I enjoy doing it for short periods of time it can get real tedious so I haven’t gotten back into it after making that one piece.

  8. Alexander of Limbo

    I have a question, which of these do you think is better, the shaded version or non-shaded version?

    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3782/oldonenoshading.png

    http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8915/oldone.png

  9. Alexander of Limbo:
    I have a question, which of these do you think is better, the shaded version or non-shaded version?

    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3782/oldonenoshading.png

    http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8915/oldone.png

    Definitely like the shading.

  10. Alexander of Limbo:
    I have a question, which of these do you think is better, the shaded version or non-shaded version?

    http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/3782/oldonenoshading.png

    http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/8915/oldone.png

    Definitely like the shading better.

  11. The Atomic Punk

    Faced… Alex… “oldone.jpg”

  12. I vote quilting first, to stay warm while writing later. My mom quilts, and knits, and sews, and tats, and crochets. She keeps me toasty warm (even into my 30’s) while I write. It’s pretty nice.

  13. I would suggest outline the story first, then quilt while the ideas perk, write in the spring in the sunshine. You never know–your ideas might just get more tightly plotted while you quilt, or a character that quilts might become important.