coral pieces

Forrest flits about his booth with a smile, making sure that everything is set up to be nice and orderly. He’s surrounded by the summer clothes he’s been working so tirelessly on these past few weeks after Leo had finally been convinced to let him come on this little vacation. With a coral pink one piece adorned with little fabric roses along one shoulder, plus a matching sarong and sun hat to try and prevent himself from exposure to too much sunlight, he matches the aesthetic of the little stand that he and Leo had reserved perfectly. 

The ocean air can find him even from a bit of a distance ( he knew that his father wouldn’t want to be anywhere near the water ) , opening and draining his airways to allow deep, full breaths. The sun, so rare a sight back home, gives his pale skin a healthy glow. He couldn’t possibly be happier.

Smith Cove/Barcadere

First off - Thanks for the blog. I help with some short term rentals and I use this blog as an information guide for the guests. it’s much appreciated.

I’ve been a local guy for 5 years (so only a few years left) and I’ve tried only a few snorkel locations (too busy with other pursuits). To date my favourite is Smith Cove, the main coral outcrop is very accessible, around 100 yds out to the south side and close to the shoreline. Continue past for the next several hundred yards and there are bits and pieces of coral all over the place. Not one area bigger than the main section, but all told, great to explore. Usually I’m face down in the water for 2 hours and end up with sunburnt back of legs. The camera batteries last about that long (take 500 - 600 pics and keep ten - mainly macro, and it’s a challenge to focus when floating). I’ll see if I can post some another time.

However, head to the north, towards Grand Old House and the terrain is very different, far less coral and different varieties of fish. (Once found myself in the middle of a large shoal - 1000’s - of foot long silver fish (identification not my thing). Lots of fishing line in the water wrapped around the fan coral, a shame. It’s a popular fishing spot around dusk.

Fun to explore the ins and outs of the rocks but heading south is my preferred direction.



Samples of ‘coral’ pieces that I shall display on my final garment. I had used cupcake cases which I thought were the perfect shape & we easy to paint. I used silver and gold acrylic to resemble the ocean and sand but also they are similar to the colours I had chosen for my final outcome. My garment so far I consider is quite colour coordinated. My only improvement I would say is to create more detail onto the 'coral’ like pieces. Overall this could of been the realistic detail I wanted to intend.

Containing potential magazine cover.
Illustrated ideas of swimming costume with potential colours.
Illustrated designs of a garment inspired by Alexander Mcqueen’s illustrations.
Samples of ‘coral’ pieces used on my final outcome.

&. @serpentvixen | group verse things.

It was only like FOUR stitches. But it was enough to have her mom calling six times, telling her she should come home, or worse — that she should come down there. Caroline gave the nurse a sheepish smile once her hand was finished, glancing down at the pad of her palm with a small frown. She’d tripped, fallen on a broken piece of coral and…four stitches later, here she was. “So uh, do you get beach related injuries a lot?”

Evaluation of how I have presented my work...

I have chosen to present my work, pieces of coral,  by using a piece of drift wood on a stand so it stays upright. I have decorated the base of my work by putting sand around it and placing shells on top. This gives my work more context of it being under the sea. I chose to put it against a white board to give it more of a professional outcome as well as making the viewer focus more on the piece itself. I have decided I need  to add more sand but this will be done in time for the viewing. Overall I quite like the way I have displayed my work however if I could improve it I would of added more context of the sea such as pebbles etc. Also it would of been nice to do a smaller piece of wood to show the idea of growth. I have placed my work away from the back drop to allow different perspectives so you can view all angles of the work. 
I feel my final piece is quite different to what I am used to making as it focuses more on sculpture rather than texture. This course has allowed me to be more adventurous in the way I display my work.

martyrgrit  asked:

"You're being sneaky again, Robin!"

For Longer Than Forever… || Accepting!

“Who, me?” 

   Darn, busted. The tactician grins playfully, knowing full well the blonde has noted his careful avoidance of her since he’d set out for his turn to seek ore from the springs that morning. He had meant to seek out Scarlet earlier, but others had requested his aid with this chore and that–! By the time he’d found time to attend to one personal errand, the afternoon had long passed and evening was soon approaching. 

   Goodness, he hopes Scarlet hadn’t gotten the wrong impression. Perhaps he ought to finally reveal what had caused his presence to be so scarce. Slipping a gloved hand into a pocket, Robin reveals a lovely piece of coral affixed to a silver chain. 

“Alright, alright. I was going to give this to you after dinner, but– I suppose now’s as good a time as any. Here.” He holds it out, bashfulness painting his cheeks almost as vibrantly as the gem in his hands. “Kamui was nice enough to let me hold onto this piece of coral after I finished diving for the morning, and it reminded me of you, so… Heh. I thought it might make a nice gift. If it’s not to your taste I understand, but…”

june slithered in through the wrought-iron gate
and wrapped himself around each of the columns
that guarded our youth. he bared his teeth
and waited. – –

– – he feasts on the songs of farewell.
eventually we did string together like pearls
and pieces of coral the best of our days.
i watched them hang from your necks and your wrists.

see, this melancholy bears the sour taste
of a summer nobody will ever speak of.
but this - says the dust in our blood - is the way
to reach for— to reach— – –

– – we must sacrifice
each scorching tear that we turned into ink
each drop of sweat, the tinge of— of blood
and pay for the gems that have sprung from our bones.

the wise walls went silent before they could say
whether to name this ache freedom or loss.

(a hymn for things that end // francesca r.)


Tampa Bay coral 😍🙌🏾 This piece is TOO beautiful. All of the colors, patterns and shapes within this piece are out of this world 🌎 #doitfortheGRAM (at Chico, California)

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anonymous asked:

I see Coral's pieces as Cultural Appropriation... she's been doing it for a while and it's not cool anymore. Some of those things are sacred to cultures

what are you talking about?

Coral’s Room

The room would be sunny, warm, sandy, and have clusters of coral formations all over in every nook and cranny. It would appear like a garden, but in an ocean setting. There would be pools of water and coral growing within them. The coral in the room would occur in all of the colors of the rainbow. Due to Coral’s snappy nature, Coral may take their sadness out on their room and destroy the coral formations. The room’s floor would be littered in pieces of coral.

anonymous asked:

Room design for my coral, who's under yellow diamond but originally from pink, who's she's forever grieving. She's got a snappy personality.


Room Appearance:
The room would be sunny, warm, sandy, and have clusters of coral formations all over in every nook and cranny. It would appear like a garden, but in an ocean setting. There would be pools of water and coral growing within them. The coral in the room would occur in all of the colors of the rainbow. Due to Coral’s snappy nature, Coral may take their sadness out on their room and destroy the coral formations. The room’s floor would be littered in pieces of coral.

“Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton. A coral “group” is a colony of myriad genetically identical polyps. Each polyp is a sac-like animal typically only a few millimeters in diameter and a few centimeters in length. A set of tentacles surround a central mouth opening. An exoskeleton is excreted near the base. Over many generations, the colony thus creates a large skeleton that is characteristic of the species.”

“Once thought to be a plant, Coral has been considered the “garden of the sea”, even in so much as the variety of coloring it presents in.”

I’ll be Your Merman

Summary: AU He’s a merman who is being pushed by his parents to find a suitable mate. You were enjoying a day at the pier skateboarding when you met. “I’ll play Ariel if you’ll be my Princess.”

Rating: PG-13

Characters: Reader x Merman! Baekhyun, Merman! Chanyeol (cameo)

Notes: Slightly inspired by a friend’s fictional mermaid drabble and an idea I came up with. Happy Birthday Baekhyun! (5/6 in the US now)

Shoutout to @listenthemoose and @byun–baekbunny – thank you for the likes and for reading the recent drabbles for my Seven First Kisses prompt.

“Not this again!” he groaned as he covered his ears with his hands, turning his back on them.

“It’s time you thought about marrying a nice mermaid,” his mother sighed as she wrung her hands. “I was thinking about Emera? You know the –”

“She spends too much time in the mirror,” he said, scrunching his nose up. “I think she hates me too Umma. Ugh, why do we have to talk about this now?”

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Heart Race [George Weasley x Reader]

A/N: I’ve literally posted this like six times because I can’t figure out how to italicize on mobile because the mobile version is trash lmao  I’m so mad rn ugggh. I tried that stupid code italicize but it didn’t work but it works when I test it out and ugghhh I hate this app

Word Count: 3,340

Warnings: mild language like twice. Not proof read. Possible ooc characters. 

Summary: (Name) met George in her third year after being pushed down. After another year, what will happen when George has to find a way to keep his feelings for her in check?


To say she was shy would be an understatement.

She had a quiet voice, but a loud mind. That loud mind of hers was full of brilliant facts and opinions, but the quiet voice that she had held everything back.

And to say that it bothered George would be an understatement as well.

No, George was almost offended that she refused to speak your mind. He couldn’t really understand why (Name) felt the need to hide all of her wonderful thoughts, but that didn’t mean he didn’t respect it.

George and his twin met (Name) when she came to Hogwarts at the age of eleven. At the time they were second years who in all honesty didn’t care much for her.

It’s not like they disliked her, they just didn’t know her well enough to care.

However, that all changed when they witnessed her being pushed down in her third year by some fourth year jerks.

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anonymous asked:

I live within distance of a river with a lot of slate and a lot of fossils, so it's pretty easy to find them here. but i was wondering if you owned any fossils ship?


There’s a megalodon tooth (the triangular thing on the left), a few trilobites, a few conifer cones (the big poop log-lookin’ thing), a coprolite I forgot to include, a crinoid (the star thing), a bryozoan (the spiral thing), mastodon tooth (far right), an apatosaurus egg (the round thing), and a couple pieces of coral and unidentified plants. 

A mammoth tibia above our door… there’s also a mammoth tooth, but we sent it to paleontologist friends for casting and haven’t received it yet. There are some ammonites of various sizes floating around the house, and a bathroom tile with a fish. Probably more that I’m forgetting.

And my personal favorite, “fossilized bran”! My father found this in a hick antique mall and, after consulting with a bunch of scientists, we discovered that it’s a fossilized tillybone - a particular kind of growth found on bony fish (the photos on the linked paleontology page are of this very specimen!). Dad carved me a nice skull-shaped bone case for it and gifted them to me for a graduation present. 

Cassia swam through a bush of sea kelp, ripping off a teeny piece to munch on during her journey from her home to the human’s beach. However, she never minded the long trek–she got to find new fish friends, and almost always made friends with guppies that happened to float past her. 

She then heard the sound of a very loud splash, turning quickly to notice a large bull shark had been gaining on her. She quickened her pace as she shuffled around in her purse–once she got a hold of the small vial, she let loose the octopus ink, which quickly clouded the water in a black haze, blocking the bull shark’s vision. Before turning around though, her tail fin got caught on a loose piece of coral, ripping a large tear in the fragile blue membrane. 

Unable to swim, she floated quickly to the surface, floating on a rock that was near the beach.