creative projects that got out of hand

anonymous asked:

so how exactly did yoongi meet hoseok again? and was false glitter involved

Hoseok sat next to Yoongi cause he looked like a serious™ student he could depend on (aka get notes from). He flashed his blinding smile at yoongi, yoongi lost his eye sight and subsequently, his other senses. Hobi asked to be partners in the big psych project that was 30% of their entire grade. Yoongi still not regaining his 5 senses, nodded to be polite, which meant Yes to Hoseok. Their motto was go big or go home so their project involved glitter, hand cuffs and an abstract dance number (even though they only really needed a slideshow.) safe to say, they got a B- (the teacher didn’t appreciate out of the box creativity)


Remembering the original Journey Into Imagination at Epcotin Walt Disney World
On March 5, 1983, the original Journey Into Imagination attraction debuted in FutureWorld at Epcot, introducing guests to Dreamfinder, Figment and a lovely little song titled “One Little Spark.” The original attraction’s storyline began with Dreamfinder gathering up materials to inspire new ideas. With the help of his imagination he creates a companion named Figment, who is described as having: “Two tiny wings, eyes big and yellow. Horns of a steer – but a loveable fellow. From head to tail, he’s royal purple pigment and there, voila, you’ve got a Figment – a Figment of imagination!” From here, Dreamfinder took Figment – and us guests – along on an exploration of the Dreamport, the place where the duo used their imaginations to try out new ideas in the arts, literature, technology and more. The attraction’s Image Works post-show offered guests a chance to experiment with creativity hands-on in different activity stations, including Magic Palette (digital drawing), Lightwriter (laser writing/drawing technology), Bubble Music (image projection combined with sound), and other interactive fun. The famous Rainbow Corridor/Sensor Maze, pictured above, assigned a color to each person who entered and followed the person throughout. The attraction later became Journey Into Your Imagination in 1999, and the current version, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, debuted in 2002.

City Witch Laundry Ritual for Emotional Cleansing and Motivation

Lydia le Fay’s Laundry Ritual for Emotional Cleansing and Motivation

This one is two-fold (fold - get it?!) because it also forces me to do laundry, a task at which I am AWFUL at motivating myself to do, because I hate having to wait around at the laundromat forever doing nothing. But why should I be doing nothing when I could be a witchcraft STAR?

Part One: Gathering the Dirty Laundry

If you’re like me, there’s a good chance that your laundry isn’t necessarily all in one place. You may have to root through your sock drawer to remember which ones you’ve worn and thrown back anyway. Or maybe you’re more hygienic than I am and it’s just a matter of transferring the laundry from the bin into the washing machine. Either way, as you gather up the dirty laundry, think of all the “dirty laundry” in your life, emotionally, mentally, the thoughts and events of the week (or two weeks or month or two months if you’re like me - don’t be like me), that are weighing on your mind and dragging you down. These are the thoughts, events, and feelings that you may not have been dealing with, which is fine, because we can’t let the negative stuff keep us from living our lives day to day. But in needing to function like a person, we may sweep these thoughts and feelings under the rug without giving ourselves the time we deserve to process it. Now is the time to let yourself dwell on these things. As you gather the dirty laundry, think about whats been hurting you - that job interview that you blew, the time you stubbed your toe on the kitchen table, the Facebook post your ex made that’s been plaguing you and you’ve been obsessing over it even though you know you shouldn’t be and it doesn’t matter and that makes you feel even worse, the fight you had with your best friend, the homework you got a C on, whatever! Let yourself feel all the emotions you haven’t wanted to - take all the pain, regret, embarrassment, frustration, humiliation, anger, sadness, grief and put it into the dirty laundry. Let it go. Understand that those emotions are real, they’re important, and they’re not yours anymore. The cloth is going to hold onto them for you. The dirty socks are gonna deal with the drunk call you made to your ex. The underwear is gonna remember the thing your best friend accidentally said that made her sound more like a frenemy. The jeans are - who am I kidding, no one washes their jeans.

Part Two: The Wash Cycle

Alright, now that we’ve put all that negativity and angst and suffering into the dirty laundry, it is time to clean that up! Put in your soap, your bleach, your fabric softener, whatever you use, and know that it’s not just going to clean your clothes, it’s going to clean up your psyche. After all, you just took all the pain out of your mind and body and put it into that laundry, so why shouldn’t the soap take all of that out along with the dirt and stains? As the clothes get washed, visualize all that negativity getting washed away as well. If you have problems that are within your control, now is the time to think of solutions to them. Fight with your friend? What do you want to say to them? Is it important enough to bring it up? If so, you may want to brainstorm, jot down notes in a notebook about what you want to say, etc. If you decide that it’s not worth it, then let it go. Truly, completely, let it go. Half-assing that sort of thing is the worst because it just builds up anger and resentment. Either take action or completely leave it in the past. Solve the problems of the present, but completely let go of anything that happened in the past. It’s gone. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s not worth carrying around the pain. Let the washer clean it out completely. This is an awesome time to do deep breathing. I’m a big fan of square breathing (in for four, hold for four, out for four, hold for four, repeat). Meditate. Use any images or mantras you love, or simply visualize all the negativity you put into the load of laundry being washed away by the water. Water is awesome. It is SO healing, as anyone who has ever swam in a pool or (even better) the ocean will tell you. Even if you’re not a swimmer, water makes up most of our bodies and most of the earth. It’s a part of our make-up. Start out picturing the laundry spinning around in the water in the washer, and then expand on that. See the laundry as the negativity you’ve been carrying around, spinning around in the water of the machine. Then let the machine expand and open up, and see the negativity being carried out to sea by the ocean, carried down a river and over a waterfall, sinking to the bottom of the pond, whatever it is that feels powerful to you. Don’t worry about the body of water; you aren’t inflicting your negativity upon it. The ocean, the rivers, the lakes - they’re ancient and powerful. They aren’t going to hold your sorrow; they’ll simply let it dissipate. They are happy to help you get rid of it.

Part Three: The Dry Cycle

And look at that! Your clothes are all clean now! Amazing! Take them out of the washer, thinking about how clean and fresh they are. Don’t think about the negative - that’s gone now! You washed it away - you gave it to the ocean, you let it disappear. This step is about moving forward.  Take those clean, clean clothes - purged of dirt both physical and emotional - and put them in the DRYER, the nice, warm dryer that’ll make them feel so toasty and wonderful. If you don’t love the feeling of burying your face in warm clothes that have just come out of the dryer, then you are WRONG. This is the time to think about what you want from the coming weeks, months, years. The washing got rid of the negativity, the drying is the time to heal and plan for the future. This is a wonderful opportunity to be creative, if creativity is your cuppa. I love projects with small, repetitive motions that give my hands something to do while my mind wanders to lovely thoughts - knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, knot work, whatever. This is also a great time to write - poems, stories, or simply lists of what it is you want to achieve and accomplish. But don’t just think about it - now is the time to MAKE THAT PLAN! Planning for the future can be scary and many of us want to avoid it and procrastinate and put it off - but you’re TRAPPED! You’re stuck at the laundromat! There’s nowhere to run! SO JUST DO IT! MAKE THAT PLAN TO GET WHAT YOU WANT! This is why it’s great to have a notebook with you - or even just open notes on your cellphone if you’re a technowitchy person - I personally like to have a very pretty notebook and nice mechanical pencil or TARDIS pen, because that’s what inspires me. Make lists. Even if some of your ideas seem ridiculous, write them down. Now is the time to brainstorm, write down 100 ideas and even if only 5 of them end up being good, that’s still five more ideas you had than when you sat down. The negativity is gone, washed away by the water, and now the heat and warmth is drawing in positivity. Put all that positivity into the universe and imagine it being sucked into the clothing via the warmth.

Part Four: Folding the Clothes and Putting Them Away

You’re almost there! You’ve acknowledged all the negativity and given it ample time to be thought about, you let it get washed away in the water and let go of your emotional baggage, and you heated them up with positivity and plans of action. Now is the time to seal it all up. Take the laundry out of the dryer and bury your face in it. This has nothing to do with anything, I just think it’s one of the great joys in life. If you have a long walk back to your place of residence (as I do) try to keep a spring in your step. Stay happy! Enjoy all the good you just did yourself physically and emotionally. Here is the last step: time to put that laundry away! Do not put this off. I know it’s tempting. Just don’t. As you fold each piece of clothing, think of all the positivity and intentions you’ve infused it with in the dry cycle. Realize that you’re hiding little bits of positivity all around your room - in every drawer, in random articles of clothing that you’ll wear and feel better about yourself. I tend to have a very cluttered mind and room - again, try to combine the two of them. As you organize your clothing, try to organize your mind as well. You are in control right now - you have the power to put away your clothes and straighten up your living space, just as you have the power to regulate your thoughts and straighten up your mental space. You’ve got this. You are strong, you are awesome, and you are a worthwhile person. You are going to do so many great things. Now go do them.

So in summary, we’ve gathered up our dirty laundry (physical and emotional), washed out the dirt (physical and emotional), brought in new, positivity energy (warming our clothing and our mind), and organized our space and our thoughts.

This is so helpful to me - it encourages me to do my laundry and simultaneously take time for myself to really dwell on the thoughts that I’ve been brushing aside all week. Practical and powerful. Please let me know if you try this and enjoy it (or not!) - I’d love to hear your thoughts :) I do this for y'all, so I’d love to know if others make use of it.



up here on the nineteenth floor

Title: up here on the nineteenth floor
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1.6k
Summary: A brief little holiday in Hong Kong before the next chapter begins. Thank you to BisexualShoeMarriage for beta reading! [Read on AO3]

[part of the road trip mix tape 2016 series]

The heat is sticky, clothes glued to their bodies with sweat that’s formed and dried half a dozen times as they slip in and out of buildings for respite from the weather.

“Hate this,” Dan says, walking away from another smiling face.

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anonymous asked:

Read your twitter about animation class and girls in animation. How is 65% women in your animation class a good thing?!! That's not equal or fair. If they want equality it should be 50-50 right? Why would you say that's good when it just shows how feminism is pushing until men are the minority. They don't want 50% they want more and you're happy about it! You won't be so happy when they're taking your job. Don't be fooled.

You’re ridiculous, paranoid, and kind of sad. Even still, I’ll try to counter your ‘oh shit, feminist conspiracy’ rant with some logic…

We don’t have an agenda when it comes to judging/ranking portfolios for Seneca’s Animation program. For better or for worse there’s no affirmative action system in place. As long as the applicant has their high school graduation equivalency it’s all about the quality of art shown in a series of standardized portfolio drawings.

The many women who applied and got in to the program did so because they were qualified and they earned it, period. More women are in the program because more women are applying and handing in high quality application portfolios. I don’t see how that’s about equality or inequality. That’s just doing the damn work.

Having a more diverse pool of students (and, in turn, greater diversity out in the industry) opens up more creative possibilities and strengthens the quality of projects. It broadens the stories we tell, which makes them more appealing to a larger audience. I’m excited about teaching a new generation of artists and having everyone in our community learn from each other.

In my experience, there will always be competition for jobs. Produce great work and be a solid team member with integrity and you won’t have to worry about who is coming to ‘get’ you.

Good luck in your foxhole.