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POP STARS: Chill with homemade wholesome ice pops - photography: Blaine Moats - styling: Jennifer Peterson - text: Caitlyn Diimig, RD - recipes: Kelsey Bulat - recipes via Diabetic Living Magazine Summer 2017

  • Creamy Chocolate Pie: chocolate instant pudding, almond milk, whipped topping, dark chocolate, graham crackers
  • Peach and Cream: vanilla pudding, milk, fresh peaches, honey, whipped topping
  • Berry Lemon: lemon, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, water, honey
  • Iced Coconut Latte: can unsweetened coconut milk, sugar, brewed coffee chilled
  • Watermelon, Raspberry, and Lime: lime, chopped seedless watermelon, fresh raspberries, lime juice , lime yogurt
  • Pineapple, Kiwi, and Honeydew: water, sugar, cubed fresh pineapple, sliced kiwi, cubed honeydew

anonymous asked:

have you heard of "repost in current artstyle"? it's when an artist reposts for their current followers to see, but in their current style. You know... i'm disappointed, you seem like the guy who supports the idiot who reposted the image "is my coffee bitter? no, must be you" in the "hello i'm pobular artist, here's my portfolio" i followed you for your skyrim memes that you don't even post anymore, in my opinion, you and your famous paper boyfriend are the people who make tumblr shit

i feel like theres a lot to unpack here but honestly i cant get past your accusation that i have ever in my life made “skyrim memes”

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  • “In a daughter’s room, the Italian shell bed came from the owner’s former house in Europe, the mirrored side table is from JF Chen, and the chandelier was found on 1stdibs.”
In Another Direction 2017A

I’m back with a new crazy idea to curate. It’s a new version of the original. I’m looking for a group of creatives that can pull a riff, who can see where else a piece could go and take it there, making their own eddy without leaving the rill.
I won’t assume anyone here remembers, if you want to see some examples, you can find them at @inanotherdirection
The basic idea goes like this:
Sign up, and I’ll assign you a spot.
Someone will start (probably me) with a piece with a main element (character, image, theme, note, color…) and at least one minor element.
The next person in line takes one of the minors as the main for their piece and spins it out, with at least one minor.
The next person in line takes one of the minors as the main…
And so on, and so on until we come to the end of the line (I don’t know, maybe we’ll go around again if anybody wants to. I’ll keep it running for as long as I can stand it as long as there are people who still want to play).

So, does anybody want to play? Just send me a message.

[Also, I’ve been mostly absent here for some time now, if you all wouldn’t mind spreading the word so that anyone who would want to play would have a chance to play]

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  • “The living-room furniture, including Punta Cana sofa by Bunny Williams Home, wears slipcovers of Blue Duralee cotton. Chinoiserie panels flank a carved wood mirror from Harrison & Gil, painted white.”

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  • “A Belgian garden by Jacque, Martin, and Peter Wirtz uses boxwood in playful contrast to vegetable beds, topiaries, and a lush vineyard beyond.”

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More writing tips: on inspiration management

Most of the writers and artists I talk to have a million ideas. In my experience, we all have way more ideas than time and energy to write them. I personally curate these ideas like they’re some kind of sapling hoard and since people seemed to enjoy my previous little guide on getting actual text on paper, here’s some suggestions on how you could do that.

Jot them down

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Not sure if it’s like this with everyone, but I get a lot of friggin ideas, and they get IN THE WAY. It’s like those fat flies that crawl into your house and occasionally buzz by to bug you. It’s frankly impossible to concentrate while one is flying around, so I try to write them down fairly fast. That way at least, they’re quiet for a while and don’t clutter up your brain while you’re trying to concentrate on something else.
You can write these down pretty much everywhere. Mine show up in Skype messages, in Evernote, in notes on my phone, in the document on my laptop helpfully called ‘Ideas’, whatever I have handy.
That way, they’re nice and ready, waiting for you when you have time and energy to do something with them.

Perform triage

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Look, not every idea you get is gonna be great. Or even workable. It’s ok.
That’s why we have more.
Every news room in the world has a meeting or list where they just put down everything that came in that day, from broken bones and idiotic politician gaffes all the way to major wars or epidemics. And then they decide which to put their limited resources into. They figure out the stories that get full front page coverage, they decide which ones get a little blurb and which would look better as a graph or a video.
When working with your own ideas, you can do pretty much the same thing.
You find the right format for each idea.

Archive the useless ones

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

You know the ones. Seems like a great idea at three in the morning on a friday night, but you look at it in the bright light of day some time later and its… nyeeeeeeh. It happens.
Maybe not because they’re bad ideas, per se, maybe they’re just not something you can do anything with. Because the style, the genre, the fandom doesn’t fit. A court room drama with ninjas or your favourite character as a caveman might sound quirky or interesting, but if you can’t find a good story for them, or don’t have the background knowledge to make them exciting, they’re not of use to you. Onto the archive pile they go.

Put out the quick ones

Originally posted by mobpsycho100

Some ideas have more story in them than others.
If anyone has ever wondered why I write so many au’s and one shots, this is the reason.
The 'what ifs’ can make for some really awesome worlds, but you probably don’t have time to write a full trilogy for every one of them. Imagining my favourite sports anime boys in the zombie apocalypse, for instance, makes for some gripping scenes, but not much more than that. So I just write those scenes and leave them out there for people’s imagination.
The same thing happens with short scenarios. A cute quirk, a single action can make for a nice scene or short story but, at that point, nothing more.
Writing these out is a form of practice that makes you feel good about yourself, because it’s fast, you accomplished something and you have something to share. A lot of people enjoy reading scenario’s and imagines, so you may also get feedback to keep you motivated for the bigger stuff.

Store and recuperate scenes

Originally posted by n5fw

This one might be a bit controversial.
Ideas come in many forms. Sometimes a paragraph writes itself in your head. Sometimes you come upon an alternate time line and spend the next six hours breathlessly chatting to friends about the many depressing things that this entails. Sometimes you just imagine your favourite character in a Napoleon era style military uniform and really dig how he looks in it.
Many times, I get more cinematic ideas. Basically: scenes. Someone walking through a fantasy version of Alexanderplatz, a guy playing basketball with his s/o, a particularly fluffy moment between lovers on a lazy Sunday morning.
Here’s the thing with scenes: they are the building blocks of stories, and you can slot them into different ones. If a particular scene is very vivid in your brain, just write it out and save it for later.
Some of my stories are basically scenes that I strung together and wrote out to make them coherent. The plot doesn’t always come first. Sometimes the scenes dictate the plot.
Also, I have absolutely written out scenes and later put them in another story when I decided the original au was going nowhere. This is fine. They’re your scenes and you can do with them as you wish. Pick out the best parts, dust them off, rewrite for the new reality and your new story quickly gets some more substance.

Pat attention to the strong ones

Originally posted by ergo

You can guide inspiration, but only so far.
The more I write fiction, the more I believe that a lot of the themes and scenes that pop up are basically things I myself am dealing with.
The strongest ideas are the ones that resonate the most with you personally.
We write about lovers because we want affection, we write angst because one way or another, this gives us catharsis. We write adventures because part of us wants to see the world, preferably without actually coming out of the couch.
We write because we want to imagine these things happening. As writers, we want to get lost in this scenario, and we want to take readers with us.
So pay attention to the strongest ideas.
These are the ones that keep popping up long after you’ve already made notes for them, the themes and storylines that show up in a million different ways in a dozen different character configurations.
They’re the ones that are, possibly on some subconscious level, the most important to you.
And if my personal experience is anything to go by, they’re the ones that make for the best stories.


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  3. FLORA BOTANICA | stripes by Cheryl Daniels
  4. Playing Koi  by Isaiah K. Stephens
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  6. The Owl’s 3 by Isaiah K. Stephens
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anonymous asked:

I think there are too many people who have problems letting the (highly stylized and curated) idea of who all these boys were in one direction go. So now that they're all cultivating their own tastes and images they're being called fake or try hard, like Harry and Liam especially, but in reality their styles of clothing, performance, aesthetic, whatever, is all much closer to the real them now than it ever has been. People need to accept that, grow up, and move on tbh.



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