Didn’t get as much reading done yesterday as I had hoped… but I did start planning next month, plus I found a four leave clover and a giant five leaf clover! 🍀Happy to spread the clover luck if anybody needs it ☺️
I am SO happy with how this came out!!! I hope @wiishu looks beautiful enough! I really do enjoy G/t stuff and thought this might be a funny idea with those jokes about Jack being a leprechaun and the little reference to the “Whose More Likley…” video. :3
It’s the beginning of March and spring is on it’s way, and with it LOVE! XD These two are just the best together and I really look up to Wiishu has a fellow artist. This is my first time drawing her, but definitely not my last.
Since my most popular post is a picture of pressed four- and five-leaf clovers, and I always hear people moan they can never find the lucky clovers themselves, I decided to write this quick guide.
Clover is associated with good luck, with good reason. You need luck to find it! But nowadays (crazy 2017, amirite?) one can’t rely solely on luck in life, so here are strategic steps to finding lucky clovers.
1) Go out and find a clover patch.
2) Look at the patch, observe it. Pick one clover and notice how its leaves form a rough triangle. Compared to that, four-leaf clovers form a square. This is important, keep it in mind.
Four-leaf clovers are rare, and looking at each clover to check if it has four leaves takes too long. Also, you might just be looking at a clover patch that only has regular clovers!
However, here we can use our greatest tool - our brain. (Tadaah!) Humans are good at recognizing patterns. (We use it to recognize faces, which animals are dogs, or even tell apart cars. (I can’t do the last for the life of me.))
To be a successful clover finder, you need to teach your brain to recognize a square among triangles.
3) Proper technique is a must. You must stand or crouch over the clover patch at a distance that lets you see each individual clover, but also a wider area so you don’t focus on each clover too much. I usually stand slightly bent forward, like one does when wanting to pet a dog. You know the one? Leaned forward, eyes huge, weirdly intense with one hand outstretched? That’s me on a clover hunt. (If you get weird looks, tell them you are looking for clovers. 10/10 people will get excited or at least just nod in understanding.)
Let your eyes wander over the patch. Just, skim over it, only stop when something pings in your ‘clover recognition software’. Then look at that individual clover, maybe poke it to separate it from others. Often, you will realize it was two clovers overlapping, or a clover with damaged leaves. This is good, don’t feel discouraged! This is your brain learning to recognize irregularities!
If you did find your first lucky clover, great job! *clapping*
4) Practice! Sadly, unless you are extremely lucky, you need to practice to teach your brain to recognize four-leaf clovers among the three-leaf ones.
However, there is a cheat code! Sometimes, when you find one lucky clover, you can find more of them on the same plant. So make sure you search that plant carefully.
Here are some pictures of clovers, so you can practice.
Also notice the five-leaf clover^^^! Instead of a square, they are usually a mess. Too many leaves in one place!
Tell me in the notes how you did! Did you find the lucky clovers in my pictures? Or irl? Photos welcome!
(All pictures are mine, but forgive me and my phone for bad quality. neither of us is a pro at this!)