maple pine

Ever since I saw The Tree of Life​, it not only became my favorite film of all time, but I wanted desperately to emulate every inch of its cinematic glory. I don’t know if my images will ever be on par with that film, maybe in 20+ years, but I’d like to think I’m on the right track.

Some Unconsidered Warrior Cats Name Prefixes


  • Alder
  • Aspen
  • Birch
  • Cherry
  • Chestnut
  • Cinquefoil
  • Elm
  • Finch
  • Hazel
  • Magpie
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Rabbitbrush
  • Raspberry
  • Rose
  • Sagebrush
  • Vole


  • Beech
  • Bison
  • Coyote
  • Crow
  • Dove
  • Elk
  • Fir
  • Frog
  • Hemlock
  • Hickory
  • Lizard
  • Maple
  • Pigeon
  • Pine
  • Raccoon
  • Skunk
  • Snake
  • Spruce
  • Sycamore
  • Thrush


  • Aster
  • Carp
  • Chub
  • Coral
  • Fish
  • Glasswort
  • Grass
  • Grebe
  • Grounsel
  • Hay
  • Heron
  • Lavender
  • Mallow
  • Marsh
  • Minnow
  • Orach
  • Oxeye
  • Pochard
  • Rose
  • Salt
  • Sea
  • Shrew
  • Switch
  • Teal
  • Trout
  • Vole
  • Willow


  • Azalea
  • Bee
  • Bilberry
  • Cotton
  • Egg
  • Gorse
  • Grouse
  • Hare
  • Heath
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Ouzel
  • Owl
  • Plover
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Spirea
  • Twite
  • Wool

Mabel Pines:  MABEL JUICE

(coffee, Amp energy drink, seltzer water, grenadine, maple syrup, Kool-aid, ice, edible glitter, gumballs, gummy dinosaurs)

Aww, c’mon, you don’t really wanna know what’s in a Mabel Juice, do you? The experience is best if it contains a bit of mystery.  Plus it’s different every time!  You aren’t gonna make me structure your experience, are you, Dipper?

…okay, fine, this one’s two cups of coffee, two cups of seltzer water, a tablespoon of grenadine, a tablespoon of maple syrup, six ounces of the cherry kind of Amp energy drink, ten ounces of the cherry Kool-Aid Mom bought a week ago, three gumballs, and a teaspoon of edible glitter.  Oh, and some gummy dinosaurs, cause Dad kept saying I was gonna choke on the plastic ones.

Energy Type: Active

Direction: East

Season: Spring

Time of Day: Dawn

Colors: White, Blue, Silver, Pale Yellow

Crystals and Minerals: Topaz, Rainbow Opal, Alexandrite, Citrine

Animals: Birds (specifically Eagle and Hawk), Spider, Raven

Plants and Foods: Allspice, Anise, Dandelion, Dill, Lavender, Lemongrass, Maple, Mint, Oregano, Pine, Rosemary, Sage, Aspen, Mistletoe.

Tarot: Swords

Tools: Athane, Incense

Symbolism: Focus, Directing energy, Divination, Psychic Work, Inspiration, Finding lost things, Memory.

Some witches believe the elements and their associations can influence their craft. Try integrating them into your work next time and decide for yourself! Find the other elements HERE.

get to know me

thanks for tagging me @laibalumosaur ! :)

the rule was meant to be to answer the questions and then tag twenty followers however I don’t actually have twenty followers so I’ll just tag a few people

Name: Holly
Nicknames: Holly Bug
Zodiac sign: Gemini
Height: It’s like 11:30 at night and I can’t be bothered to find out (but like average height)
Orientation: I don’t do labels
Nationality: British
Favourite Fruit: mango
Favourite Season: Autumn
Favourite Book: The half bad trilogy
Favourite Flowers: lilies
Favourite Scent: the sea, fresh bread, spring mornings, autumn evenings
Favourite Colour: purple, blue, turquoise, orange……………….and dodie yellow (;
Favourite Animal: tigers, red pandas, wolves, orcas
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate: Hot Chocolate or tea
Average Sleep Hours: 8-7 usually
Cat or Dog Person: dogs definitely but I also adore cats
Favourite Fictional Character: Maple Pines, Gabriel Boutin, 2D
Number of Blankets I Sleep With: dunno one I guess
Ideal Trip: Hawaii

I tag @angeweenie123, @bedahmerized

oh yeah and @xxxbeccashailesxxx but I could probably answer most of these for you!

The MBTI Types as Wand Woods (From Pottermore)
  • ISFJ: Hazel
  • ESFJ: Elm
  • ISTJ: Redwood
  • ESTJ: Blackthorn
  • ISFP: Apple
  • ESFP: Willow
  • ISTP: Pine
  • ESTP: Maple
  • INFJ: Hawthorn
  • ENFJ: Cedar
  • INTJ: Cherry
  • ENTJ: Black Walnut
  • INFP: Ebony
  • ENFP: Beech
  • INTP: Laurel
  • ENTP: Sycamore
Wood for CNC-milling and laser cut

Today we visited KHiO’s wood workshop to inquire about the quality and suitability of different woods for CNC-milling and laser cut. As I am hoping to do very detailed reliefs, I learnt that I am better off opting for velcromat or HDF (high density fibre board) or harder woods such as beech, ash, maple or oak. Pine, spruce, plywood etc. are too soft and porous. Velcromat or HDF will act more predictable due to the absence of wood grain, however only the surface layer of about 1 mm is high density, while the inside remains soft. Therefore I should avoid cutting much deeper than that if I don’t want the fine, detailed reliefs to break off.

But think about Dipper actually being named after a type of Pine Tree. Just look at the possibilities!

  • Douglas
  • Spruce
  • Scots
  • Durango
  • Forrest
  • Cyprus
  • Wilson
  • Glehn