Last week, as a part of Go Mighty‘s I Made This project, I used glitter and a paint brush to make a couple of Disco Dinosaurs. You rose to the #imadethis challenge by die-cutting, silkscreening, and engaging with power tools. Nice. Here are a few of my favorite things you posted on Go Mighty:
Elaine made something to replace that sock on your door knob. The G will get the job done, but if it’s really serious, go for letter F.
Elaine also shared these CMYK/RGB cards she made for two friends and graphic designers who are getting married.
Liz made these super quick, super simple, caramel apples and shared the recipe. Hungry.
Jenn made these to support Craft Hope. If you’re a knitter, a do-gooder, or both, Jenn shares her patterns and more about the project to knit warm things for orphans here.
Jen made these bookmark save the dates for her upcoming wedding. Clever.
More favorites from the project:
Samantha is making capes for the children in her life.
Jocelyn made something to show her support for Boston.
Amber faced her fear of flat meringue and made a banana pudding pie.
Sarah made a cake to remind her daughter of their life in Australia.
Lorien has kicked off a year long sewing project with this pug.
Tara made homemade pizza on the grill.
The winner of the limited edition polaroid camera is Bonnie Chan who has taken the first steps toward her goal of taking a piece of nostalgia and sewing it into a gown. Read her story here. Congrats, Bonnie! (Check your email.)
Our plan is to continue this project on Go Mighty throughout the summer. So, if you haven’t already, join in by sharing what you make with the tag #imadethis. We’re putting together a big box of awesome to be gifted to one participant when the season ends. More on that to come, and big thanks to those of you who played this time around.
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I added a new goal on Go Mighty. My inner seventh-grader is mortified. Nobody make eye contact.
- What is it about elephants? I get this.
- I’m so jealous of this trip. Right up until they die of dysentery, I mean.
- And here’s an idea so clever and seemingly obvious that I can’t believe it doesn’t already exist.
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Photo Source: Instagram user kimboslice
Take those dinosaurs, kid, and make them sparkle.
I made glitter dinosaurs last night. Hell yeah, I did. And when they dried I made them fight while I sang Toy! Toy! Crazy toy. Stay coooooool tooooy.
Anyway, I know you’ll want your own, because you aren’t dead inside, so instructions are right here.
Also, when you spill a container of glitter, who do you call to seal off your apartment so the glitter doesn’t spread to the rest of the building?
Go Mighty is kicking off our I Made This team project over the next two weeks. If you make something and tag it #imadethis on a Go Mighty story, you enter to win a new, limited-edition Polaroid camera, which is currently in my closet. I’ll round up my favorite stories here and on Go Mighty, and afterward we can compare glue gun scars.
- “What I discovered was that people are kind, and if they can, they will try to help. It’s a good feeling.” Update from our first Skillshare grant winner, Emrys Kim.
- Oof. This breaks my heart and scares the crap out of me as a mother.
In more personal news, remember our #thankawriter project? I told you Thomas Lynch surprised me with a package of autographed books. Then yesterday Poet Donald Hall sent a lovely letter in response to my condolence note — humbling. People are nice.
Dottie Guy, an Iraq War Veteran who now works for the VA as an advocate for other Veterans, and a damn good photographer.
Yasha Wallin, Berlin-based arts + culture writer and Creativity Curator at GOOD Magazine, AND Editor at surf magazine The Usual.
Kendrick Brinson, a freelance documentary, commercial, and editorial photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Sonya Yu, a tech marketer turned freelance photographer who says, “To stay focused on achieving goals, I recommend surrounding yourself with those who support and inspire you.”
Meanwhile, in the community:
-Retta is learning to make something too. Her story made me realize that I don’t consider attempting anything that involves math or a tool box. I need to take a shop class.
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You know how watermelon season comes and you sit out on deck in your swimsuit, scoop out watermelon with your hands, and then rinse the juice off with the hose? Gah! This drink is making me excited for summer.
-4 tsp frozen watermelon, seeds removed
-Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 shot vodka
Put everything in the blender and turn it on until the drink is… blended. Pour it into a glass, garnish with mint and a melon ball, drink it until it’s gone. Wait a few minutes until you feel like a slightly more pleasant person, then make another one.
Here’s to spitting seeds out on the lawn, warm water from a hose that’s been coiled in the sun, and washing your feet off before bed after a day of padding around barefoot. What are you toasting this week?
I’m making 100 cocktails as part of my Life List. This is number sixteen. Here are the rest:
1. Shots in ‘Cots 2. Avocado Bourbon Shake 3. The Vacation 4. Sassy Lassi 5. Cherry Bing 6. The ABC 7. Toddy Shots 8. Cafe Picante 9. Gin and Juice (Box) 10. The Neighbor 11. Halloween Spiked Cider 12. Bloodthirsty Mulled Wine 13. Killer Bloody Mary 14. Bourbon Pumpkin Shake 15. Tangelo Cooler