Friday, May 8, 2009

Theme 18: Thursday Sweet Treat Participant's Choice


1. CHALLENGE: Last week the 20 word love stories submissions were great. So, I thought we'd try it again this week. I invite you to try your hand at writing an adventure story in 20 words and I will post the results on Monday, May 11th. Please have your submissions to me by 8:00am EST Monday, May 11th.

2. IMPORTANT NOTE: During the next couple of weeks, many Thursday Sweet Treat participants will be working on a special project with a 2nd grade class in NYC. They will be working to give feedback on the children's "I Am.." poems, working on their own "I Am.." poems and working to bring a child's poem to life. More information about the project will be shared today. If you are interested in joining, please visit,

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For those who are not participating in the TST 2nd Grade project or for anyone who might simply want to play, this week's theme is a little different. There have been a total of 17 themes since this blog started. Please feel free to review all of them and then choose one or two that you would like to create something for.

It's important to note that this differs slightly from the Mini-Monthly in that your submission cannot be something that you already started. You may have seen a theme and thought of an idea but not started the work on it. Your submission needs to be something you will begin working on now. All themes are up for grabs so dive in and if you find something in the archives that you are passionate about - go for it!

Remember, how you choose to interpret the theme is completely up to you. It simply needs to be tasteful – no pornography or messages of hate here. When you sit down to create, you cannot think about how people will or will not receive your work. You are required to simply enjoy the act of creating.

Important Guidelines

The work submitted must be something you have created and/or worked on between the time the theme was revealed and the Thursday unveiling. Please submit your response to no later than end of day Wednesday, May 13th if you would like it to be posted on Thursday, May 14th. OR send me a link to your response to include in the comments section of the post.

With your response please include:

1. Your name - either first name, shop name or both.

2. The name of your piece (if you choose to give it one)

3. The name of the theme you chose

4. Something you'd like to share (process of creation, idea behind piece) if you'd like to share anything

5. The shop and/or blog links you'd like to include

6. Two photos of your piece or of each of the pieces (3x5 or 4x6 and 72dpi or a max of 96dpi - if you need any help with that please don't worry I'd be happy to help!)

Most importantly, allow yourself to play and really have fun!


SalvagedExpression said...

This could be fun! I can go back and try something for the one I missed maybe...

Natasha said...

Salvaged - after seeing your rockc garden yesterday and all your works...I selfishly want you to make things for all of them again...your work makes me happy...but I'll settle for one theme I guess hehehee

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


I love this!!! Ways that I can participate and still get everything done in a sane and happy way!!! You once again show your immense awesomeness, Natasha! :-)

I do indeed have some quick projects that I designed, but got no further than that, so perhaps I will give myself a Crafting Break every now and then and do one. :-D

In any case, LOVE the 20-word adventure story. Already thinking of some poss. 'plotlines'. :-D

Really am getting back to work now, honest! :-P

BB & GF! :-)

PS - Captcha = tertupgo. I see the word 'go', which I think is a def. sign to get up from the 'puter and get back to work. :-P
'laterdays! :-)
-B! :bird

SalvagedExpression said...

If there were more hours in a day I already would have done each theme at least twice!

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Same here, Salvaged! :-D

BB & GF! :-)

PS - Captcha = preent. Getting pictures of birds all getting dressed up in their feathery best! :-P -B! :bird

Felicia Kramer said...

I'm so glad you are doing the 20-word story/poem again. I think it's great fun and I'll try to be on time this time.

And I like picking your own theme because I won't be participating in the "I am" project this time. Would like to follow it though, and see if I can contribute to the next one.