"Invent a game for two or more people to play. Bonus: Get someone to play it with you."
To play this exciting board game, each player picks a colored crystal game piece and places it on the tail. Play a quick round of "not it" to determine the first "speaker". After a first speaker is chosen, thereafter everyone takes a turn being the speaker in counterclockwise fashion.
The speaker will draw a card from the deck and read the description aloud and the rest of the players guess which snake it is, using either its common or scientific name. The first player to blurt out the correct name first wins the round and advances a color band on the coral snake board with their crystal game piece.
The first one to reach the head wins and is declared the
World's Biggest Snake Nerd, with all the rights and privileges thereunto appertaining.
"Take a walk outdoors and create something using exclusively
the materials you find along the way."
Lizard made exclusively of pine cone scales.
I've seen another artist's work of a snake rendered in similar material, so when I saw the abundant pine cones, I picked them up. I did, however, have to use glue, not found outside, to get the scales to stay put.
"Make something inspired by an important teacher in your life"
I struggled with this prompt. There have been many important teachers in my life (how to represent them all?) The greatest lesson I've been taught is perseverance in the face of adversity. The well-known story of The Tortoise and the Hare represents but one facet of this important lesson, and so I depict the tortoise plodding along...slowly but surely.
"Start something and have someone else finish it for you. Bonus: work with another sprinter to accomplish this"
I started with this mud turtle pencil drawing.
My fellow sprinter, AS will finish it.
AS added the marvelous color and texture.
I love all the gold dots!
In her own words:
"The attempt was made to add subtle texture to [the] sketch. Turtle's shell is comprised of many tiny star-like symbolic turtles (the One made up of many) as a nod to his sacred role in some cultures and creation myths."
I've been fretting over my lapse in project completion over the last few days, but my friend AS gave me the wonderful advice to treat them as "hurricane days" and make them up at the end as you would make up days in school. Excellent! That is just what I'll do.
"Make something that fits in the palm of your hand using only the materials in your immediate environment"
Copperhead vs. Cottonmouth
It's Creative Sprint Challenge Time again!
I was going to use insects as my theme again, because I love them so, but when I read a BBC article about a woman in Arkansas who filmed some strange snake behavior, I was inspired to switch gears and try reptiles as my theme.
The snakes in question are the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) and cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus), which were engaged in ritualistic combat. It is strange because this combat usually occurs with two individuals from the same species. They fight for dominance, not death, to win territory and females.
My desk is unusually clean, but my immediate surroundings did provide some junk mail, which is what these two are made of. The colors and patterning were already printed on the junk mail, all I did was cut out snakes and add eyeballs.
Oh - and then I made a silly pun because the snakes are Male of course.