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Weirding Willows: Peace Festival, Queens Park by DeevElliott
Weirding Willows: Peace Festival, Queens Park
The Peace Festival in Willow Weir is a once a year market that is open to all the worlds connected through the portals in town. Travelers come from Wonderland, Oz, Neverland, Mag Mell and even Mars for the event. It is a day to celebrate the wonderful differences between them all rather than the day it actually marks when thousands lost their lives at the frosty touch of the Snow Queen, then Princess.

Art is by Sami-B and Gloria Caeli of STELLAR Labs.

Weirding Willows is ©2010-2015 Dave Elliott
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Weirding Willows Funeral Pyre by DeevElliott
Weirding Willows Funeral Pyre
Every culture has their way of dealing with the dead. Many are based on religious requirements some are not.

In Pellucidar the creatures there believe we are all of the same stuff. That when we die we return what we have borrowed so that it may be used again by some thing else.

Rozalind was a mother to be. She had laid her first eggs and died protecting them. Her unborn children would be present at her funeral with their new guardians from the town of Willow Weir, a town in a place several worlds away.

Rozalind herself was the runt of a pack, an outcast who was raised by a creature from another world. This creature was an odd thing, he smelled of death and he had the scent of many, yet he showed her kindness and became her father.

It is only fitting that Damon, Doctor Frankenstein's creation, give the eulogy this day.


Art by Sami-B and ifan80

The Weirding Willows ©2010-2015 Dave Elliott
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Everyone has their little routines for arranging and breaking up their days. The most interesting ones are those that give you a break from deadlines, when things are coming at you ten times every hour and you need to recalibrate a little just to breathe. There must be a moment to reorganize and process information.

Bunny Laundry Tea Time by raccoonnookTea time with Iedra. by StressedJennyLow tide high tea by wovenlines

For some, that’s Tea Time.

Tea Time by TappyToeClawsHot Hot Tea by farcry77

“Tea Time” has been part of my routine since I was a child. As soon as I came home from school, my mother would stop what she was doing and she would make me a cup of tea. This was usually consumed with several biscuits (cookies) while I debriefed my mom on my day. Afterwards I would watch a little TV before starting my homework.

Tea Time With Venom by LuigiLTea Time - Sherlock by Moriartea-time

Going to college didn’t change the routine that much, as tea and ideas were shared with fellow students, usually around 4pm, the same time I used to have tea with my mom.

As I type this it is just after 4 and a cup of tea sits by my side. The making of a cup of tea entails a certain ritual, reinforced with science, and cannot be hurried. The most important factor is the first, the proper ritual, and is why you cannot get a decent cup of tea from a diner in America.

Tea time in the swamp by PendaluneTea time with otto by BrianKesinger


Step 1: The water MUST be BOILING. Maybe ‘hot water’ is good enough for coffee but for tea to brew correctly, the water must be boiling. The water bubbles when I drop my tea bag in it. Yes, I use tea bags. I do prefer to use a teapot but I rarely get around to having a second cup so why waste water or tea.
Tea Time by NaolitoTea time by MarinaVeselinovic

Step 2: The cup MUST be preheated before adding the tea and water. I usually use a cup full of boiling water out of the kettle and leave the heat on low underneath the kettle while the cup gets good and hot.

Time for tea by PambaTea Time by TemaTime

Step 3: Pour the boiling water directly over the teabag and let steep for at least two full minutes. This part will require some experimentation until you find the strength that is right for you.

Tea Time III by Nacreous-OrganicTea Time by AureliusCatThe Ageless Wonder of Tea by TeaPhotography

Step 4: Add Milk and/or Sugar as desired. Many black, herbal and leaf teas are refreshing without adding either. It is also important to not add milk until the tea is at your desired strength. The milk will immediately lower the temperature of the water and prevent the tea from brewing efficiently. Leaving the teabag in too long can result in the tea stewing. This can make the tea taste bitter.

Tea Time by carefulwhatyawishforTea time says the King by super-tulerA Little Tea Time by conniiption


Step 5: Wash your cup or mug out as soon as possible after drinking to prevent the tannin in the tea from staining your cups.

A Wizard of Tea by ursulavTea Time by pinkparis1233tea time by humphreycat


Mad Hatter: Time for Tea by WiseKumagoroTea by Toru-meowTea Time by daekazu

CHARLOTTE TEA TIME by swdd-catTea Time in Russia by Ronnie-LongTEA TIME: with Marceline and Bubblegum Princess by meloncrisis


Tea Time with Cheshire Cat by imaginismTea Time by FancyPancakesTea Time by paikan07

Hopefully by this time you can go back to what you were doing refreshed and reinvigorated with all your worldly problems solved.

Tea Time by KjinorTea Time by pungangAmazon Tea-time by croakyTea Time by bpresing

Questions:


1/ What routines or rituals do you have during the day that help you stay organized and sane?


2/ Do the processes and routines you employ to produce your art transfer over in any practical way to other parts of your life?


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jihef03 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Thanks for faving my pic of Doctor Doom and Darth Vader !:)
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
My pleasure jihef03 !!

Worship 
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PUFFINSTUDIOS Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav!

but i may have a treat, to come that you may want to see...
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Sweet!

Look forward to it!
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skin242 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I just want to say Thank You, Dave.
It's an honor being faved here. Hopefully I will find a decent girlfriend now :)
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Awesome art, Manuel!

I'm sure that one day your Princess will come!

;-)
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skin242 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Nah, I'm not aiming too high, a duchess may be fine :)

We will see then. In the meantime I wish you a good day!
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
You too!

:-)
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hunlin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
I feel like a complete idiot for having read your Star Trek article on today, the 1st of April. I should have been fooled by it on the 2nd.

I am such a bonehead it's depressing. 
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DeevElliott Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Please don't be depressed. I actually wrote that with an ex lawyer for Paramount who worked on the old Star Trek deal to give it an air (a little anyway) of credibility.

:-)

I also wouldn't put it past Disney to do any sort of cross-over to make money.

;-)

Dave
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