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The Dreaded Artist's Block
The Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
The Candy Shop
The candy shop showed up near the end of April, planting itself in the abandoned yellow building on the corner of Millard and Oak Grove. By the time May drifted to a close, the boarded-up windows had been washed and lined with pink curtains and someone had planted a garden in front that inexplicably bloomed to life in only four weeks.
Mary Elizabeth and I were some of its first customers, though she’d only come along because I had been curious. “Aren’t candy stores for children, Annie?” she’d asked. “We’re going to high school in a couple months. I know you still like to order from the kid’s menu sometimes, but what’s wrong with, you know, doing grown-up things?”
A bell rang over the front door and the candy shop came to life. Lights around the front sign flashed while the flowers opened their petals wider. A sweet aroma wafted into the street.
The door opened and there stood a man tall enough to have to duck through th
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The Claire Witch Project
There are many things you can easily explain to your parents. Accidentally blowing up your uncle is not one of them.
“You are so busted, Claire,” said my sister Lindsay, eying the singed curtains and the freshly made crater in my bedroom floor. “Wait until Dad finds out you were practicing transmorph spells in your room unsupervised.”
“We can still fix this,” I replied hurriedly, switching spellbooks on my Kindle. But I’d only downloaded the basic transmorph spells and hadn’t gotten the counter-curses yet. Blast it.
“Claire, look!” Lindsay hopped off my bed and stepped towards the crater. “It worked!”
Sure enough, in the center of the ring of scorched carpet was a small green newt with a wide face like Uncle Isaac’s and bulbous eyes his exact shade of blue.
I breathed a sigh of relief. “We can change him back before Mom gets home—”
Suddenly, we heard the doors downstairs blow open and
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