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Beth Skwarecki

Mastodon, can we play a game?

You describe an animal badly, and I draw exactly what you described.

(Do not tell me what the animal is. I will not try to guess. Please tell me AFTER I finish the drawing.)

Attached is a blue whale as my 6yo son described it. Want more? Reply with a description of your own!

Please boost!

This might be the first year all of them loved their costumes, wore their costumes, and looked amazing. Enjoy:

@bethskw I love you, kid.

Image desc: actually I have no idea what this is. A pixelated cyclops dude thing. Made of cardboard and lovingly hand painted.

Today's lunch box loot drop

(The previous one was "Inside the chest you find... Another chest")

If anybody needs a dark colored phone background, here you go. A digital doodle.

(Image desc: dark, ripply, abstract)

Attempt at a Fruit Toot (digital painting of an apple)

The latest lunch box loot drop:

[image desc: drawing of treasure chest with the caption: "Inside the treasure chest you find... Another chest?!"]

Passed up this beauty at a flea market today (Pittsburgh area). Hope it finds a good home.

(Image desc; Underwood Champion typewriter, khaki color, on top of a cardboard box in morning sunlight, waiting for its forever home)

Pulled out an unfinished knitting project from years ago and discovered this sweet cable pattern on the sleeve! Only problem now is reproducing it since I've lost the pattern 😬

Another digital drawing

[Image desc: stick figure person looking up at big galaxy sky]

Trying some digital illustration. Scribbled, smudged, and turned it into this, which I love but never would have been able to design if I intended it 😂

Today's lunch box loot card for is...

The kid likes notes in his lunch, but it's hard to be creative. I've started making them in the form of rpg loot. One was a potion for something, the next was a diamond banana. Tomorrow's (below) is an amulet that makes everything taste like cheese 🧀

Bonus, I'm using up some old outdated business cards!

Gonna count this as the first of

@bethskw Update: she loves it ❤️

(Image desc: little girl facing away from camera, in pink cabled knitted hat with earflaps and a pompom)

My toddler daughter demanded I knitting her something. Her only requirement is that it be pink.

I found a pattern for a cabled hat with earflaps, and had to do a bunch of math to convert it to a gauge that works for the yarn she chose. I love cables but it's one of those patterns where the stitches get SO tight. I'm knitting fast because I want this to be over so I can go back to my nice cozy shawl.

I've been knitting.

Image desc: lump of knitting in progress, mostly garter stitch and some Birdseye lace, in white/tan/gray/brown

I learned today that the Carnegie library in Pittsburgh has a zine collection! Spent the morning browsing it. I think of zines as a 90s thing but most of these were from the early 2000s. I wonder if there was a resurgence at the time, a reaction to how everything was digitizing so fast.