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[ACTIVITY] Ivy's Flowershop
Ivy’s Flowershop

“Oh, good! You’re here!” Ivy says, almost as soon as you step into her little shop. “I was hoping you’d hurry over.”

“You said it was important.” You reply, “But if it’s about the investigation, we already concluded—”

She pauses her work for a moment to cast a confused look at you, but then laughs when she realizes what you’re referring to. “Oh, goodness, no. That’s old news! I couldn’t help but notice how helpful you were to Aliza, and I was hoping you wouldn’t mind lending me a hand, too.”

You’re starting to wonder why so many Mycenians just assume you’re free to help them with their various projects, but rather than setting any boundaries (you just finished an intensive investigation, you were looking forward to some downtime—surely she has other, more appropriate resources to call upon for help?), it’s a hesitant, “Um, sure?” that comes out.

“Excellent!” She chirps, “You might not know this, but the Season of Connections is upon us! It’s a dreadfully busy time of year for those of us in the floral trade, and I’ve got so many arrangements and orders to fill, I could never do it without your help. Come on behind the counter here, and I’ll show you what needs to be done!”


This activity has two parts to it, an artistic part called “Flower Designing” and a written part called “Flower Arranging”:

Flower Designing

Here you will find a variety of dull, lifeless flowers. Choose whichever one you like and liven it up a bit by coloring, painting, and decorating to your heart’s content! You may use any media you choose to decorate your flower, be it traditional, digital, or something in between. Each player may earn up to 2 rewards for this activity.

Reward


Copper Watering Can

Flower Arranging

Choose a flower that you or another player has designed, and give it a small breath of life by using it as the inspiration for a small creative piece. Create a character, design a Mycenian, write a small bit of prose or a poem — let the flower you’ve chosen inspire you! Each player may earn up to 2 rewards for this activity.

 

Reward


Flowershop Apron

Rules & Guidelines
  • This activity runs through 23:59ST on February 28th.
  • Each player may earn credit for up to two flower designs & two flower arrangements. However, you may create as many as you like!
  • You may use digital or traditional media for this activity.
  • Your flowers may be inspired by already-existing characters, Mycenians, and genesses, but do not have to be!
  • All flower designs & arrangements must be entirely new work created for this activity.
  • Flowers & arrangements should display a reasonable amount of effort - a good rule of thumb is to spend approximately 10-15 minutes of your time on each submission.
  • Please post only a single submission in each post! We will be tallying as we go, and this will help us keep track of things easier.
Flower Designing specific guidelines
  • In your submission, please list whether the flower is…
    • Closed - no player other than its creator may use this flower for an arrangement
    • Restricted - only players listed with the submission may use this flower for an arrangement (be sure to include a pinglist of players the flower is restricted to)
    • Open - all players may use this flower for an arrangement


Creating at least one submission will earn you the participation sticker for this activity!


The Flowers

PSD containing all three flowers is available here!
Posted Feb 14

This flower is open! All players may use this flower for an arrangement :D

Posted Feb 14

The flower is open.

Posted Feb 14

The first flower is a silly one themed around a dutch celebration called carnaval (that won’t be done this year sadly…)

The original flower


Inverted with colored lines

and a different hue xD

And the second flower has different versions because I couldn’t pick xD
All the flowers are open! All players may use these flowers for an arrangement :3

Posted Feb 14, edited Feb 14

This flower is open for anyone to use.

Posted Feb 14

This flower is open!

Posted Feb 14

Flower is open :)

Posted Feb 14

This flower is open!

Posted Feb 14, edited Feb 14

Flower is open :)

Posted Feb 14

This flower is also open!

Posted Feb 14


Based on DeepRiver1995‘s flower!

Posted Feb 14

this flower is open my dudes ;3

Posted Feb 14

Flower Design #1: Open to Anyone

Posted Feb 14, edited Feb 14

Flower Design #2: Open to Anyone

Posted Feb 15, edited Feb 15

Flower #1 - Alphinaud and Urianger - Open

Posted Feb 15
Both are open to anyone. Here are some magic blossoms.
Posted Feb 15
Flower Arranging #1: Inspired by Tsar Nicky’s Flower Design #2

Sometimes the best moments in a day
Are the ones that are familiar
Like when a cat curls
Into waiting arms
And purrs in gentle contentment

These moments aren’t always enough
To keep anxiety and fear away
But they are a good start
And a prompt to focus in
And be content with that which can be changed
Versus what cannot

I hope to spend more days
Living like a cat
Moving from contentment to contentment
And finding simple joys

I’ll give myself permission
To nap in the middle of the day
To allow those to pass me by
Who may try to bring ill to my life

Sometimes what we really need
Is to live life like a cat

Posted Feb 15

Flower Design (open)

Posted Feb 15, edited Feb 15
Flower arrangement, inspired by galeu’s design above

(Edited to split the second submission to a separate post)

Posted Feb 15, edited Feb 15
Flower design (open to all)
Posted Feb 15

Open to anyone! :D

Posted Feb 15, edited Feb 15

Also open to anyone! <3

Posted Feb 15, edited Feb 15

wabbermellon…....................

Posted Feb 15

Flower Arrangement #2,
Inspired By Lullaby’s Flower Design #2

Drowsy mornings
Spent nodding in and out
Of a pile of sleep heavier than snow
Almost seem to preserve time

Dreams almost
Start weaving with reality
Interjecting themselves
Like an alarm in reverse

The responsibilities
And projects of the day
Try to pull and push their way
Into being a priority
But the weightlessness of sleep
Feels so much better

Why can’t time be put on pause
The same way it is
On sleepy mornings when
Nothing is quite more important
Than just feeling good

Caffeine will bring
Time back together
Stitching it back to reality
But do we really want that

Posted Feb 15

Of Lullaby‘s #1 flower

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Based on Lullaby‘s flower!

Posted Feb 15
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