Uga idols have perched on various corners of Tifton. The sponsored dawgs each have their own name and outfit. Tragedy struck recently as one Uga was spray painted green and gold.
The statue was located near two different college campuses, presumably inciting enough pride and rage in someone to deface it.
Photos of it were plastered online causing public shaming and finger wagging. The anonymous artists made their mark and started a conversation. (Alexa, what is anonymous local viral fame?)
I saw my former professors and classmates share the image and express disappointment—outraged at the immaturity. Comment after comment giving the top bullet points on how disrespectful it was.
I kinda thought it was funny. But then I thought about it more. I thought about it a little too much.
1.) Could you blame them? Let’s say this wasn’t a prank soaked in alcohol. (Let’s collectively ignore the smell of warm Bud Light wafting through the air.) How long has ABAC been an institution in Tifton? Th…
Every time we have a bouquet of flowers in the house I get excited. I get more excited when they start dying, then it's DRYING TIME. I like dried flowers because I think they add this weird mysteriousness to a room. Also, I get to keep bouquets from special occasions. It's pretty cool to have the roses from my junior year drama performance. So, I'll show you the two ways I dry flowers, show some of my flowers, and link up to other tutorials that use flowers in awesome ways.
Pressed Flower: Cut off stem to base of flowerLay it face down, so the petals won't bend, in the back of a book. (Be sure to use an old book that has no meaning, petals can potentially dye pages and wet petals could cause mold.)Place something heavy on top of the book. (I use Little Women, you know like the book, not actual women.)Practice patience. It takes 2-4 weeks for a flower to dry completely.The less wilted a flower is, the more b-e-a-utiful it will be. If you want to get fancy, put a lay…
I already went through the troubleshooting process of making felt eyeballs, so here’s how I did it.
I found this pattern online and zoomed out on the document until it was around an inch in diameter. I then traced the pattern onto a sheet of paper. I just held the paper on my computer screen. I’m not trying to waste computer ink on this.
I cut out the shape and used it as you would use any sewing pattern. I traced it onto white felt. I made six (nearly) identical cutouts. Use the pattern sheet to trace from, don’t use the felt on felt. I noticed that my shape varied more when I didn’t use the original pattern every time I cut one out. It’s the lil details.
Next, join the edges of each piece. There are several stitches you can use. Do what is most comfortable for you. I used a baseball stitch. Here’s a video. This stitch looks cute and it’s easy. I didn’t turn my pattern inside out, I didn’t mind the stitch showing.
Before sewing it up completely I stuffed it with poly-fil.