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Game of Thrones Religion Infographic

Game of Thrones: Religion No Spoilers.

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Game of Thrones the Faiths

If you’ve been living under a rock, and are unaware of the phenom that is Game of Thrones (GoT)… I advise you.. GOOGLE my friends, use the eugooglizer! Apart from being an excellent show that is nearing the end of its 5th season on HBO, it is probably the best book series I’ve read. If you love politics, twisty plots, assassins, severed heads, swordplay, vivid worlds, wait.. I could go on for days describing the books to you, or you could start reading them. I warn you, the wait for the next book will likely be a long grueling process. Have no fear you can just marathon the show over and over again until George R.R. Martin finishes his next masterpiece.

I am super inspired when it comes to this show, I really would love free time to do some detailed illustrations of any aspects of the GoT world. Come to think of it, I have one such project I’ve never finished. I started this infographic on the Faiths of the series. I find the concept of religion in the books to be a fascinating and integral part of why the characters believe and act as they do. This inspired me to take a closer look at the Faiths and to do that I thought an infographic would be the best approach considering the enormity of the information. It features most of the known religions, at least the ones discussed in the show. As I mentioned it is not finished, it may never be finished. Sometimes passion and interest takes a back seat to responsibility; however, unfinished should never be an excuse not to share an idea.

A good resource for more information about the Faiths in George R.R Martin’s universe can be found here. Matt Fowler recently wrote an article “The Relgions of Game of Thrones” on ign.com that explores who believes what in the HBO series. You can find that article here. Great article! #gameofthronereligion #gameofthrones #gotseason5

 

 

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You should go into party planning…

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Thanks to the world of Pinterest and social media, it’s easy to get ideas and share ideas more specifically, parties and events. My darling in-laws just celebrated their 50’th wedding anniversary. We hosted a small family gathering to celebrate their nuptials.

This isn’t my first rodeo, I tend to celebrate a lot of things that involves parties or what I refer to them as (reasons to get creative).. though my husband refers to these parties as “reasons to spend money”. These events are where I typically hear “you should go into party planning or you should go into business making money for this”

For this particular event I was able to use a lot of things that I had, a year ago our aunt celebrated her 60th birthday and I… umm had part in that too.  I didn’t have to spend much on some of the decorations as you would think. The one thing I lacked was pictures, these beautiful people have hardly any good pictures together.

Thursday before the party I took some great pictures of the two of them and was able to get some 11×17 posters made and framed to add to the decorations. Once I had the main piece of the puzzle figured out it was time to get creative. I stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up a few supplies, colored cardstock, twine, 3 yards of fancy cloth and a picture frame with a stand. I had picked up a few gems in the Target dollar section, those included 4 mason type jars and some artificial flowers. I made the center pieces and a fancy table for the cake and desserts that showcased their pictures.

The party and decorations were a great success and as always I received a ton of compliments and  future career advice. The truth is I love to decorate and create but fundamentally I love to design. To quote the famous A-Team star, Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith,”I love it when a plan comes together. There is nothing like seeing the finished design, no matter the project, no matter the scale. I get a great sense of fulfillment, by exceeding expectations. To those that always tell me.. you should go into business.. Thank you for you compliments, you’re the driving force that motivates me to keep rising to the occasion.

Check out the finished product on my Instagram.