Claddagh Ring by Ricksonjewellery

claddagh ringvia – Claddagh Ring With or Without a stone by Ricksonjewellery.

I like this update on the Claddagh design. I wanted to make a Claddagh with ASCII art and may use the hands in this way. Much easier than showing all the fingers (hard to get narrow lines that close together unless I make the Claddagh in a pretty large size). I found a crown on another Claddagh which I like too, a vintage ring I posted to Pinterest.

claddagh ring

The Happy Castle

happy castleThis happy castle flashed by in a video about posting ASCII art found on Facebook Craze. Clash of Clans-Fun art! – YouTube.

I had to go back to it and pause the video so I could get a screen shot. Such a nice, simple design. Not so easy to modify this text art into actual ASCII art but I may try with this one. It won’t look the same but it may be able to keep some of the cuteness from the original.

The Polka Dot Door

the polka dot doorDo you remember The Polka Dot Door?

The Polka Dot Door was a children’s television show which began in the 1970′s in Ontario, Canada. TV Ontario broadcast the program 1971 to 1993.

Songs and stories and so much more at the Polka Dot Door!

Every show had a man and a woman as hosts and Polkaroo, a life sized polka dotted kangaroo, would appear for a few minutes on almost every show. They played in a play house which had a polka dot door, of course. Educational videos would be shown through one of the polka dots on the door.

The house also included a large indoor space where the hosts would have tea parties and birthdays and everything else. Outdoors I remember the playground with a sandbox and swing set.

I liked the toys: Marigold (a doll), Bear, (a stuffed teddy bear) and Humpty and Dumpty (two stuffed characters with round egg-like bodies) as if they were real but could only talk to the hosts. Often the host would pause, say “What was that Marigold?”, or “Bear says he…” and so on. Usually they would pick up the toy as they carried on a short conversation between the toy, themselves and the children watching the show.

Each show had a theme which would fit into the day of the week:

  • Monday was Treasure Day
  • Tuesday was Dress-Up Day
  • Wednesday was Animal Day
  • Thursday was Imagination Day
  • Friday was Finding-Out Day

Tanya Petrova, a Canadian soft sculpture artist, created Polkaroo.

Later Polka Dot Shorts began as a spin off from the original show. This show featured the toys as life sized soft sculptures having educational adventures.

Marigold the doll

Marigold was my favourite. I tried to find a sewing pattern to make the Marigold doll but did not find anything.  I did find this photo which shows more of her design so I could make a pattern myself.

Blue Intricate Snowflake Ornament

snowflake ornamentDebbie Travis Large Blue Intricate Snowflake Ornament.

I really like the design of this snowflake ornament. Snowflakes are tricky to work out in ASCII art. It’s very difficult to keep all the stems of the flake the same from top to bottom and even left to right when there are six stems meant to be identical.

I’d like to take this on as a project, but it is something which will need a lot of patience.

ASCII Art from Ethan Hayes-Chute


Always a passion of mine, I would love to share
with you my own personal sub-standard ASCII art creations.
Some of these were featured in Good News Folks.

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a nice, simple
bookshelf design:
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CLICK THE ARROWS BELOW TO SEE PROGRESS.

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My Dead Cat Marfa (old version)

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Marfa: New, cuter, version:

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a mexican SOMBRERO
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a bad turtle

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THAT IS ALL FOR ~NOW~

NEWSFLASH!! ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange
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