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#113: Gouged

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mag3737 PRO 4:34pm, 25 August 2011
The current theme is Gouged. Freehand scratched or scrawled letters on or in any solid surface. (Although wet sand would probably fit.) Crudely carved letters. Lovers carving their initials or names into trees or benches, workers or home owners carving their names proudly into the wet cement of the new garage entrance ...

Aa
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mag3737 PRO 7 years ago
I changed the name from "Scrawled" to "Gouged" so as to rule out handwritten letters with pen/pencil/brush/marker.
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
We're off

Bb

[Agree with title change as scrawled is associated more with writing implements]
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Wow, that was fast! I admit that problems with the terminology made me slow in suggesting or starting this theme.

Cc
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mag3737 PRO 7 years ago
I don't know if I have any letters in my entire collection for this one, but I always enjoy watching the rest of you go at it. :-)
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Dd

Good to see tree bark letters, I don't think I have any.
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Ee

Well, tree bark letters tend to get very distorted as the tree grows. I'm not totally sure that my D is a D. A pity I didnt do a macro of each letter in the BEST FRIENDS 4EVER that I have in my archives from the same tree, that D is less ambiguous.
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Gg
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
I'll go looking for a G.
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Hh - if the G is good enough.
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Ii
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mag3737 PRO Posted 7 years ago. Edited by mag3737 (admin) 7 years ago
G for Great, imho.
Closest I've come yet to having a suitable contribution, but it's in the pool already.
I by mag3737
More "poked" than "gouged", though, really. :-)
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Nicely poked. Oh, I see: the macro alphabet.

Jj
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
Just added a J, but I have a better K. I'd be glad to remove the J if someone has one.

K k
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Nn
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
What happened to L and M?
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
We're still out in the woods looking for them...
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
But Leo said Nn?
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Hmm, if someone else has a J then we could back up and leave me in a position to post an L. I thought L would have been easy (easily scratched). What really worries me is Q, as usual.
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
M wood

Already in the pool - but something else coming up.
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
I found an excellent M. Will sacrifice the L if needed.
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Just posted an M. Also willing to sacrifice it if needed - but unless more people jump in we're going to have to unravel several letters.
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Oo
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
P p
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Qq then
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
The Q comes from hard dirt and a twig. I think it meets the criteria, but will gladly see it deleted and replaced by a more permanent Q from a tree someplace.

Next: R r
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Ss

And I replaced my M: old birch letter instead of freshly shot beech
Leo Reynolds PRO 7 years ago
Tt
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urbanmkr 7 years ago
hope this T is crude enough
hallo everybody! long time no see.

Uu
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Welcome back! That T does look a bit on the professional side of what I had in mind for the theme, but let's keep it for the sake of variety.

Vv
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
W w
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Xx
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Would have thought that X is an excellent letter for scratching...
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
Not the best X, alas!

Y?
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
This is properly a rough theme.
Guess we need something elegant next, once we're done with:

Zz
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
Talk about a Zorro moment!
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mag3737 PRO 7 years ago
Well how about this: After being skunked (as predicted) throughout this entire alphabet, I was out with some friends yesterday afternoon/evening, and spotted "LEGALIZE IT" scrawled in the concrete outside a marijuana cafe in Vancouver. I was quite pleased to find that our group was still stuck here on Z when I got up this morning. :-)
Monceau PRO 7 years ago
Excellent find, mag3737!
Eva the Weaver PRO 7 years ago
Yup, great!
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