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To add a tree, I had to shrink the outhouse, or make a tiny tree. Here's two versions.

Also, my husband didn't like my welding helmet (he couldn't tell what it was) and insisted I try one with the back strap. So, I tried that. No idea if you like it better or not, but at least there's another option for you!
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now to upload!
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How about if the "tree" is a shrubby willow that is poking out from behind the outhouse?  Then the outhouse can be nearly full size and the bush partially obscured.  Unless it confuses the whole thing.

I think the key is that we're dealing with grey water so an outhouse is the priority.  Adding the tree/shrub would be nice but not central to the idea (in my mind).

The badges are beautiful by the way
 
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dimensional lumber woodworking

round wood woodworking

natural building

Food Prep and Preservation

foraging

gardening

textiles  

rocket  

tool care---

Metalworking --

animal care  

electricity (including solar)  

woodland care

community living

commerce

earthworks  

greywater and willow feeders

plumbing and hot water -

nest --  

natural medicine -

homesteading

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I wanted to see what this symbol looked like next to the other's, so I did a quick mock-up
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Mike Jay wrote:How about if the "tree" is a shrubby willow that is poking out from behind the outhouse?  Then the outhouse can be nearly full size and the bush partially obscured.  Unless it confuses the whole thing.

I think the key is that we're dealing with grey water so an outhouse is the priority.  Adding the tree/shrub would be nice but not central to the idea (in my mind).

The badges are beautiful by the way



I didn't even see your comment until just now, but I think I ended up trying to do something like what you suggested. Not sure how well it turned out. Making trees with this low amount of pixels is hard!
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Nicole, you are amazing.  Simply amazing.
 
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Aw shucks, thanks! I'm still kind of amazed that they turned out as well as they did. I didn't think my photoshop skills (or lack thereof) were up to the task. I must say, I've learned a LOT about photoshop making bumper stickers and now badges for permies!
 
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Chris,

There is a lot that I don't understand in your post.  

Here is my brief attempt at a response:   the software will show badges.   We will use "staff notes" to start with to validate BBs.   When the first person accomplishes the first badge, I will have to learn HOW the software shows badges and go through those steps.

Does this help?
 
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Nicole, this is looking really great!

I think the second set of dollar signs looks better and the second set of outhouses looks better!

 
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Well, it doesn't look like I broke the internet entirely. I uploaded two dimensional lumber badges and awarded them to Paul . I sure hope Paul actually earned them, because I don't see a way to take them back, other than deleting the badges from the forum software
 
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Any idea how we want to name the badges? If you hover your mouse over the badges, it says the name and that I verified Paul earned it.

EDIT: I'm not adding more badges until I get the go-ahead and correct phrasing to use, as the phrasing cannot be edited.
 
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I asked devaka to pop in and have a look.  Remember, this is the very first time we are testing this feature!
 
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Do we want badges/icons for indicating PEP1, PEP2, PEP3 and PEP4?

For fun, I made two three sand badges with two three different fonts.
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this one seems best "cardenio"
 
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demonstration of "the badge" to be compared to what is appearing in my signature:

 
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Interestingly, the natural building (wofati) badge wouldn't show up until I did the round-wood woodworking one. That was pretty weird. I kept refreshing pages, and it just wasn't showing up.

Also interesting to note is that they don't organize them according to the order of the badges, but rather according to the order I selected them.
 
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I am an old Boy Scout that still occasionally takes his merit badge sash out and looks at all of the colorful badges. I have literally done tons of good work in the church and in the community that I have nothing tangiable to show for - other than, I know. When I die that sash will be a part of me that remains.
• Rather than a cannonball - ? Three or one exploding dandelion stems?
• I too like the simplier dollar sign  ? with “strings attached” to rows of vegetables , the recycling logo sun and rain /water ?
• I too like the outhouse + a tree
• I think the merit badges and requirements would lend itself to colorful playing cards, like the others.
• I think that this concept could be easil incorporated into service projects for schools and even Locally Based national service programs. Some of the coolest stuff in our parks were built by the CCC. ? Like the CCC without police StateISM, and with liberty and freedom? Plus quantifiable tangiable results.
 
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Hey Nicole, we've posted a bunch of new aspects and it would be cool to have the badge images in there. Do you want to do that sometime soon or should I?
 
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Thank you for the reminder! I'd forgottten about that. You're more than welcome to add the images whenever you need to. I went and added them to the aspect pages, and threw some on this page (https://permies.com/wiki/96022/aspects-PEP#788418) too.
 
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Thanks so much Nicole!!!
 
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I didn't realize you'd created the badge images, Nicole! They look amazing.

 
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Thank you! After making them, I was really motivated to earn some so I could have them . I really need to do my roundwood siege scaffold thing to get my roundwood badge. Mike Jay is catching up to me! He's got three so far!
 
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