1. mwatanab

    Catching Up Again


    After eleven nauseating hours on an airplane and eighteen hours of catch-up and recuperating sleep, I’m back.

    A Gift Held, Passed By, Sat With

    25. +30 second hugs mean something.  Thanks, Grandma.

    26. Washington, D.C. is not known to be the friendliest of places, but the man at Dulles International …

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    Somethings On My Mind


    Lists are fun.  I’m not good at keeping to them.

    It’s official: I’m not going back to Hawai’i for the summer.  I need to find a place to live.

    I need to find a place to work.

    Read the Bible praying, “Father, hold my mind’s attention. Wake my heart’s affection. …

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    A Work of The Eyes


    So I’m a little behind because I find no use for computers over the weekend it seems.  Here’s to catching up!

    Something You’re Reading, Making, Seeing

    13. Besides my Bible (ESV: Psalms, Genesis, 1 Chronicles, Luke) I’ve recently started Book of Hours and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

    14. …

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    Grandparents and Jin Deui


    A Gift Old, New, Blue




    jin deui


    Peppermint Mocha / Water

    Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
         for his steadfast love endures forever!
                        – 1 Chronicles 16:34…

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    Grace Overheard


    I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. – Genesis 9: 13

    3 Graces You Overheard


    1 a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
    b : a virtue coming …

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    Inside-Out Plate


    Herndon, VA, 2011

    A gift outside, inside, on a plate

    4.  Yesterday I was joyous because of the sound of rain, and today I am joyful for the sights of wind.  Every time I see the breeze sway the trees I am reminded of God’s love.  It’s like that quote:  …

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    The Joy Dare


    This year I am going to turn the frown in my heart upside-down.  I am going to partake in the Joy Dare which uses a prompt a day to share with you three things.  I think that too often I get bogged down by the cares and burdens of our …

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    Aloha from the Office


    I’m in my second official week here at the Waialae Baptist Church office sitting in for a family friend.  Between casual conversations with the pastors and administrators of different ministries I get to sort through mail and email, file papers away, type on desktop keyboards (and typewriters), spin in a …

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    I Can’t


    My final project was a nightmare.  I had a difficult time getting sources for my media and for my ideas to weave together for a similar aesthetic for a story, and it’s incomplete (actually it hasn’t even been published.  There goes my grade and my sanity!).  I think the most …

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    To The Future


    final by melindakumi

    My follow up letter:

    It is my pleasure to welcome you into the ds106 family.  Let me give you a little more advice.  Approach your assignments eagerly and with great fervor.  This is an exciting time in your life and there are no classes like this anywhere …

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    Impressionate It How



    Take a painting, drawing, ceramic or sculpture from history and change the style of it. For example, take a painting from modern day artists and turn it into an Impressionist painting like that of Claude Monet. Or you could take a Grecian urn and change the images on it …

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    Sub-Mission: Daily Create


    As part of this class I am to submit assignment suggestions to the Daily Create website.  The first I submitted was featured on Sunday, October 7, 2012 where you take a photo that encompasses nothing, a void, absence.

    The second suggestion is to Make a recording of you sharing …

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    What’s In A Name – A How-To


    A Two-Star Assignment in which you Write a blog in which you tell us something, anything, about either your given names or your blog name(s).

    Although it’s pretty self-explanatory in the assignment, I don’t want it to be a simple, “Hi, my name is Melinda and my name means this, …

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    Remix These Weeks

    http://melindakumi.com/2012/11/25/rrremix-thoughts/ http://melindakumi.com/2012/12/02/recycle-remash/ http://melindakumi.com/2012/12/02/i-look-my-best-in-pink/ http://melindakumi.com/2012/12/03/phantom-of-egypt/

    My ideas of remixes and mashups haven’t changed much since starting these past two weeks off, I just have more respect for those that do create these kinds of videos.  The most difficult part of remixing and mashing is that I wanted to work with my …

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    I Look My Best In Pink

    Best Assignment [Remixed]: Pretty In Pink Original Assignments

    Best Assignment created by James Cruz
    Talk about the best assignment you have ever completed in ds106. Why do you think it was the best assignment you have completed? Was it because of the response you had from the community?

    Remix Card:…
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    Proposing Servitude


    I’ve been doing a lot of self-analyzing and looking at when I was growing up I often found myself serving others. Though this was almost always directly related to food (preparation, presentation, dishing them out, cleaning and storing) it was a way in which I helped my grandparents who were …

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    RrREMIX Thoughts


    I was dreading the remixes before we even got to them.  I can be creative but having to use existing material to create something with an alternative narrative is really daunting.  This set of assignments is probably going to manifest my terrible experiences with collages I have made in the …

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    “That’s A Wrap”


    I broke the cardinal rule of ds106: I waited until Saturday/Sunday.  I had some segments of my work completed, but I hadn’t put anything together and made sense of everything.  I forgot that the biggest aspect of doing video was the time it took for them to be uploaded to …

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    This Is My Gratitude


    A 2-star assignment: Tell a short story using flashcard and record yourself. It can be something funny, sad, or just even express how your day was.

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I wanted to do a short tribute of thankfulness in video form.  What better way to …

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    Stubborn Prezi User


    A 5-star assignment: You’ll need a camera. And you’ll need another frame. Hold the frame in one hand (don’t let you hand cover the side facing you), and take a picture with it in the center of the image. Then step backwards and take another photo just like it. …

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    Reading Moving Pictures Week


    I have very little video-editing knowledge.  Aside from helping a “friend” with MPEG Streamclip video editing for an earlier version of this class two years ago and my final video assignment for Digital Approaches to Fine Arts, I have no knowledge.  Any knowledge that I pretend to have is faux-ledge.…

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    Two Videos


    A first in the way I approach Daily Creates!

    31 October 2012, Wednesday  |  tdc297
    Trick or Treat!  Make a video of the most awesome Halloween costume you see or imagine tonight.

    Thankfully it was a dodgeball night (Sundays and Wednesdays at 10pm!) so there was an abundance of costumes.  …

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    Opening Scene


    The Way of the Gun
    directed by Christopher McQuarrie

    Eyes Wide Open – (Viewing Only)
    panning in – rule of thirds
    diagonals created with line of people
    girl screaming on the right of it all
    people screaming on the right of “focus person”
    left move down ramp reversing diagonals using …

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