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    Week In Review | Would I Do It Again?




    Heck yes I would.

    This semester was a great test in creativity, time management, and listening to myself.  Am I exhausted?  Yes.  Did I fail in some aspects? Yes.  Did I succeed in others? Resoundingly, YES.

    I learned so many things I probably wouldn’t have ever tried on …

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    My 2 Cents Worth


    Dear ds106 Universe,

    It’s over.

    I’m done.

    BUT!  You have not heard the last from me.

    The over arching theme of this semester in ds106 is

    “Holy Crap, how am I going to finish all of this!”

    No, really.  I worked every minute I had available for this class and …

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    Enough Will Never Be Enough


    Nine and a half years ago I was adopted by an adorable, loving yet sometimes aloof puppy, Harper, Mr. Friendly, Harper-Harper-Bo-Barper, my Handsome Boy.  Yesterday he died.  With him, a piece of my heart and soul feel like they died too.

    When I walked into the home of the family …

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    FINAL Web Story Part 3 | Listening to the Love


    I wanted to do something with audio because I REALLY enjoyed (most) of this section.  Plus who doesn’t like a simple sound story?

    I know I do.


    I think this is totally effective in describing meeting the new pup for the first time, and the joy they shared!


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    Week In Review | It’s All Mashed-Up


    These two weeks have been interesting.

    Not necessarily my favorite, but I made the best of it, and tweaked assignments and ideas to my liking.  Hey, at least I made it out alive.

    Re-mix makes me think of techno, house music, and an old Club DJ boyfriend I had a …

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    Tutorial | Cartoon You


    I decided to make a easy tutorial to turn any photo into a cartoon, or comic style image.

    I used Photoshop CS6, but I’m pretty sure the steps are similar in most recent pS editions.

    1.  Open an image

    File>Open>choose the image

    2.  Convert it to Black and White

    Image>Adjustments>Black …

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    Recycled Media


    Using discarded media, I made this little nugget.

    It is the story of a simple, fun day in the sun, shared between two people.



    I enjoyed this exercise.  What is the saying?  “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”…

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    Final Project Thinking


    Two ideas for my final story — a little something like this:


    I really enjoyed working on the audio story that involved the diary entries—->  I Found Your Diary

    I have been reading through many many entries and have been trying to weave one story from many different entries …

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    Week in Review | Video-licious


    Sadly, this will be the lamest update ever.  Due to circumstances beyond my control ( or any one’s really) I am not in a place with access to my files so that they can be fine tuned and uploaded.  I wasn’t able to bring my desk top with me, and …

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    Daily Creates | Week of 25 March

    Draw a picture of the best present you ever gave or received.

    A little watercolor and graphite action for this daily create.


    In the spirit of that…I searched out this –> circa 21 January 2013

    Take a photo of the ONE thing you MUST see, do, eat, hear, etc.…
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    Morning Routine? | Part 2



    Dexter kinda falls into a few genre categories.  I can see it fitting well into (in order of importance)

    Crime Fiction


    Drama–”serious, plot-driven presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction” (via)


    Suspense– “known to promote intense excitement, suspense, a…
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    Youtube Genre Action


    Youtube, like any movie, TV Program, book, or story in general is full of Genres.  Classic ones like thriller, drama, and comedy abound, but there are some less recognized genres… Here are some of the genres DS106′ers of the past have come up with:

    Parodies Everyday life as art Everyday…
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    Morning Routine? | Part 1


    The assignment:

    …analyze the clip by watching it three times in different ways…Write up a blog post that includes the embedded clip, and the notes you made in the three views of the scene…

    The Clip:

     (My clip came from this list on youtube:  #33 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAE4410DF71EC2BC2)

    I LOVE Dexter.…

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    Tutorial | Clipping Mask Action


    Using clipping masks are easy, making them is easy too once  you know how!

    I’m going to show you how to make and use a clipping mask with text and shapes in eight easy steps.

    It is super simple.  Soon you will be clip masking everything.

    This tutorial is made …

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