1. Maura Monahan

    It’s Divine Design, Darling!

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    I might be alone, but I am mighty glad design week has come to a close.  Although I did just look at the audio assignment for the next two weeks and I’m sure the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.  Still, I was getting sick of …

  2. Maura Monahan

    Daily Create Weekly Update 2

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    Another week gone, another week past

    We can all agree this class is a blast

    Our daily create requirement has come to an end

    Did you have as much fun as I did, my friend?

    Here they all are, lined up in a column

    Check them out again if you …

  3. Maura Monahan

    Spoiler Alert!

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    Was anyone else excited to see “One Day”?  I love Anne Hathaway, as in, I am in love with Anne Hathaway.  Ok, not really but I do think she’s pretty swell.  Also, Jim Sturgess isn’t too hard to look at.  Add in the fact that this looked like an almost …

  4. Maura Monahan

    Warning!

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    I really wish I could do something with a little more detail and color for these design assignments but Gimp is giving me a run for my money.  Here’s my design for the Warning assignment.  Unicorns are always portrayed as docile and do-no-evil type animals so I though I’d take …

  5. Maura Monahan

    Oh Brother!

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    My little brother might kill me for doing this, but that’s ok.  The things I do for ds106…

    This if for The Little Caption design assignment.  Captions can completely change a picture, but maybe not in this case.  Here’s the thing, my family is just like yours – we’re weird.  …

  6. Maura Monahan

    Merry Christmas! Love, the Zielinskis

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    Meet the Zielinskis: Katarzyna, Gustav (yes, he is adopted), Jozef, Marcin, and Wanda.  Every year since 1974 (When little Katarzyna was the only Ziel-baby and just 3 months old), Mrs. Zielinski gets the kids together to take the annual Christmas card photo.  Every year they do something that plays on …

  7. Maura Monahan

    Tech Induced Headache?

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    Try some EXCEDRA DS106!

    This is my finished product for the Re-Brand ‘Em design assignment.  Maybe you haven’t noticed how Jim Groom says “etc.” but I have.  Since the third class I’ve thought about doing this and when I saw this assignment it seemed to fit in pretty well.

    I …

  8. Maura Monahan

    The Daily Create Weekly Update

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    Here in this post you will find

    The Daily Creates that are mine

    The site was crowded from daily uploads

    So now they’ll all be together, in one single post:

    TDC 2.6.12 – Take a photo of something upside down that is never seen that way:

    TDC 2.7.12 – Share …

  9. Maura Monahan

    Abbey

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    Meet Abbey.  She is kind and sweet and has red hair.  I saw Abbey this weekend and we had this conversation:

    Me: I want to take pictures of your face.

    Abbey: Ok.

    Me: No, really.  I have my camera and I want to take pictures of your face.

    Abbey: What? …

  10. Maura Monahan

    I’m Starting a Band

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    I have to after completing the “Album Cover” visual assignment.  Who wants to be a part of the Black Thunder Rugby Football Club with me?  Basically I’m looking for insanely talented musicians and singers to make up for the talent I severely lack when it comes to musicality.  You bring …

  11. Maura Monahan

    Which Trucks?

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    For some reason I was determined to complete this “Cropped Signs” visual assignment.  I was just drawn to it – maybe because there was a lot of room for humor and not too much skill required.  Photoshop, one day I will conquer you.  But back to this, the original white …

  12. Maura Monahan

    What Progress?

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    This is the photo I took for the visual assignment “Unlikely Intersection.”  I love American history but I couldn’t tell you very much about what progress Van Buren made when he served as president.  Maybe a history major would like to enlighten me?


    What Progress?, a photo by maura_monahan
  13. Maura Monahan

    Love Songs and a Love Story

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    So here is my first completed visual assignment. It is a story made up of song titles from my iTunes library. I recorded myself telling the story because I saw that Alan had suggested that on a previous rendition. Ironic how much the audio adds to this visual assignment.…

  14. Maura Monahan

    TDC 2.8.12

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    Happiness to Me, a photo by maura_monahan on Flickr.

    Today’s Daily Create assignment had me thinking…and thinking…and thinking.  All.day.long.  What is the happiest or most memorable moment of my life?  I don’t know.  I’ve been pondering this all day long and I still don’t know.

    I know of some …

  15. Maura Monahan

    How to Link Flickr and WordPress

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    Woohoo! My first tutorial.  Get ready for a whole stream of screen shots.  They seemed to be the best approach to sharing this tutorial.

    I wanted an easy way to get the photo assignments from The Daily Create onto my blog.  Guess what, there’s an easy way to do that!  …

  16. Maura Monahan

    TDC 2.6.12

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    I like you a latte., a photo by maura_monahan on Flickr. Today’s Daily Create assignment was to photograph something upside down that is never seen that way.  I realize that coffee cups are sometimes displayed upside down at cafes but I think the addition of the lid is what…
  17. Maura Monahan

    My Life as a Map

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    This is a map of things that were important places to me before coming to college.  It doesn’t cover nearly everything, but these were the things that came into my mind when I decided to do this.  Since digital storytelling can be pretty much anything one wants it to be, …

  18. Maura Monahan

    Web 2.What?

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    Web 2.0.  That term honestly means little to me.  Until this class I don’t think I’d ever even heard of it.  Let me throw a little context out there:  In 2004, when Web 2.0 became a popular phrase, I was fourteen.  I used the internet to go on AIM after …

  19. Maura Monahan

    Can You Hack It?

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    Well, if the “it” is referring to my site, then Emre5807 sure can!  But if the “it” is referring to ds106 then yes, I can hack it.  This class has certainly caused some headaches but the good definitely outweighs the bad.

    Today at lunch Michael and I were discussing how …

  20. Maura Monahan

    Wrapping up Resolutions

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    Well since it is already February I figured I should finish up my final post on my third goal for the not-so-new-anymore year.  So far, I feel pretty good about how I’ve done working towards this goal during the month of January.  So without further ado, goal number three: pray …

  21. Maura Monahan

    Wrapping up Resolutions

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    Well since it is already February I figured I should finish up my final post on my third goal for the not-so-new-anymore year.  So far, I feel pretty good about how I’ve done working towards this goal during the month of January.  So without further ado, goal number three: pray …

  22. Maura Monahan

    Wrapping up Resolutions

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    Well since it is already February I figured I should finish up my final post on my third goal for the not-so-new-anymore year.  So far, I feel pretty good about how I’ve done working towards this goal during the month of January.  So without further ado, goal number three: pray …

  23. Maura Monahan

    Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    I made these cookies last week and they were pretty good.  And by pretty good, I really mean that they were delicious and I wish I had some right now.  If you are looking for a true crispy cookie, try making a batch of these.  The recipe doesn’t make too …

  24. Maura Monahan

    Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    I made these cookies last week and they were pretty good.  And by pretty good, I really mean that they were delicious and I wish I had some right now.  If you are looking for a true crispy cookie, try making a batch of these.  The recipe doesn’t make too …

  25. Maura Monahan

    Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    I made these cookies last week and they were pretty good.  And by pretty good, I really mean that they were delicious and I wish I had some right now.  If you are looking for a true crispy cookie, try making a batch of these.  The recipe doesn’t make too …

  26. Maura Monahan

    Bag of Gold?

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    Human beings seek out order in a world of chaos.  Modern civilization is an accumulation of all the ways in which the human race has attempted to order and structure society.  We have a system for everything: education, financial transactions, transportation, etc.  There are so many aspects of our lives …

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