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    Daily Create

    Create a photo that represents the idea of immortality


    I took this picture while volunteering in Honduras.  To me it represents the immortality of education.  In this picture you see a bunch of college students building classrooms for underprivileged children.  Education is something that deserves to be …

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    Helping others


    Today’s daily create

    Make an artful Words of wisdom tile using text and picture on a piece of square tile


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    The struggle


    Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

    For this story, I didn’t want a happy ending at all.  I wanted it to be as suspenseful as the rest and I figured the only way I could do this was with a sounds effects story.

    Using audacity, I uploaded and …

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    Wolf clip


    Part 1 | Part 2

    I hope you liked my creepy video.  It originally wasn’t supposed to be in the story but as I was writing I realized it had been awhile since I added a new media.  Once again, I didn’t choose anything in the assignment bank, I …

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    Business Card


    I present to you, my final project!

    To make this simple business card I used an already installed template that I found on Microsoft word.

    Then I simply added the formation I wanted to and added a small clip art picturing by searching “bricks”.

    I got the title for the …

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    Real life Red (Final Project)


    The city that never sleeps.  That’s New York City.  One of the busiest places in all America.  Crowds of people are always everywhere filling up every space imaginable, and the local coffee shop was no different.

    “May I have a small, salted, caramel mocha frappuccino please?

    While Red …

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    Who drinks beer??????


    Today’s daily create.

    Man let me tell you about the crazy dream I had last night. So, it was a normal hot day and I was standing on the corner of Winslow Arizona. It seemed like I had been walking forever just to get here. While I was walking the …

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    The Adventure


    Today’s daily create

    Memento (2000) inverted story conventions by telling a story in reverse chronological order. Write your own story where the end is first, and the narrative works back to the beginning, but still makes sense in this order.

    Maybe things won’t be so bad afterall.  Calmed by the …

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    New Background


    In honor of Week 5 and our upcoming story assignment, I have changed the background of my blog to represent the story I choose.

    I will be doing Red Riding Hood!

    I look forward to seeing everyone’s creativity and how ya’ll go about doing this assignment!…

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    How to remove an item from a picture


    For this tutorial I will show you how to remove certain things from any picture using Corel Paintshop Pro X6.

    We are going to start with this picture, and remove the girl swimming.

    To begin, upload the picture to Paintshop Pro

    Next, go to the left tool bar and select …

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    And the Volturi?


    I made this great idea for a mashup assignment!

    Take a movie that you really like.  Now think of a movie that has been compared to it, and make a new movie poster that incorporates the two!

    Be creative and really sell your poster!

    Everyone knows that for a while, …

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    Another week gone


    As each week gets harder I learn how to better use different software.  This was the week of the video and it was without a doubt the most trying.  I would say the funniest assignment I did was the Movies by Number one, simply because it was fun finding all …

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    It’s been a while now since I realized my lucky number is 4.  I see this number everywhere I go, no matter what format it’s in.  Not only that but I was born on 4/14, April 14.  Hmm.

    I decided to do the Movies by Number assignment on the number …

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    Who doesn’t like video games?


    Who remembers spending hours at a time in front of the tv playing your favorite game? Whether you played Super Mario Bros or Zelda, Sonic or War of Witchcraft, we all had different systems we used to play these games.  As we grew up, so did the gaming world.  It …

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    How to remove a background


    For this tutorial I will show you how to use the software GIMP to remove the background from any image and then place the image onto another image.

    We are going to start with these two pictures


    Open GIMP and upload the picture of Harry Potter

    In order to …

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    Always there


    For today’s daily create we had to

    Rouse Public Interest in the Daily Create via a Powerful Photo

    I found this image here and it reminded me of daily creates, so I added text using Picmonkey.

    We do so many daily creates that it is easy to lose them …

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    The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For


    It’s almost time for the best act in the circus! Leo the Lion is an extraordinary, popular lion that is the envy of all other acts.  People from all over come to see this magnificent creature perform!

    But wait, oh no! There’s trouble!


    I got the idea to do …

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    Can you guess my song?


    For the create your own ds106 assignment, I chose to do a design assignment.

    It’s called: Guess The Song 

    You have to create a poster that describes a popular song while also using an image of yourself, without telling us what the song is.

    It’s kind of a mix between …

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    Is the assignment page down for anybody else?? It won’t let me see anything at all and then when I view the cached page and try to click on the links to individual assignments it won’t let me see those either HELP!!…

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    A Little Distraction


    Today’s daily create:

    The friendly cow all red and white,
    smelt some fresh food, to her delight
    I wonder what’s for dinner, she thought
    oh look! over there! steam from my pot!

    She wanders lowing here and there,
    smelling the flowers with seconds to spare
    daisies and sunflowers and dandelions …

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    Life is still here


    After that very horrible storm I mentioned yesterday, we thought everything would be gone


    our tomato plants survived the storm.


    Draw Nature. Go outside, find a comfortable place to sit, and spend a few moments drawing something green and growing!


    just a quick sketch.

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    Stormy Tappahannock


    Last night we had the worst storm of the summer here in Tappahannock, Virginia.  The lightening awoke the sky with what seemed like enough light to rival the sun.  The thunder shook the very ground we hid on.  And you want to know the worst part of it all? THE …

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    The 3 senses of video watching


    Sometimes it takes more than watching a scene to understand. You have to watch the way it is played out separately from the sounds, then listen to the sounds with just your ears.  Only then will you be able to see the bigger picture.

    (I don’t know how to get …

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    How does movie effects make you feel?


    I’ll be the first to admit that when I watch movies, I never concentrate on the technical points.  I don’t pay attention to the small things like where a person is standing in response to the POV, I like to focus on the whole.

    Ebert explained how where a person …

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    Another week has gone by with ds106 and this means I have another week’s worth of programing under my belt.  The main tool I have used this week was Audacity, and I must say this will definitely be a program I will use well after this class is over.

    When …

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    A look into my sketchbook


    Today’s daily create was to make up an artistic statement about yourself.

    Here is mine:

    Art is my way of looking at things through different eyes.
    The way I see things day to day are different from the way I see them when I want to draw it.
    I notice …

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    Charlie Chaplin


    For the foley assignment I had to generate my own sounds that would follow along with Charlie Chaplin’s movie, The Circus.  Since I was born in April, I have to make sounds from 1:31-2:00.

    Check it out here:

    It took me two days to make this sound as close …

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    Charlie Chaplin


    For the foley assignment I had to generate my own sounds that would follow along with Charlie Chaplin’s movie, The Circus.  Since I was born in April, I have to make sounds from 1:31-2:00.

    Check it out here:

    It took me two days to make this sound as close …

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