I am killer….a bad doctor….

First let me apologize to all the designer, all the people in the industry of arts, design, photograph, and so on. They had a difficult job at hand. I had never thought that it was so complicated to publish or design something. They have to take care of so many details; they have to be creative but taking care that others can get their creative ideas. They had to plan pages of pages ahead (in case magazine, or books) the content, the position of the photo, the font size and style. Even the letter that I receive in the mail had a design that I had never notice or even care about it. It also made me laugh when Vignelli said that the worst mistake that could happen is of desktop publishing because people can use different types of fonts and it became a good sample of design pollution. It made me remember back in high school;whenever we had to do a Power Point presentation the teacher told us “I do not want a different transition for each slide; This is not a Power Point transition showcase.” I did not care at that time, however; as today I now know what my teacher was trying to do. She wanted the focus of the presentation to be our content (topic) rather than the effects on the Power Point.

Vignelli may be from the pre-internet era, but I think his logical is very logical and reasonable. My mother has always said “Cuando mas sencillo, mas elegante” translation “the simplest is the most elegant” is a bad translation. Vignelli and my mother thinks the same way (scary you always think you mother is not right). Now I understand why some commercial and ads are so simple but at the same time they stick to people; and it is because they are designed to be remembered by people.

This article has giving me a really good and new perspective about design and the job it entitle.

daily create- Something that I bought today.

The daily create today was to draw something that we bought today. Well after dropping him at work, I went grocery shopping, because is my day off school. The things I brought were: milk,water,lettuce, beans, broccoli,eggs,tomatoes, and bread. When I got home, I remember that I missed some stuff so I have to go back to get some more stuff.

For the daily create, today I decided to draw it myself. I am not a really good drawers because it looks like the water bottle is in top of lettuce. I need to learn about perspective and dimension I think.

 

True Love

Summer of 1938, Caroline (aka Repasg) is currently a nurse in North Carolina. She arrive two years before to a small town in NC where she meet her 10th love Noah. She fell in love with him at first size. He was sitting behind him in mass, but she could feel the stares in the back of her head. She turned and found this good-looking guy, nice proportions staring at her with a big smile. She turn back to continue to pay attention to the mass. At the end of it, Noah approached her and they start dating.

December 1941, after the attack to Pearl Harbor, Noah enlisted in the army. He left Caroline in North Carolina waiting for him.

Some time passes, the news were not good, a lot of death bodies kept arriving, and some did not even appeared . She used to receive letters from Noah, but all the suddenly they stopped coming. However, she did not stop caring.

After several months, maybe 1 or 2 years had passed, she was sitting in her porch reading a book when she see a shadow approaching her. She could not believe it….Noah after all this months in her home, in front of her.

She runs as fast as she could, and the only thing she could do was to kiss him.

Noah: I am back!!!

Caroline: I can see that…

Noah: Please tell me, that I am not late…

Caroline:  for you-she pokes him in his nose -I do not care about time.

Noah: confused- I am on time?!

Caroline: yes silly, but I am not planning on waiting more for you anymore.

Noah: Will you marry me?

Caroline: She kiss him, and he hold her tight and lift her. Yes , I will.

At that moment someone snapped  a picture of the romantic moment Caroline lived, and it was handed down to her as a wedding gift.

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For this assignment, we had to find a picture of a lovely couple in an lovely moment. We had to create a back story and a dialogue.

This  old picture it looks like the picture of the soldier when they came back home to meet their families. This photo is black and white (a little yellowish too) which give the impression of an old photo and because it fit my host character personality and history; I decided to used it. Also, the picture is simple, there is not a lot going in the background which gives the main focus to the emotion of the couple. As, I had said before the love story of soldier and a lady is the most common story that you can find, but it can also be the more complicated and with a lot of emotion. Service man can be one day with you and next day they can be deployed and depending on the situation (war or not) you may see them soon or no see them at all.

Newspaper Joke

This assignment is worth 3 1/2 stars, and it is to create a newspaper article that will make you laugh. One of the sample I look up was of a child in a spiderman costume, and my dog name is Parker. So I thought a good article will be if instead of Spiderman; we had Dogman because my dog has the same last name of Peter Parker.

I went only and look up newspaper generator, there are several one out there. However, I had it to transformed it to a picture file otherwise I could not upload it to the blog.

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Make a maze……

This assignment is worth 2 starts and you have to create your own maze. I went only and type on Google (my best friend) maze generator and it took me to a webpage that helps you to create your maze. Them I went back to Google, and I went looking for our friend the Keeper of the Tales of Crypt. I tried it to get him into the background using Photoshop, I could not make it. I went to Microsoft Word (yes… is a weird choice) but MS Word let me do the background as transparency and then I could copy my maze in top. I choose a circle maze because all the maze are always square.  I also choose this assignment because it made me remember the garden maze  in the Shinning. I will print it in try to get it done.

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Who I am?

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This assignment is call Who I am ? and it is worth 4 stars. I have to basically describe myself using picture. For this reason, I decided to use my name and find a characteristic that represent me and tried it to match it with pictures.

Mannered, I appreciate a person who knows how to behave in a table. I was rise in catholic school so it was expected of us to behave as ladies and act as one. So, I learned a lot of table mannered and many of them comes from home too. So, I know which silverware to use for each time of food or course. For this I choose the fork and the knife.

Enthusiastic, I am always ready for adventure. It can be anything, I am up to it and I am happy to do it too. For this reason, I choose the little girl because she looks like me when I was told to do something risky.

Logical, I am the kind of person who will go for the practical solution and sometimes I am seem as cruel person, but in reality I am logical person. If it can not be fix, you have to find the way around it. For this, I choose the brain with the engines because to get around problems you have to think a solution.

Intellectual, my friends and husband said I am nerdy, I do not think. However, I decided to put it in the acronym and the light bulb. The light bulb was one of the invention that took a lot of trial and error to get the first bulb(around 1000 fail attempts).

Soft, I am super caring person, I will do anything to help you feel better or to understand something. So I choose the teddy bear that are so soft and sweet.

Simple, I choose the landscape picture. It is simple and beautiful. I am simple person, I do not dress fancy or have fancy car, I am down to earth girl.

Active, I love spinning and yoga. KEEP CALM AND TURN IT UP. That is how I feel when my spin structure  said “2 turns ups”. I think to have a healthy life, exercise is a key, and I am trying to get it into my lifestyle, so far is working.

 

 

 

One Story/ Four Icons

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One story/ four icons was one of the assignment that I choose to do and it is worth 3 stars. This assignment consist in putting a movie in four simple icons. I think it is like the game you try to guess the movie without talking. So, I choose a broom, cup, fire and hat. I went into the Noun Project and found the icons there for free. I started to search for the specific images that comes to my mind when I heard the title of the movie.

I am not going to tell the name of the movie, but it is pretty easy and straightforward. It correspond to a really popular series movie and books back in the 2000’s.

I will try to remember to come back on Sunday to see if anyone guess it right. Otherwise, I will pose the name later.

 

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For the daily create today, we had to mix two of our favorite logos. So, I combine the lady from the Starbucks, assuming it is a lady, and the apple logo. This lady is eating the apple… lol….

I love Starbucks coffee, and I am suffering now because there is not a Starbuck inside campus. The apple logo is because I love apple products. They are expensive but they are worth it.

Weekly Summary 5-Audio

The topic for this week was AUDIO. Audio is a powerful tool that can transmit a lot of information and emotions. Way before television we got the radio which was used to entertain people and to transmit information. During this week I got the opportunity to play around with Audacity. Audacity is an audio manipulation software which allow you to have multiples track open in the same window. It was very intuitive so by trial and error I got familiar with the   software.  I use Audacity to do all my assignment this week.  One of the assignment this week that I choose was the Spooky sound which was a pretty easy task at the beginning. I had to put spooky sound, which could see easy but there were so many to choose from that I could not decided. Another assignment was Austin-My Version were I had to sing the song three times and them using a software integrate all three in one track. However, I had to make one normal, the other right and the other left. It sound it like a bad trio trying to sing country song.  One of the assignment that everyone had to complete was to create a story using sound only. I call my French Soldier. This is a true story of my friend  Repsag, my foolish friend fall in love with a French Soldier. Repsag was beginning to study the ability of a human to be immortal (foolishness), and because she felt in love with this soldier she tried to made him immortal. It actually worked it, he was alive but he was not the same. He was thirsty for human flesh….well continue reading the post for more information.

We were also prompted to listen to DS106 radio from 9 to 10 pm, It was really good. I listened to it on Wednesday and I got hooked and I also did on Thursday. If they are always narrating stories I will keep listening to it. I participated in a live tweet, I made quite a few put the  one for Wednesday’s night. This story had everything you can ask for a horror movie. The story for Thursday’s  night was even better we got a crazy pyro couple of a housewife and fire investigator.

As we were introduce to DS106 radio, which I believe it would be better to do it earlier because it is quite good. We were asked to made a radio bumper. I hate to speak in public but I guess is no so bad if nobody is in front of me. I made my radio bumper with some latino song , a bachata song. Why bachata? I was listening to it while doing my homework so why not. It can be so weird how your voice sound when is recorded. I can not imaging how bad it sound in karaoke.

Also, we were prompted to brainstorm ideas for a radio show. My idea for a horror radio show is to pick top 5 horror movies since 2000 and 5 worst horror movies since 2000. If we can fix more than 10 it will be amazing. I think that we also had to tell the audience why we believe that movie deserve to be in top or worst 5.

The Last Laugh, it was amazing (in a horrific way) it was pretty good, while I was reading it i keep the sound in my head. In this case, I choose the first page to made sound or to think about the sound. I decided that at the beginning while he is sitting a nice violin melody playing softly in the background and when he goes inside the examination room maybe a faster violin music. The reading this week was, I will apologize, boring… I am not a fan of Aliens or any of the movies that have a grotesque scene, it made them look unreal and gross. We also had to listen to Moon Graffiti is an audio of the men in the moon. It was pretty catchy and with a little bit of suspense because they did not know if they will be able to come back to earth. The part I like about this audio is the beep and how the astronaut describe the moon. It gave you a sense of being there because they describe it in details so we can imaging what it looks like. I took it as a narrating what were doing kind of what a pathology do when they are dissenting organs or object that came from the body. They were describing their experience, and we can get a feel of their emotion because of the intonation that they were using in the recording.

The daily creates this week were easier, faster and entertaining. Here are the daily create for the week:

Saturday This daily create was to create a block poem. I dedicated to the moon and choose that shape. It was quite easy to find a page that will do the shape for me.

Sunday We had to create a story using 5 photos. My story was a little bit to tragic because she died after running in the rain from pneumonia.

Monday I put stars to my hand….It put a lot of them with different colors and size using Paint.

Tuesday Merida takes a walk in Abbey Road. She was tired of the forest and she took a trip ….however, she did not left her bow at home….

Wednesday Elephant in my latte. This daily create made me remember that I did not have coffee that day which made it a crappy day. Why an elephant.? No idea I just decided that I need an elephant in my imaginary coffee.

Thursday I choose what it looks like a war-meeting between chinese and some soldiers. I decide to put a computer in the table  because we had to put something modern in something old. I though that a laptop is because it can do a lot for warfare either in favor or against you.

Friday talking like pirate…I google some pick up lines for a pirate. I decide to put some background music of pirates. I will be a crappy pirate.