Stories in Creations

I decided to make my story about the two lovely people in the photo from the daily create Thursday. George is comforting Martha after they’ve had a fight about where to go on vacation. George wants to do a stay-cation, but Martha would rather go somewhere new and exciting. George brings Martha flowers to make her feel better and tell her they can go anywhere she wants.

Martha thinks about it for awhile and decides that she wants to go to Italy and visit her distant cousins. They book their tickets and head to Italy two weeks later. While there they visit multiple sights including the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. They also decide to be a little adventurous and take an art class one night at the gallery.

For the art class, Martha and George were taught how to paint a tree blossoming over the water. Martha loved the class and wants to continue painting once they return home. You can see her finished picture below. After a week and a half with her cousins, Martha and George return home.

Two Creations

This week, we were tasked with doing 2 daily creates. I chose to do a negative space drawing and to show the power of 4 with art.

My negative space drawing was done using some leaves I found outside of my boyfriend’s house. I placed them on a paper and sketched a picture of them on another sheet and colored in everything around it black. Even though I’m not super artistic, I think they turned out pretty good!

For the power of 4 daily create, I used a picture of my siblings and I and added a little frame and a little caption to the picture. While this wasn’t my most creative thing ever, I thought it was an original type idea cause 4 children have a decent amount of power!


3 New Creates

This week, we had to do 3 daily creates (as everyone knows, I’m sure). I did Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s creates, though Friday was a day late.

For Wednesday, we got to create an ACME product for the Coyote. I chose to put a new spin on a stopwatch and make it possible to slow down time! I drew a little poster for it to promote it


For Thursday, we had to re-create Monument Valley to make it surrealistic. I chose to change the coloring/lighting a little bit and then add some light swirls to make it seem like it came out of Star Wars. Here’s the final product:

Friday (April fools) we had to take a serious selfie. I took a selfie at the hospital, visiting my grandpa. There’s some pretty interesting scenery in the background (not).


24/7 Lecture and More

So this week we had to do 2 daily creates. I chose to do the National Bike to Work day create which was to make art with your bike. Since my bike is dead, I decided to draw some bikes. While my drawing skills are not the best, I thought it turned out fairly well.

For the second one, we had to create a 24/7 lecture which is giving a lecture in 24 seconds and then summarizing it in 7 words. I chose to describe supply and demand. I had to talk a little fast to get it in but I think it turned out well. I drew the graphs as well. I used windows movie maker to narrate my voice over the graphs I drew and put it all together.



This week, we had to do 3 daily creates.

For my first create, I chose to bury passive aggressive Facebook posts, because who wants those…ever? I used a photo of a blank tombstone from Google and added in the words using Paint. I posted this the day after because I forgot to hit the submit button and noticed it after posting my daily create for the next day.

For the next create, I had to make a gif of the great train robbery. I chose a part fairly close to the beginning where the 2 guys are tying up the man at the station. I chose the caption “oh no, he fell!” to add a little humor to it.

For the last daily create, we had to explain the aphorism “Never throw tapioca down a mine shaft”. I decided to take it as though the tapioca was already made and since I love tapioca, I thought it would be because the miners would eat all of it and be too full to work.


The Newest Creations

This week we had to complete 2 daily creates. I chose to create a tongue twister and make up thoughts that a man from a picture was having.

For the tongue twister, we had to look at the ds106 hashtag on twitter and find someone who was on their. I chose Lindsey and made a tongue twister using L’s. I wanted to make it a little longer, but it was not easy to come up with L words in a long string. I do like the final product though!

I also tweeted a cowboys thoughts. I was looking at the snow and the hills and I kind of got the idea that this cowboy was surveying the area around him to try and figure out where/what he was going to do next. I figured he would travel with some horses, so the height of the snow was definitely a concern.

I’m excited to see what’s in store this week for daily creates!

Three New Creations

This week, we had to complete 3 daily creates. I think this week they were a little easier than some of the previous weeks, but I was okay with it because it has been a ROUGH week work-load wise. The first daily create I did was to take a selfie when it was 1:06 – pretty straightforward. I was clearly real excited in the picture!

The second daily create was a triple cowboy quote. We had to take a picture of a western figure, add a quote that was related to them and attribute the quote to someone else related. I chose to use Butch Cassidy and I used a quote from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, spoken by the sundance kid. I attributed the quote to Sandra Pollack because Robert Redford (played Sundance in the movie), often starred in films with her.

The final daily create is from today! I had to make a foley western sound. I used a paper popper to create the sound of a gunshot, as you can see it doesn’t sound exactly like a gunshot but I think with the right editing, it could get pretty close!


Daily Creations

Once again this week, we had to complete 3 daily creates. They were all pretty fun this week. For my first one, I had to add some text to an existing gif. I added some glittery text since it was for a birthday and played around with the text some. I used the site recommended on the daily create website and came up with this:

The next one was a little more meaningful than most of them are. We had to show what we think the meaning of life is in a picture or video. I chose a beautiful picture of some stones on the water and added a little inspiration type text. I think it’s important for everyone to travel and experience new places and cultures. I haven’t gotten to travel much, so I’m really looking forward to my trip after graduation!

The final daily create I did this week was a little caravan and what I would bring with me to the wild west. I chose to put a cooler and some books in the caravan, along with food, clothing and of course my family and some friends. I added the cooler and the books as best I could, and I think my skills are definitely improving but still not perfect.


Always Making Something New…

So this week we had to do 3 daily creates from twitter.

I really enjoyed the ones for this week, I thought they were pretty great! For the first one, we had to create an invention of some sort, so I decided on a breakfast buddy! Essentially, it’s a spin off of the machine in Flubber, but it would make you breakfast and you can program it so it’s done at a certain time and you don’t have to worry about making it yourself!

For the second, we had to create a stamp for the pony express. I used paint and my surface to do this and drew the stamp by hand (using the shape maker for the oval). I added a little clip art pony to the stamp as well and finished it off with a place and the name.

The final create I did this week was drawing a treasure map. I actually had a little trouble with this one, I just wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My map turned out pretty crazy looking – mostly due to my terrible artistic ability. Here it is!


Creating Daily

So this week the daily creates were pretty fun, even if the last one was a little challenging because I was not sure what stop motion was.

For my first daily create, we had to decide whether or not something was half empty or half full. I chose half full, of course! I even played around a little with the contrast in honor of becoming a better photographer.

My second daily create of the week had me making an oregon trail screen. I chose the screen of my tombstone; my death was the result of stress from being unable to finish my assignments, which I thought was pretty clever 😉

For the last daily create, I had to create art in a stop motion video. Here is the end result, not quite 6 seconds, but I tried..I could not figure out how to write something while posting from vine to twitter so I had to send it in a convo to the Daily Create twitter.

I’m really looking forward to the daily creates for next week!