Mashing Things Up

This was a fun week! Some of the assignments were really fun, and I felt like I was able to really tap into my creativity in a different way with many of the assignments! Some of them helped me to think about things in a different way.

First, my Daily Creates!

For my first Daily Create, I got to share my sentiments about Veterans Day! I used a video I found on YouTube and GIPHY to make a gif to share. I love making gifs, especially for such a cool reason!

For my second Daily Create, I got to share some warmth through a haiku and my favorite spot abroad. While I was in Bath, my favorite spot in the whole city was my tree, which was up high on a hill that overlooked the city. It was beautiful, especially as the sun was setting, such as it is in this picture. There is also a quote on the bench that starts, “Warms in the sun…”

For my first assignment, I decided to look back on many of my previous DS106’s pieces with theMash Thyself, Before Ye Trash Thyself Assignment (3.5 stars). I ended up combining them into one collective video incorporating many of my Daily Creates and design assignments. This was a fun assignment that reminded just how many things I have created this semester. Even pieces I did not particularly like got me to use my creative juices and flex my creative muscle, which I do not do as much as I would like to…

Looking Back

For my next assignment, I got to play around with one of my favorite horror movies, The Shining, for the Two Movies, One Line Assignment (3.5 stars). This was a fun and easy assignment! I liked the creative thought that had to go into the backend to come up with how to combine the lines.

I’m Scared….

The next assignment I posted about was actually the one I started first this week, and although it was my favorite, took the longest. I made a movie trailer of my life for the Your Life IS A Movie (3 stars). This was such a fun assignment, and I am really proud of the video I created. I showed it to my best friend, who also went abroad with me, and she was very thrilled and excited. She is an amazing video editor, so I was very appreciative of her compliment!

Eat, Pray, Travel

I loved this assignment so much, I decided to create a tutorial for it! This was my first tutorial, but it went pretty well because I already tend to give pretty detailed descriptions of my processes. I think I gave some helpful tips that would have made my process and brainstorming easier.

Tutorial for My Favorite Assignment

For my final assignment, I had fun with the  Mashing Friends and Emojis Assignment (4 stars) by making my brother an emoji! This picture of him was a perfect match!

My Brother is an Emoji!

For my first remix, I got to create a collage of my places of peace that had a Dr. Seuss twist. I picked mainly places I had traveled to because traveling brings me a sense of peace. I picked Dr. Seuss’ book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go to go with the places I chose. It is also my favorite of his books!

Oh, the Places I (Hope) to Go

For my next remix assignment, I created an image with a quote, but remixed it by writing the words in the quote the opposite way. The quote made no sense, but was also somewhat poetic. I thought it was funny putting the backwards quote over an image!

Quote it! (Backwards)

I really enjoyed the work I did this week. I am really starting to realize how much I am getting out of this course. It has been really fun, but it has also pushed me creatively and taught me new, different skills. I have not thought of myself as a super creative person in the past, but this class has taught me that creativity is a muscle that needs to be flexed and can get stronger.

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