For this 2.5 start assignment, I had to take a picture of all of the stuff in my purse. Inventory: Book I am reading (This one is Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill-Stephen Kings son) Phone cord with wall and car adapter 15 lip products […]
The first reading “Telling Stories in Photos” focuses on how to take better pictures and explains how they can be more than just a picture. The reading referenced a famous photo of a migrant mother. That picture is not only an image of the mother, […]
As of late, I only really take pictures using my phone. I do have a decent digital camera, but I almost ever use it because most of my photos are very spur of the moment. When I was younger and mostly took pictures with my camera, I did try to get certain emotions across in my photos, although I’m not sure how often I actually succeeded. I thought they portrayed the emotions I wanted, but I never really showed them to anyone else to get their opinion on them.
New my photos usually consist of one of two things: clouds or animals, neither of which evoke much emotion beyond “that’s pretty” or “aw”. I also just like taking pictures of nature in general. I’m pretty much a homebody so when I do go out into nature I like to take pictures of it so that I can bring it into my space through pictures. I like clouds because although they look very similar, if you catch them at the right moment there can be something unique about them: a towering shape or the colors of the sunset bleed into them. Although they do not evoke any particular emotion, I like to think my pictures a pretty decent. Even if others do not like them, I do and they make me happy to see them.
For this assignment, we had to use Photoblitz. Photoblitz gives you several photo assignments that you have 20 minutes to complete. When reviewing the list, I saw a few things that I knew I could get pictures of pretty easily so I decided to do […]
For this 2.5 start assignment, I had to take a picture of all of the stuff in my purse.
- Book I am reading (This one is Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill-Stephen Kings son)
- Phone cord with wall and car adapter
- 15 lip products
- Many pens
- Lots of change
- Movie ticket for It
- “Just-In-Case” bag (multiple medicines, chap stick, nail file and clippers, band aides, wipes, hand sanitizer, earplugs, etc.)
- More Advil
- 2 types of mints
- Hair ties and bobby pins
- Cough drops (I am attempting to keep a small cold from turning worse)
- Snacks (for when I am at work since I work during the usual lunch time)
- Lens wipe and cloth
- Blotting paper
Although I generally carry a smaller purse while out on-campus. My main bag is a large over the shoulder. I am one of those people who like to have everything but the kitchen sink on them at any given time just in case I need it (or someone I’m with). I will admit that is is technically an edited version of what is in my bag because I chose to clear out the months of receipts that I had shoved into the bottom and side pockets before taking this picture. Besides that, I think that this a good (and someone horrifying) display of what it is my bag. The first thing that struck me when I finished clearing everything out was how many different lip products I had managed to gather into my purse. Anyone who knows me I generally don’t wear a lot of make up. Yet somehow I ended up with 15 different lip products in my bag. What was especially surprising is that most of them are lipsticks whereas I usually wear at most tinted lip balms. The rest of my purse is pretty standard for me (probably excessive for others). Although I have a lot of pens, I’m sure most of them don’t work because I am one of those people who throw bad pens back into my bag instead of doing myself a favor and throwing it away when I see that it’s bad. I would say that based on my purse contents I look a little over prepared and worried. And honestly that is pretty accurate for me. I would rather be over prepared than under prepared. I really enjoyed this assignment because I feel like it’s a way to let people learn something about me that they may not get to know just by talking to me since I would like to think that I don’t come off as a worrier in-person.
For this 2.5 start assignment, I had to make a wanted poster using a poster generator. I decided to connect it to my superhero character by showing her vendetta against other weathermen who always get the weather wrong. I got the image for this poster […]
For my superhero related assignment, I chose to do the Life of a Superhero post where you had to post a picture of a superhero in an everyday life event. Superman's real kryptonite-dirty dishes #ds106 #VisualAssignments2108 pic.twitter.com/kWMtAsNbAL — Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) September 22, 2017 When […]
Let’s start with the Superhero summary and reflection. I read the myths and superheros image article and found it very interesting. I have read Gilgamesh, but just realized its connection to stories such as the hulk. I found several commonalities between the tribes and gave my own definition as well. The with the Vonnegut, I created what I believed to be a pretty accurate representation of the good vs bad side chart for the Avengers.
Next was the character dossier. In this, I created the character Weather Woman or Helen Clearview. Helen is a meteorologist with the power to control weather. The main part of this assignment, since we have already completed the google form, was to add, giver a background story and daily life. Helen likely gained her powers from hurricane and she can now stop them if she want to. Overall, I feel good about my character and my ability to use it in future class assignments. I really liked this assignment because this a power that I actually want since the weather and I often do not get along.
I feel pretty good about my communication level. I was active on both Twitter and the blogs. While there is room for improvement and I can participate more, I believe I am making steps int he right directions towards communicating better with my class and reviewing their work. Communication is something I plan on working on more and more as the weeks go by.
Next is the day in the life assignment. I was assigned a character name and power and I had to write a day in that characters life. I decided to be more subdue with my character. She only “battled” on ghost and it was a small one. While I did not create an adventurous tale of heroics, I gave a full easy going day in the life a superhero. While they may be heroes, not every days had to be a book adventure. I thought the character assignment of a fallen angel since that is not usually my first thought when I think superhero. But it was a nice mental refresher and I was able to make a few heaven/sinner jokes as well if they are not the best jokes.
Next was a Dear Diary post (3 stars). The assignment said to pick a Disney villain and I picked Maleficent because she is my favorite villain. One reason I picked this is because the villain aspect played into our superhero theme. However, I also really enjoy journal writing. I found this pretty easy I have been attempting to journal for years (although it never sticks) and have a lot of experience. Then I just put myself in the mindset of a vexed woman who doesn’t like dealing with people (or anything really) and wrote. I really enjoyed this and an even tempted to continue the journal beyond the one for this post just to see where I could take it.
Next I did an alphabet related assignment (3 stars). In this I had to write a story where the first letter of each word followed the alphabet. This was by far the most difficult assignment of the week. I did not think it would be overly simple, but once I got started I realized how difficult it really was. I ultimately completed the assignment, but my story was pretty random and was not completely coherent. Each sentence basically made sense on its own, but together they seem a little more random.
Finally, I did a timed writing assignment (2.5 stars). In this assignment you have 10 seconds to write things you are grateful for and 10 seconds to draw a self portrait. Both are pretty fair. My portrait was about as good as it was going to get. With more time, I could have written a lot more things I am thankful for, but I think the ones I got down are representative of the absolute most important things I am thankful for. And, as I said last week, I like to take time to say thanks to the important people and things in my life. While the time constraints on this were difficult, the assignment itself was straightforward and I enjoyed it.
This week we had to complete three daily creates.
— Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) September 12, 2017
I struggled with this one at first because I had never made a GIF before. However, I was able to find a site online that lets you add animated features to images to make them into GIFs. I thought this was very interesting and I also just found the pictures themselves interesting as I am currently taking a Modern Japan history class.
— Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) September 13, 2017
This one was slightly easier than the first because I had discovered that GIF making site. The cat in this picture is Tilda and I dog-sit her little brother quite often. Although she is a sweetie, she is a loner and can give you an absolute death stare. Due to this infamous stare, I thought the ability to summon hellfire and destroy all the insignificant humans was very appropriate.
— Kasey Mayer (@KaseyMayer) September 15, 2017
I believe I have said before that I am not a huge fan of getting my picture taken. Because of that I decided to go a different route with the Power Pose Daily create. While a power pose once to take a picture would be nice. I thought a power pose reminder in my planner (that I look at multiple times a day) would be much better for while still meeting the assignment with my nice teal cape. Now as I struggle through 18 credits, clubs, and work I will be reminded of the power pose and can do it to lift myself up when needed.