This week took a lot out of me. It wasn’t necessarily the workload, it was finding my creative side. Last week I wrote in my Goals blog post, that I wanted to not wait until the last minute to do assignments – I must say, I didn’t wait until the last minute to do assignments which I think is why I still have some of my sanity. I was able to think more about what I wanted to create this week, and find “The Joy of Painting” in my own work. I think I opened up my creative side a lot more this past week, and I could also see others in the class doing that as well. I much prefer this week over last week (because last week was more of setting everything up and getting used to a whole new platform), but I’m still learning so much about media and myself. So far, I’m having a blast.
As for updating my website, I haven’t really done much of that because I did a bulk of it last week. There are still a few little things I want to fix to make it my style, but for now I think it suits me well. I did include a menu which took me a while to figure out, but other than that I love the way my blog looks! I’m not 100% positive if “Amy’s Online Thoughts” is creative enough, but at this point… it really is all about my thoughts so I see it to be very fitting.
I completed 4 blog posts this week – 3 of which were from the assignment bank, and the other was a response to someone else’s blog post. When engaging with other peoples blog posts, I tried to think hard and not just put “this was really good!” So, when I was reading Dum-Dums are my Marlboros, I started getting so many thoughts about the post that I realized I could take this as an opportunity to write a response on my own blog.
This daily create stumped me. I wasn’t sure what to do, that wasn’t similar to everyone else’s. I ended up realizing my brain was strictly thinking of building blocks, so I figured out a way to incorporate them.
I had the most fun with this daily create. I used Canva to create my book cover, and I found clip art images that are usually associated with adulting.
I also had a lot of fun with this daily create. I again wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but after just recently placing a large online order, I realized… this is exactly what I looked like when I did it.
I went through MagicRealismBot’s tweets for so long until I finally decided on this one. I wanted to find the perfect story that provided a visual image that I could recreate.
I thought this one was funny. Someone had already done my initial idea, so I had to think of something else that I recently
For all of my DailyCreates, I used PicsArt (except for the big book needs a title one – I used Canva). I used different drawing functions, text functions, and call out functions within the app to complete them.
I tried to comment on others blog posts at least once a day. I wasn’t sure where I could view the comments I’ve made on others posts (I don’t think anyone has accepted them yet).
I also tried to be more active on Twitter this week, by liking other peoples DailyCreates tweets.
I would like to be more active by commenting on more blog posts in the future, because I think (at least for me) when others comment it helps me get more confident so I’ll produce more/better work.