Blue Rainbow Brite Shoot

I just got my blue Rainbow Brite shoot! The daily shoot for Thursday (ds522) was water themed, so I decided to go ahead and take Blue Rainbow Brite Photos!

Now I just need to get the colors: purple and indigo.

In the interest of time I might combine these two colors because they are basically the sameish, right?….

Anyways, my ultimate goal is to do a massive shoot during finals week in which I get all my rainbow brite people together (e.g. Karen, Elena, Colleen and of course Megan and the other color people not yet chosen). We also might have a surprise extra person/color in the photo too 😉

Tonight I was going to use Aliyah as my other Blue person, but we had some communication issues. Instead, Karen (who was Red Dawn) graciously stepped up to the plate. However, I am hoping in the final shoot I can use Aliyah for Blue.

I took 66 photos and here are the 3 best ones:

my favorite photo of the shoot!

Dear DS106

Dear DS106,

Sorry for not showing you any love lately. All my other classes have been bogging me down lately and it’s all I can do to stay afloat! But, since I turned in on Tuesday a paper that is worth 35% of my grade, I will have slightly more of a breather before finals! This means I can comment more on other people’s blogs and try to get some other assignments posted that I’ve been wanting to do but haven’t got around to it yet. :]

On a side note about my final project, I’m kind of sad about this week.  I accidentally forgot to take photos for two days because I was so busy working on my paper. D:  So that has kind of ruined my taking a photo every day for 365 days project. >.<

BUT, I did take extra photos on the day after the forgotten photo day, so I guess that makes up for it?

Anyways I uploaded a week’s worth of photos today to flickr so check it out:

This is my favorite of the week.

 

 

 

Also, I did this for fun. It makes me laugh. 😀

Oh and exciting news! The Winter Issue of Aubade just came out and I had two of my photos published in it! So pick up a copy on campus somewhere.

And, I had a couple of my photos accepted to Spurt Literary Magazine (another UMW Lit Mag). I’m pretty excited about it (:

Love,

Sarah

daily shoot-81 photos

Reflection on Daily Shoots thus far

As of tonight I have uploaded  81 photos for 53 daily shoots to Flickr. This does not count the other photos I have uploaded to flickr or all the other photos I have taken but not uploaded.

I have officially accomplished 14% of my 365 photo goal. Wow! I am surprised my motivation has lasted this long. :)

Sometimes I get really cool photos in seconds and have to do little editing work, and other times I have spent an hour or so doing photo shoots with friends (such as people in this class like Megan, Colleen, Aliyah and my friends outside the class who might as well be in it.) Some days I don’t have a lot of time to take a photo which means the one I do end up uploading is ok but could have been better.

I really love doing crazy photoshoots with friends because they turn out really entertaining (e.g. Rainbow Brite Photo shoots, The Masks, Water Water Everywhere).

I’m also slightly obsessed with Picnik which is an awesome/quick way to edit photos for free online and then download to your computer

I love the comments I get on Flickr because they are generally very encouraging/ entertaining. Thanks ds106sers and all the randoms that have commented.

So now I leave you with all the awesome photos I have thus far. You have any favorites?

 

 

 

 

Respect is Validity

Me, Myself, I

I really can’t pick my favorite work that I’ve done so far because I like all the work I’ve posted for other people to see.

However, I’ve been getting a lot of great feedback for my Superhero, not quite valentine valentines, which has been awesome! They’ve turned out to be more of a smash hit than I expected:

I like them because they were fun to make and they make me smile every time I see them. I also love how collaborative the process was: I first got the idea for this because Tim Owens posted about these valentine’s on his blog. Then when  I needed to come up with clever lines for these I asked my roommates to help me. So was this created 100% me? The answer is equally no as it is yes.

Most of the work that I end up do creating is a response to someone else’s work or idea, or in the event I am actually original, it’s often helped along by a friend (like today when Megan helped me out with my daily shoot). I am really lucky to be surrounded by such creative influences, both online and in real life. For this I thank you.  ^_^

Also, thanks to everyone who has featured my work, it makes me feel really special/ talented. It reminds me a lot about this artist statement by Tess Buccigrosso who is currently displaying her work in the senior art show in the UMW Gallery right now (if you live in Fred, check it out before it’s taken down!)

Oh and I really like my icon. But again, I got the person from thenounproject.com and just added the hair which was part of a brush set created by someone else. So maybe not that original?

Like Duh

You are my fave ;)

When I found out I had to do a write up of the favorite things I’ve seen from #ds106 the past six weeks, I was stumped.

I’ve seen so many really awesome photos, gifs, videos, blog posts, posters, etc. from most everyone in class so to pick my top few is really hard.  Especially since I’ve seen a lot of really good blog posts about what people liked which has shown me more things to like. 😀

So below is just a scant list of people who have created things that has impressed me/ made me jealous and/or laugh and smile (if you aren’t are on here and I haven’t commented on your stuff before, give me a shoutout because I want to see your awesome work!)

Megan Mc! This girl is on fya with getting assignments done for #ds106.  She’s actually my “pseudo-rival” for the class in terms of getting stuff done. The nerd valentine’s she’s done makes me laugh, especially this one:

You are the one

and I really love this Big Caption by her:

Muhaha

Erin has also been blogging a lot and creating some really good memorable stuff, like her story about the traumatizing effects of a swarm of mosquitoes. I also think it’s awesome she started a story for others to add on too, great group collaboration!

I really love Andrew’s introduction story about his favorite color (follow the masses!) and also think that he created a really cool DS106 Trailer song.

Colleen created one of the best Big Captions ever when she used this photo:

Kiiiilll youuuu

Be scared

Jordan made me laugh with her fruit mobile glog and her Big Captions too, like this one:

Get out!!

Leave.

I really like Tom Woodward’s Stranger Portrait series because it takes a lot of guts to ask a stranger if you can take a photo of them:

Tim Owen’s old school book cover for Harry Potter is pretty legit too:

Finally, to end my post I would like to say how awesome it was for  Noise Professor  to create this picture; Makes me laugh out loud every time I see it!

Peace my child