For this quarter I created from recreating a piece of artwork to photo editing. I recreated two types of flower, cherry blossom and a read morning glory flower. In the photo editing I used photos when I went to Venezuela. I got pictures of myself with the background with the sky on top of The Avila mountain in Caracas. I also have a picture of my uncles because they perform for the people, and tourist that go there. The important source is being observant of what you are trying to do because you can’t just do whatever. Well for my experience I need to be observant to recreate something or take a good picture. I used snapseed to edit my pictures, and it’s a very useful app because you can select points in the picture to make it better in that point you picked. Also my phone was a good tool because it has cropping pictures and adjusting brightness.
My preferences is editing pictures to submit a work if you need to take a picture because you can edit the brightness, contraction or anything else. The material I prefer is color pencils and markers because markers are great to mark lines and coloring in with color pencils. I did learn a new technique, using the projector to copy a drawing. It’s the best thing ever because you can be a skilled drawer or not and still us it it’s so helpful. I didn’t use special tools this quarter but I learn about a eraser that is used to decrease or blend a drawing. The studio time was spent productive even if it wasn’t art, I would be doing work from another class after I was done my artwork.
My important thing happen was communicating with the teacher because if I was communicated with her I wouldn’t been marked late. I try my art pieces to connect with me some way, the photo editing was about me and my country Venezuela and my uncles that have been there for me and trust. The artwork is from an anime I used to watch and my uncle has a cherry blossom flower tattooed on him so that inspired me. When I chose my own painting I wanted to do something from my childhood so I did Mickey Mouse and the gang when they were babies.
This element is called Calcium, the abbreviation is Ca and the atomic number is 20. It is the 5th most abundant element in the earth, it’s compounds is oxygen and water so it’s not found in nature. Metallic calcium was founded by Sir Humphry Davy while he was mixing lime and aluminum. So when he named calcium comes from the latin term calx means lime. Now you can produce pure calcium metal by heating lime and aluminum. The metal reacts with water vapor, oxygen, and nitrogen and it creates a yellow coat of oxide, hydroxide, and nitride. Calcium is not only a chemical element, it’s also a natural vitamin. Raw milk, cooked kale, sardines, yogurt, broccoli, cheese, etc.. is rich in calcium. Calcium helps your bones even your teeth.
When I was making the print my image was to show that calcium comes from milk so I drew a cow. My first ideas was bones or drawing a lot of cows. But I kept it simple just drawing a big adorable cow. I feel like by seeing my print you can know right way that my element is about milk and milk is calcium. If I’m able to do this again I would create more design around the cow, to make it more obvious the message. The part I enjoy the most is I was able peeling the paper of the foam stamp because it was smooth just like permanent tattoos that you put on with water. The paint was smooth on the foam stamp by using the rolling tool, you had to have a small layer on the foam paint to make a nice layer on the paper.
My stamp is my nickname most people call me by, so I am embracing my nickname in my stamp for people to know. I wanted to do my initials for my idea but it wasn’t working because it was difficult to make my letters inside each other and having a negative space. I found my last design because I found examples to guide me in the internet. I can make letters from positive and negative but I got stuck when I had to visualize it so it can show it. It was challenging and I’m still struggling but with more practice.
Negative space is the piece of part you use to cut out the image you are cutting. It like creating the second part of the tree. I found my negative space by knowing that the image I’m doing a cut out off is the other part of the image, so it’s the opposite. It helps the artist by visualizing the opposite space of an image. I feel like it does help when artist sees the negative because you see the other side of the image and shows theirs a lot of ways to see a image.
This is a buddhist elephant and each hand is carrying something different that represents something. There’s a rat in the left bottom corners that can represent somebody stealing. The use of dark spaces is dignifying that it’s a 3 dimensional figure. The design is very detailed.
I learned about design with the designs and how they have an impact in your slide with everything you put in, that’s either words, phrases, pictures, etc… And I learned different terms to describe somebodies slide or whatever in the future we are going to do. The changes I made was because I was able to take in the critiques from my peers good and bad to fix my slide. For example the tensions I had with my pictures with the borders of the slide, and balancing the negative and positive balance in my slides with the heavy pictures. I centered my phrase to make it more straight up to view and easily to read, my peers recommended this change and I agree with them. The research was very important so you know how and why you doing what you doing, for example the tension was a common problem and balance with the positive and negative sides. Putting the pictures right so they correlate with the other things on the slide was a big part why we did the research first.
What you see here is the most important and mostly my whole life. Amarillo, azul y rojo the colors of my flag, I represent this flag and myself and my family.
My value of background is white like blank to stand out for understatement of importance inside my life. It represents the priorities in my life, that is me and my family. And the color of my picture is black and white because the black represents of my self-care. Meaning that I need to love myself before I love anyone else and my family is helping me fill the white spaces with love. The space is negative with me and I have to try to be in the positive side with my family, slowly I’m getting there.
The movement of the the flag is representation of the ups and down my native land has been through and still is. It shades because the texture is darkness and all the corruption and struggles people in Venezuela suffer.
*explain your L.A.N. Local Area Network - all the devices on your internet connection.
In my house we use the internet all the time. But we use it at the same time so it goes slow.
*reflect on what you learned about networks, did you have an OMG moment that you learned something new and interesting? if now write about what you learned.
OMG made me learn that the pictures you take aren’t private anymore until you share it to somebody because the internet already have it in the cloud and you can’t take it off. And don’t lie because then there’s rumors that can ruin your reputation.
*what would you tell other people that they need to know about having an ISP/Home network?
If you want faster internet have your router in the last floor of your house so the internet could fall down.
1.a) Wire looks white, It’s a coax b) It’s wire into our fist floor 2. Yes I have a combination of a router and a modem and it’s connected to all the devices in my house. That is my phone, my parents’, our 3 laptops and a tablet 3. Direct TV 4. $34 mon= $408.00