My element was Iron. It has atomic number 26. Iron has been for a long time. People say it has been around since 3000 B.C. No one knows who discovered iron. Many people say that it came down on a meteor. Iron is used to manufacture steel and civil engineering. In the human body, iron is essential for blood production. I chose to make this design because of the discovery of iron. It came down in a meteor, so I drew meteors coming to earth with iron in them. To make this print, I first had to make sketches. Then, I had to trace this design on a piece of tracing paper. When is was time to put it on foam, I flipped the tracing paper so it would be backwards on the plate. I pressed my pencil into the paper and traced my design. When I actually printed, I rolled the ink onto my plate evenly and pressed it into my paper. It took a few times to get it perfect, but I eventually got the perfect print. If I were to do this project again, I would make my design have more depth. Looking at it now, it is a little flat and adding more depth would make this more interesting. My favorite part of this project was printing. It was fun to see my final product. The big reveal after you peeled back the paper was really fun. Overall, I loved this project and would do it again.
Printmaking is creating art from some kind of stamp. The stamp can be made of wood, linoleum, or any other material. Printmaking with stamps is called "relief printing". There are four more kinds of printmaking; intaglio, serigraphy, lithography and mono-printing. Each one is unique, but they carry the same basic concept.
Printmaking was one of the earliest forms on art found in the world. It was first found in the 6th century. It is believed to be invented by Daniel Hopfer, but many prints were found before the actual invention. The earliest form of printmaking was the woodcut. People slowly started to use different materials as the years passed. The invention of printmaking was revolutionary. You could make thousands of art pieces only using one stamp. Because there are so many different kinds of printmaking, if you don't like one kind, you could try another one. Anyone can make a print. All you need is a a material you can carve into, some kind of ink, and paper. It is very inexpensive. The invention of printmaking changed the world of art forever.
The print pictured above is a piece that interests me. The use of lighting is interesting is what makes this picture good. The moon produces the light and it shines on the objects. You can't tell what the objects are, exactly. It is up to the reader to decide what they think it is. Personally, I see a man sleeping next to a mountain and a boulder. But, my neighbor could see something completely different. Making the print black and white was a bold choice. It sets the tone for the picture and making it have colors would change the meaning completely. The detailed lines are eye catching. This picture was found in "The Art of Printmaking" exhibit in Lehigh University Art Galleries.
When I first made my slide, I thought it was perfect and it didn't need changing. But, when I presented in front of my class, I saw that there were actually flaws. The critique taught me a lot of things. The most important thing I learned was that no matter how great you thought your slide was, it had flaws. When first making my slide, I didn't think much about the colors that went into it. But, when presenting, I noticed flaws with the colors I used. One person told me I should use the color wheel to help with that issue. Even though it seems obvious, I never thought of color when making my slide. I also learned a lot about fonts. Before, I didn't know what a sans or serif was, now I know it helped a lot when making my slide.
The most important change I made was to delete the rose. I only needed one flower and I thought the sunflower was better for my slide. I also made the sunflower a lot bigger and made it the center of attention. I spaced my sentence around the flower to give the illusion of the two combing. Also, I made the most important words in my sentence a script font and put it in a different color than the rest of the text. I chose purple because it was across the color wheel from yellow, which is the color of the sunflower, so it matched well. I also made my name much smaller and in a more basic font. I wrapped my name around the stem of the flower so people know it was mine, but it isn't the center of attention. I made a lot of changes to my slide but they all were useful.
The research I did helped a lot when changing my slide. Most of the research I read said that simplicity was key and I didn't follow that advice in my original slide. I think my slide is much simpler and therefore, more eye catching. The golden rule is; less is more. I also read a lot about color. If you have too much color, it can be too busy, so I only put a few colors in my slide. But, I think the most important thing I read about is making the slide not boring. The best way to do this is not have everything be straight. It can be boring to look at if you do this. I tried to make my text have interesting spacing so it wouldn't be boring. All of my research was very helpful when making my new slide.
Some sources I used were Presentation Zen, zachholman.com, and oberlin.edu. My dad also helped me create this slide because he knows a lot about design.
For my slide, I knew that I wanted it to show the things that I love in an elegant and simple way. I chose the flowers for many reasons. The obvious reason is that I like flowers and that is true. I think it adds my interest without being too obvious. Also, I needed something to fill up the space, but not crowd it. Because the images are transparent (meaning without a background) they have this effect of not being too crowded. I like that there isn’t a big block of unused space. I chose this sentence because I feel like it describes me perfectly. In my Me Magazine I talked a lot about the arts and how they are important to me so I knew that it must be added. I chose a simple font and put it in uppercase to draw attention to it. I bolded the most important words to show that it was an important part of my life. Originally, I had my title (my name) in the same font, but I changed it to a script font to differentiate the two parts. I made the title red to match the rose and the dashes yellow to match the sunflower. Every part of this slide was intentional and took a lot of decision making.
Gia is the waitress for Mo and Londyn and she is not very good. This video is for our Spanish 1 class where we are learning about courtesy phrases.
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1. My local network starts with the cloud. That sends wifi to my house. Verizon, my internet service provider, is the one giving me my internet. That goes into my router, which is also a modem. The wire connecting to my router is a coaxial cable. The devices connected to my wifi are, 5 phones, 4 computers, 2, i-pads, and 2 televisions.
2. So far, I have learned a lot about networks. I learned that the cloud is a real thing. It is a large computer stored in a building. ALso, I learned that there are many different cables that could connect into to your router. Before, I thought there was only one. I did not know what a modem was. I learned that sometimes a modem and router can be a combination. I am glad I learned about these things. Now I can understand the thing that I use everyday much better.
3. If other people wanted to know about home networks, I would tell them that in your house, you need a router in your house in order to connect to wifi. Also, you need a modem. I would tell them about the different kinds of cables and ISP's. Hopefully I will be able to help anyone in need.