After hearing everyone’s presentation I thought the assignment was cool for the most part. Most classes you don’t get to share what you are afraid of and try to make others realize how you feel as well. One that stood out to me was Felicia’s. I really hate showing my work off to other people as well and I know how hard it can be to open up and show people it. She brought in her drawing book and showed everyone some of the sketches that she has been working on. I thought they looked great! Seeing her work just showed me that most people are really good at what they do, they are just shy and don’t want to be judged by it. I feel that in the future I will try to show more of my work to others.
After sharing my fear assignment I realized that it wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. I sent out and email and did my assignment in class. Some reactions were very little and some I could see on peoples faces that the video scared them. I had thought people would cringe and that people would be somewhat scared. Since we only had half a class, this was not the case. Some people were not phased and some were like eh its cool. I suppose I could of changed my idea up a little more. I could of shown more of my work to be critiqued and that would of made me face my fear a little more. I feel that if I was to do this assignment over I would bring more projects in to get a better feel for what people really thought. The video that I did show in class can be shown here :
After completing my fear assignment, I feel that some of my peers may think it is cool while others think that it is stupid. I went back and forth with what I wanted to do and then decided that this would be the best. I think this will make some students squeamish and some this will have no effect at all. I think it will go over well in class and people will take it better.
I’m not sure how I felt about the stick. I feel like it hindered the conversation. When people are talking it sparks things within others to talk and the conversation just flows. In my opinion the stick caused many people not want to talk because they had to physically get up and get it. Also, I feel that many people just thought it was weird to have to hold something to talk. Overall I didn’t really like the talking stick. I feel like it stopped the conversation from flowing.
This assignment was a little difficult for me. I found it really difficult to see the roadblocks in a different way. Honestly the roadblocks were not that big of a deal while doing my bliss assignment. One of the roadblocks that I thought about was the transportation. I decided to use a blind fold in order to give up the sense of sight. This made the roadblock even harder. Since I couldn’t see I would have to find other ways of transportation. After I played around with the blindfold I tried to think of transportation without a different sense. This time I decided to go with losing my sense of hearing. I decided to use ear plugs. Losing my sense of hearing didn’t really make the roadblock as horrible as I thought it would. I wouldn’t be able to hear if any sirens were coming or hear about traffic information on the radio. This wouldn’t really make the roadblock hard, just annoying. After trying to look at the roadblock without different senses, I see now that the roadblock really wasn’t a big deal. Whether people are deaf or blind they still find ways to get around.
For this assignment I thought of many things to do. Some of the roadblocks I thought about was the expense, travel arrangements, and time. After my time of bliss I took a look at those roadblocks and found that only a few were a small road bump. I decided to go to the movies with my family since it was Presidents day and my little siblings were out of school. Money was a slight roadblock due to the fact that movies are expensive and paying for 5 people is costly. Looking back now, the joy I got for spending time with my family was worth the slight roadblock.
Looking is different than actually seeing something. For years I have looked at my house, but every once in a while I will actually see something and ask if it has always been that way. My mom would laugh and say yes, but the fact that I am just seeing it surprises her. Many people look at things, but never actually see something. For example for this assignment is a toy dog that I found at work about 5 years ago. I found it on one of the counters and thought it looked cool so kept it. I placed it on my desk as sort of a “desk protector.” After looking at this dog I have finally saw some very interesting things. One the dog is wearing roller skates. Why would a dog ever wear roller skates? The dog has different colored ear and eyes. I never really noticed theses oddities with the dog until staring at it for a while. It is interesting to find what people actually see when they focus on things.
Okay, so I honestly have no idea what this assignment is about… I didn’t make it to class last week due to a doctors appointment. After looking over my last post I thought my noun was going to be Germany. after looking at it again, I figured out English isn’t my strong suit and that the word person is my noun. Somehow we have to incorporate the color red in the assignment as well. After a week of thinking I still have no clue if I am doing this right, but here we go! Most of the time when I think of people and the color red, I think angry. I have a slight anger problem myself that I went to counseling about when I was a child, so this hit a little close to home. I decided to make a collage of angry people in Photoshop.
This assignment was somewhat difficult for me. Not coming up with something or someone that inspires me, but talking about the someone in question. The person that inspires me is my grandma Ute, I called her Mimi. She was born in Germany during World War II. While she didn’t talk a lot about her past in Germany, she did shed a little insight about how her life was. Her family escaped Germany just a few years after the war had ended. Her mother had been dating a train worker and he snuck her family on the train to get out of there part of Germany. Her family didn’t have much, they all had to work in order to stay living where they were and to keep food on the table. My Mimi is an inspiration to me because she never gave up. She didn’t have a lot growing up, but she always made sure that my mom and myself were taken care of. My mom was a single mother so while she was at work my Mimi would watch me. I would stay for days at Mimi’s and she taught me a lot. She told me to always follow my dreams and that I had to work hard what what I want. She always pushed me to do better in school and get involved in sports and other extra activities. Mimi passed away when I was Sophomore in high school. While she has been away for 5 years, she still inspires me everyday.
So for class we were given an egg and told to do something with them. I was going to just draw on the egg, but my girlfriend suggest that I make something useful out of it. While I then suggested just making eggs to cure my hungry stomach, a flickering caught my eye. The candle was flickering behind her and I got the idea to just make a candle with it. The process was pretty easy just heat, poor, and freeze. Overall I think the egg turned into a very nice candle!