My winter break relationship with ds106

Every year, I get a nice 2 week holiday break from work that includes lots of down time.  At that same time, the ds106  crew gear up for their winter MOOC.  ds106 and I usually get along great when I’m on vacation. Unfortunately, our relationship fades when I go back to work and all of my creative juices are re-purposed into other projects.  The best part of ds106 is their spin-off site.  Basically, anyone who has a good idea for a media “assignment” can submit it here under the category of visual, design, audio, video, web, writing, fanfic, or mashup.  If you see something that peaks your interest, you can create and submit it to the site.  This morning, a friend shared a link to his most recent assignment submission “Not Quite Norma Jeane” where you are supposed to make a grid of faces “a la Marilyn Monroe.”   Time on my hands?  Check.  Rainy day?  Check.  Adorable children who like to make faces?  Check!

ds106:  here you go!  I’ll miss you in a few weeks when I get back to work, but we’ll meet again on my next vacation.

Kids a la Marilyn

Thanks Tom for the assignment idea.   For anyone who’s curious, I used my iPhone 5 for the pictures and adobe fireworks* to make the grid.  I actually used the blur tool on the background to make it look a little more like I have an awesome manual camera that can focus in on certain things.  I kind of want to blow it up and hang it in my room now.

*I know, I know… I should use photoshop or something a little better than fireworks, but fireworks is on my mac and I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t open my Dell (which has photoshop) until I went back to work.

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