PicsArt and Tings

Hoping your day went well and  nothing fell apart. Just a few thoughts to share with my virtual friends.

PicsArt is a nice app to use if you like to play with images or are creative. Here are some of the images I created below. It’s been a while since¬†I’ve used the App but I see they’ve added more features which I’m excited to try out.¬†I have an android phone and downloaded the app in¬† Play Store.10353092_10152794415103753_1662058211331222218_n

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On another note, ¬†I’m teaching myself 3D animation and I couldn’t be more excited. I might get an associate degree in 3d animation starting¬†January 2017.However, I’m definitely leaning away from this option since¬† this is a personal project opposed to¬†a career choice.¬†It will be nice to¬†manifest some of my thoughts into images.¬†¬†In the meantime, I’m having fun teaching myself to draw and¬†will be¬†downloading a free trial of the¬†animation software Maya. Also, I’m¬† becoming familiar with graphic design.

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I read a book called “Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang”.¬†¬†Bang uses the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” to illustrate how shapes and colors elicit emotions. She utilizes a few shapes and a handful of colors to get her point across. It’s a simple read. I believe it would be a really useful tool to use for school age children, not only ¬†explaining¬† how pictures work, ¬†but how people work. In simple terms it¬†can be used to explain¬†why we might be more attracted to some people and not to others(a round face¬†appears more welcoming and kinder meanwhile a sharp nose seems unkind and menacing)and explore the causes of racism. It’s a book that can help children,¬† or people, to be more mindful of their thought process in regards to judging others.¬†It can also help them ¬†think critically about ¬†the emotional responses they get when interacting with peers .

Thank you for reading. happy dance

 

 

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