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Journal 1: 

Now will I question Cassio of Bianca,

A huswife that by selling her desires

Buys herself bread and clothes. It is a creature

That dotes on Cassio, as ’tis the strumpet’s plague

To beguile many and be beguiled by one.

He, when he hears of her, cannot refrain

From the excess of laughter. Here he comes.

As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad.

And his unbookish jealousy must construe

Poor Cassio’s smiles, gestures, and light behavior

Quite in the wrong.—How do you now, lieutenant?

Journal 2:

This scene is when Iago is talking to himself about Bianca & Cassio relationship. He say's 

"Now will I question Cassio of Bianca, A his wife that by selling her desires" he is saying that 

I question his love for Bianca because he is such a lier, cheater, & always has a scheme about him.In this quote he talks about how Bianca is a hoe, & needs to be taking care of her from other people.When I first read the quote I thought Iago was talking about Cassio & Bianca to Othello. But once he said " Here he comes. As he shall smile, Othello shall go mad." I knew he was being his usually self & talking about his schemes.



Journal 3:

Emila didn't have many friends growing up, because she was known as the two faced worst best friend.  Since she was young her problem was not knowing when to interfere or to just walk away. She was raised in a very wealthy home so she was a born into money which made her spoiled, or always getting the answer yes. Her childhood has had an impact on her as an adult & also learning how to become a people person. She had to learn how to life a normal life with challenges, struggles, & being said no. She experienced this in many encounters with Othello & Iago. Learning how to become a different person isn’t easy but learning how to become a trustworthy friend to Desdemona is something new.


Journal 4:

My role in the play is the character Emilia, she is Iago'a wife & has very limited roles in the play. She has different personalities or is just pretreated as that. In some scene's she is known as the peace makers, but in others she is the one known to start the fights & augments. She had a huge impact on the story because she was one of the character when Emilia & cassia found the handkerchief instead of her admitting the truth she decided not do anything which put people's lives at risk & could have changed the whole story.

For the play it's the scene where othello & emilia are in the room talking about the death of desemona & how iago (emila husband) lied bout the whole story of emilia being un-faithful. In the play I am going to be emila while ming-xue is othello in the play we are going to have a sword. we are going to be screaming, backing each other down, and using our fake desemona to interact with the scene. One of the props we need is the sword because in the scene othello pulls out a sword on emilia. We are going to be putting a lot of emition in the story, we also know most of the lines since we practice a lot. We are going to be the best group out there!! I think we are going to be the best since we used our story to help us & we used the comments from the teachers to help us improve on our scene.

Journal 5:

In the play, I become Emilia & almost all of her lies is important but when she say's " He lies to the heart: She was too fond of her most filthy bargain" I believe that was the turning  point in the play, or the nail in the coffin to Othello. This line is really important to not only Emilia but definitely to Othello. Desdemona is dead because of Othello, he only killed because he thought she was unfaithful, but as Emilia just told him it wasn't true. He lies to the heart, is not saying his or her heart but I think she's saying everyones heart but mainly Othello's. She is saying he is telling you something false that knowns will get under your skin or hit hard to your hurt. "She was too fond of her most filthy bargain" is saying she was to good, nice, or peacefully person to do something like this to a person she loved so much who was you Othello. Since I knew this line was so important in the play I made sure to make it stand out. When it was time to say these lines I spoke with anger, & rage. To show how upset she was that her husband Iago falsely accused Desdemona of cheating with Cassio. 

In the group performs I think we did a really good job, On of the best if I may say so. At first I was kinda nervous or worried that I wouldn't feel the fire or connection it takes to pull off this powerful scene. We did a really good job in bring emotion to the scene to bring the connection with us as characters & the connection with the crowd. I think we did really good not only because of the emission we bought to the set, but the placement we had on the set. Placement is very important in a play to know where to stand, how to interact with the crowd, & to make sure everyone can hear your lines form any point in the play. I am really happy with my performs in the play & the only thing I would change is that we had a longer time to remember our lines.




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Negative Space

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
Negative space is simply coloring but instead of inside the drawing it is out side This gives a strange blank effect, where you have to make out the picture bast on the outline.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

In my orange and brown cut out I had to make a make half a picture in to the whole thing so I traced the picture and cut it out. I then separated every other piece, After placing them on the paper I have to arrange the sides to be mirrors of each other. The still life images were mainly backwards coloring books as explained above, coloring outside the lines. 

C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?
Negative space help artists understand which parts stand out and which do not.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

If you are doing molds then it helps distinguish the differences perspective, but in a different style it would be useless.
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Fairy Tales and Sugar Plums

​Everything in this world isnt a fairy tale. Nothing ends how the story book tells you it should. Everyone might look perfect on the outside and have skelentons in their closet. 
The Sugar Plum Fairy By Jennifer Landham And Gabrielle Nigro
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2270628/The%20Sugar%20Plum%20Fairy.mov
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Digital Story: Mumzy

If there is anyone in my life that has a tale to paint a picture of, it is my mother. She is end all, be all to my quotidian life. It would be a lie to say my connection to her is based on love. It is more along the lines of admiration, like nothing could ever scratch the surface of her flawlessness.

She is, without a doubt, on a whole other level,
but this is one of the times when I realized she just as human as the rest of us.

Enjoy.
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Negative Space


   A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negative spaces is the space in a piece of art that is not occupied by an object. It is usually one of the darker spaces in the drawing and artists usually fill the space with dark scribbles or ignore it.  

   B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

Negative space was the space in my cut-out that wasn’t occupied by the pink silhouette of the bird. It was relatively simple to find because it was the contrast of two very different colors, pink and green. In my still life drawing, it was also easy to see because the negative space was where the object wasn’t. It was pretty much a black and white contrast.

   C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps an artist to see negative space so you can define the shape of an object without drawing all the tiny details on the object. Negative space helps define the main focal points on a piece of art.

   D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

I think negative space enhances drawing because it makes the contrast of the object and the empty space more dramatic. This means that you can more clearly show the object without having to define all the tiny details.


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My Podcast

​I have got to say that I have had a lot of fun with finding just the right music and trying to work with my intonation, though I might not have achieved the "perfection" there.
The instrumental is called "A hint of jazz" by Roy Todd (here is his youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/roytoddmusic?feature=watch if you are interested in more) and the monologue is written by Kellie Powell called Like Dreaming... Backwards. Both are beautiful pieces in my opinion! 

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2579256/Mrs.RamiProject.mp3
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Negative Space

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)
The negative space is the area around the object.

    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

At first it was very hard for me to find the negative space. To find it in the cut out I had to first find the actual shape that I was making, than find all the space around it. It was much easier to find the negative space in the drawing, but I had to look at the object, than I looked at what I saw around the object, and I could draw it.

    C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

I think it helps an artist to see in negative space because than there is contrast that they can see.

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

I think it does enhance the drawing because there is so much contrast.
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Negative Space Drawing

  A. What is negative space (explain this concept to a fourth grader that has never heard of it)

Negitive space is drawing the background, of an object not the actual object.


    B. Explain how you found negative space in 1. your cut out?, 2. in your still life drawing?

I found negative space in my cut out when I pasted my turqouise pieces down on bright paper I could really see the negative space. I found negative space in my still life drawing, by shading in between the white space around my object.


   C. Why does it help an artist to see in negative space?

It helps an artisit to see negative space because the object becomes clearer

    D. Does seeing in negative space enhance drawings, why or why not?

It does enhance drawings because the object becomes more prominant. More frount and center.



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Trosario- Storytelling Project

This is my project, it is not based on a true story but more of the stories I have heard and encountered. 

I chose to make a video with images I drew since I didn't like the idea of reading my work out loud. Having the words on the video gives the reader the chance to image what the characters sound like. Also I left the story open to the point that they are left with a main question that they get to think about their answer. 

I think that the way I showcased my story was interesting and different since I created all of the images myself. 
New Project - Medium
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