I made a confectionery cookbook. In my cookbook, I found a holiday for every month; international and in the US, and found, developed and modified recipes to fit within the holiday’s culture. Usually I would either try to find desserts eaten during the holiday, but if I could not, I would find popular desserts from that country or ingredients that native to that country and incorporate those instead. I chose this project because my family does a lot of baking. My cousin actually teaches a baking class and enters competitions where she develops her own recipes and I felt really inspired to try to learn up on these things myself. Next year, I’m actually going to help her in one of her competitions. My mom and grandma also bake and have their own specialities; my mom’s is cheesecake and my grandma makes a lot of amish and traditional desserts and is amazing at decorating cakes. I really wanted to keep the baking tradition alive in my family and by doing this project, I feel like I could continue it by learning as much tips, tricks, and techniques as I can. As with the international aspects, I wanted to incorporate other holidays besides one that are very common here in the United States. While I did pick a couple, most of the holidays are from other countries. By doing this, I worked with ingredients that were more uncommon and learned a few techniques I wouldn’t have otherwise.
To complete my capstone, the first thing I did was find a different holiday for every month. Once I had done this, I looked to see what different things I could make. I had to find things that would pertain to the holidays in the corresponding country, but was still something in my skill set and appetizing to people here in the United States. Making the treats delicious for people in the US was important to me because there are many people who limit their flavors to chocolate and vanilla, but I wanted to show that new things may be just as good or even better. Once I had laid out a few recipes, I began making them week by week; trying one recipe per week. If the recipe did not work out, I would either try to remake it that day if there were enough ingredients left over or I would try to make it again the following week. When I was at least a little satisfied with a product, I would bring it to school so people could try them and give me feedback. Manna was especially helpful with this because she was very honest and not afraid to tell me when something had a weird taste or needed something extra.
In order to keep on schedule, I made a timeline and had notifications sent to my phone that told me the agenda of each week. I also had the entirety of May for revisions.
My biggest obstacle was the green tea cupcake for Independence Day in Morocco, which symbolized their national drink; green tea with mint. I probably tried this cupcake about 5 times before deciding to try something else, which took a large chunk of my time. The first cupcake came out too dense for my liking, so I tried a different recipe and even considered using the base mix for my mint cake. This used mostly egg whites to make the cake very light and fluffy. I also could not find matcha, or green tea powder; I could only find instant green tea, which has the flavor, but is mostly composed of sugar. Therefore, every time I made the cake, the flavor was not as strong as I wanted it to be. In the end, I decided to just make my own peppermints to focus more on the mint aspect of the national drink. To complete my capstone, I used a lot of cooking blogs. Usually I would trust food network or some other big name cooking company more than food blogs, but the recipes for the big companies were more complex than they needed to be or they simply did not have what I was looking for. The food blogs had innovative recipes that I could work off of, even if I had to modify these recipes more. I even used a few foreign blogs that used the metric system. I had to convert different ingredients into the imperial system, which is really risky especially when it comes to baking powder. In order to do this, I also had to use online converters.
I am most proud of my entire final product. I was able to pull everything together and even though I had some trouble, I was able to have at least one recipe for every month. I am also very proud of my recipe for September. I didn’t really find a holiday that took my interest in September that did not take place in a country I had already focused on, so, since it is my birthday month, I included a recipe that I had developed myself. It does not appeal to everyone and it may contain an acquired taste, but nonetheless I am still proud of it because there are some who do like it. When it comes to baking, I feel like as long as something is liked by someone, it was worth making.
From this capstone, I learned how to manage my time well for a long term project. I also learned that it is best to leave a gap of time for revision to make up for mistakes and obstacles that may prevent a timely finish.
If I could do this all over again, I would start earlier and I would look at more video tutorials on certain techniques, such as folding and creaming. I would probably find a way to link the recipes better by maybe having a common theme or sticking to one place. I was not able to include as much information as I wanted to because I had limited space and I didn’t want whole pages filled with information. In my eyes, having full pages of written information would take down the creative aspect of my final product.
I made SLA a better place by encouraging people to try different things. People usually only want mundane things that could be bought from anywhere or made with a pre-made mix, but I wanted to encourage diversity when it came to the things they ate. Usually when I had people taste test things for me, they either did not really like that certain thing, they had never had it or were reluctant to try it. I, however, wanted different views on different items and so I pressured people to try things. Even if it is not something they would eat on a regular basis or something they would choose over their favorites, at least they had tried them.
Para este proyecto, tuvimos que ver películas que son sobre acontecimientos de guerras. En cada película tuvimos que buscar ejemplos de derechos de humanos que fue violador y/o defender.
La película se trata de una guerra civil en los 1980s en El Salvador. Los niños en El Salvador pueden participar en la guerra cuando tienen 12 años. El personaje principal es un niño se llama Chava. Chava es de la clase obrera y es “el hombre de la casa” porque su padre abandonó la familia. No obstante Chava tiene mucho ámino. Chava tiene 11 años y en unas meses él tendrá 12 años. El tio de Chava es un soldado rebel y él quiere Chava participar con los rebeldes para escapar los soldados de El Salvador. Pero hay tensión entre de la mama de Chava y el tio porque la mama no está de acuerdo con los elecciones del tio. Cuando los soldados están reclutar niños para la guerra, Chava y sus compañeros planean evitar los soldados. Los niños esconder en los techos cuando los soldados están buscando para niños reclutar. Pero hay niños quien no reciben la mensaje y ellos se tomaron por los soldados.
Derecho a la educación:
No a la esclavitud:
Para mi, este derecho significa que una persona no puede hacer algo en contra de por su propia voluntad. Por ejemplo, si esta cosa es un tipo de labor, la persona tiene que recibir dinero por el labor o el labor tiene que ser el trabajo de un voluntario. El otro ejemplo es que si una person trabajan demasiado por poco dinero.
Yo aprendí que en un tiempo muy agobiado, la gente se olvidarán de proteger los derechos de los otros personas. Hay poco o no seguridad por la gente en un área de guerra y hay muchas cosas en estos lugares que están muy equivocadas. Me da miedo pensar que un tiempo de guerra cambiar la vida de una persona en un forma que este persona no puede caminar en una calle sin una amenaza. Puedo ver por qué los lugares de guerra no tienen esperanza pero las personas en estos lugares se tratan de vivir como no hay una guerra. Eso es ridículo pero por el otro lado, vivir como no hay una guerra es la manera sola.
By doing this particular project, I hoped to improve my baking skills and continue my family legacy in baking. I also wanted to be influenced by, not only my own culture, but also cultures from all over the world. Below, I included the product from all my research, experimentation, and design; my recipe book.
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Veo dos ángeles. Un ángel es un mujer y ella tiene colores brillantes como blanca, dorado y plateado. El otro ángel es un hombre y tiene colores apagados como café, gris y bronce. La mujer tiene piel y alas perfectos y el hombre se parece roto. La mujer tiene pelo blanco y corto. Él tiene alas de metal con diseños magníficas. La mujer tiene una luz brillante. Él ángel con los colores apagados se parece él es un parte de la pared. Él hombre tiene alambres en su cuerpo y tiene metal en su cabeza. Los dos son en el piso y en el fondo es una pared de metal en la forma de un círculo. El tono de la obra es triste con un sensación de pérdida.
En 1973, fue muchas manifestaciones para derrocar Salvador Allende. Salvador Allende fue un socialista y quiso todos ser igual; fue un igualitario. Los izquierdistas quisieron Allende tener poder y tuvieron protestas contra de un gobierno por los momios. Los izquierdistas quisieron el mismo como Allende pero los momios, yo incluye, quisimos tener todo el dinero que podríamos tener. Muchos momios quiere Pinochet tomar poder en nuestras patria. La tensión entre los momios y los izquierdistas es grandísimo.
La mujer en la obra tiene la piel dorada y perfecta. Para mi, simboliza perfección y pureza. La mujer tiene alas plateadas también, simboliza el futuro de los humanos subir en sus estados. Los estados futuros serán brillante y representarán la pureza de los humanos cuando obtienen este estado. La luz brillante de la mujer simboliza el futuro brillante de los humanos en un mundo nuevo.
El hombre en la obra es el ángel deshonrado. Él tiene colores apagados. Como lo veo yo, los colores simboliza un hora obscuro por los humanos. Las alas de metal simboliza la manera que la caída de el ángel obtuvió. Los diseños magníficos en las alas simbolizan la complejidad de vida por los humanos en el mundo viejo. Las alambres en el cuerpo simbolizan lo que paró los humanos en la meta de ellos obtener paz por el mundo. La metal en la cabeza simboliza la manera los humanos pensaron; los humanos crearon que machinas y otras complejidades ayudarían en sus metas.
La mujer abraza el hombre y el hombre está triste. Esta acción simboliza que el mundo tiene que reparar el mundo viejo. El mundo viejo está roto porque los ideas y metas son inútil. El mundo nuevo será perfecto y pureza. En total, para mi, este obra simboliza que el gobierno nuevo reparará el gobierno viejo. Así lo veo: el gobierno viejo es un problema y el gobierno nuevo tiene ideas y metas reparar el gobierno viejo.
Este obra se hace sentir que el futuro será brillante y todos que estuvo equivocado reparará.
Escogí este obra porque me inspira la imágen. Es muy bonita y unica. Me encanta las diferencias de los dos ángeles y que los dos pueden representar dos mundos muy diferentes. Desde mi punto de vista, este obra representa el desbalance de las ideas de dos perspectivas diferentes, el viejo y el nuevo, en una manera bien.
Aprendí que él fue el presidente de Venezuela pero él hizo una ley entonces él podría presidente siempre sin las eleccións.
Ahora, pienso que soy la oposición pero soy más en el medio. No voto por él si fueras Venezolan porque él intentó ser presidente siempre y quiso tener un golpe. Para mi él parece insincero.
No hay mucho grafiti en mi barrio, pero hay delito. No hay muchos murales tampoco, pero no hay muchos paredes vacías pintar. El lugar de mi mural estará a bajo un puente que está cerca de los estadios. La área es muy desnuda y industrial. Es un lugar donde muchos turistas tendrán a pasar. Pienso que si turistas están pasando, debería ser bonita hacer un impresión en las personas que visitan Filadelfia.
Para mi, el arte es una expresión de una persona. Algunos pueden usar el arte expresar un mensaje y sus pensamientos. El arte es una forma apoderar artistas y la gente quién ve el arte. El propósito del arte es dar mensajes a la gente con pocos o nunca palabras.
Mi mural es arte porque es una expresión de mi y tiene un mensaje importante de mi comunidad. Mi obra simboliza a mi también porque me gusta expresar yo mismo con muchos colores y imágenes brillantes y únicos y uso estos en mi mural.
El arte público es importante a la gente. Hoy muchas personas no quieren leer algún con muchas palabras o no saben leer algún en lo más mínimo pero ellos verán una pintura muy bonita. El arte público presentar valores importantes a las comunidades en una forma que no tiene palabras. Para la gente que no quiere leer o no sabe leer, murales son formas excelentes presentar valores importantes. El arte público es llamativo.
Mi mural tiene muchas fotos de todos. Tiene diseños, colores, texturas, flores, plantas y ropa. Los imágenes son en la forma de pedazos de un rompecabezas. A la cofa de mi mural está la palabra “diversidad” en fuentes diferentes. Quise mi mural simbolizar diversidad y cómo todos las personas son juntos, pero son individuales. Todos los pedazos son diferente y caben junto. Quise los colores brillantes porque personas tienen personalidades brillantes. Hay unos colores sosos representar personas quién tiene personalidades más sutil. Quise muchos colores diferentes para enseñar que las personalidades de personas son muy distincta. Mi mensaje es que aunque personas son diferentes, todos son juntos.
Pienso que mi mural tiene el papel del arte público. Mi mural puede ser algo llamativo. El obra tiene una palabra sola y tiene un mensaje importante de mi comunidad. No hay muchos murales en mi barrio entonces un mural muy brillante e imaginativo será apreciado por muchas personas.
Me encanta me obra. Mi mural tiene todos me encantan como colores brillantes e imágenes originales y únicas. Pienso que es un muy buen representación de diversidad porque todos en la obra es diferente como gente. Todos las personas son diferentes y tienen pensamientos y sueños diferentes. Espero que todos pueden ver a mi mural y encontrar algo les encanta.
Este ubicación es un buen lugar por un mural porque en este ubicación es muy feo y desnudo. Este lugar es cerca de los estadios y todos es muy industrial. A mi, este ubicación necesita más color porque muchas turistas van a este ubicación y un area que es muy industrial no es atractivo.
Ubicado en 3201 N 5th St
3 Cosas que este mural revela sobre la comunidad:
Un valor de la comunidad es tradición.
La comunidad se aprecia naturaleza.
La comunidad tiene muchas memorias.
2 objectos encontrados en el mural:
jardín con flores
1 razón que es significativo para esta comunidad:
Es significativo porque hay muchas tradiciones que los adultos en la comunidad tiene y es importante que los niños tienen tradiciones también.
Sweet Mixed Meat Sauce
1.5 lbs ground beef
2 packets of onion soup mix (one box usually contains two packets)
2 cloves of garlic
2 twenty-six oz bottles of traditional tomato sauce
1/4 cup of sugar
6 Italian sausages (approx. 12 oz)
1 tsp of worcestershire or A1 sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground peppercorn
1 medium-sized bell pepper (green or red; green was used)
1 medium-sized yellow onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp basil
2 skillets (or one that is washed for each meat, one non-stick skillet was used)
2 spatulas (or one that is washed for each meat)
A few cutting knives
A wooden spoon
Measuring spoons and cups
1. Begin to brown the ground beef in a skillet on medium high heat2. While browning the meat, add one packet of onion soup mix and 1 tsp of Worcestershire or A1 sauce.
3. Add two bottles of 26 oz traditional tomato sauce to a slow cooker (crockpot), set on low heat.
4. Mince two cloves (or as much as desired) of fresh garlic
5. Once the beef is browned, drain the meat, then add it to the crockpot with the sauce, stir well
6. Remove the casing on the Italian sausage.7. Separate the sausage meat the best you can and put the sausage into the skillet on medium-high heat and brown the sausage while chopping it with the spatula.
8. Add a few bay leaves, the salt, pepper and sugar to the sauce and stir well.
9. Cut 1/2 of a medium-sized pepper into fine cubes and add it to the crockpot
10. Cut 1/2 of a medium-sized onion and add this to the crockpot also, stir well
11. Add the second packet of onion soup mix to the sauce, stir
12. Add garlic powder and basil to the sauce
13. Let the sauce simmer on low heat for about an hour while stirring occasionally.
2 boxes of thin spaghetti
A big pot
1. Fill a big pot mostly with water and let it boil
2. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, gradually add the spaghetti noodles
3. Stir occasionally to make sure that the noodles do not stick to the bottom or the sides of the pot
4. Remove the pot from the heat once the noodles are soft and drain the water5. Top with warm sauce
Analysis:Most of the meal is processed. Regarding the meats, the ground beef is a whole food, but I'm with the sausage, since seasonings were added to it inside the casing, I believe that would be processed. The tomato sauce that we used is processed, but we used fresh vegetables in the sauce. The spaghetti noodles would be processed, since they are made from other things.
I'm not sure how to evaluate the meal seeing as there are some aspects that would be difficult to factor into the things we do have labels for. I believe that there would be a high sodium, fat and sugar count though seeing as pasta sauces are naturally salty, there is a lot of meat and there was extra sugar added. If this meal was eaten everyday I believe someone would have high blood pressure and an increased risk of diabetes because of the salt, sugar and fat.
A lot of the ingredients in the meal are processed, so this could affect the air quality of the environment. When foods are processed, since they need additional time to process, factories use up more energy. The energy used is most likely generated through methods that involve fossil fuels. When this fossil fuels are used they release toxins and pollutants into the air.
Fast food uses a lot of undesirable ingredients and things that are not supposed to be digested by the human body in their products, whereas this has nothing of the sort. A home-cooked meal is easier to monitor and to adjust to someone's diet, but this is more difficult in the fast food business. There may be a low-calorie choice in a fast food restaurant, but that does not mean that there is less fat, sodium, or sugar,. With this meal, it would be easy to adjust to make it so that there would be less fat, sodium and sugar; simply by buying lean meat, adding less salt and using ingredients that have less salt and not adding sugar (the sauce tastes delicious without it, too!).
Green Peppers are in season in warmer months. If I grew these myself, then I would only be able to use them during that time. However, the fact that they can be bought year-round means that they would either be grown in a different country and shipped or they would be kept in a type of greenhouse and forced to grow all year round. When the peppers are shipped from other countries, a lot of gas; fossil fuels are required in order to get it to the supermarket. If the peppers are forced to grow all year round, they may not have a flavor as good as the flavor they would have during warmer months; when they are supposed to be grown. On the spaghetti noodle box, there are ingredients that are unknown to me; if they are common things, they have crazy names or they are just things used in a factory. Spaghetti noodles could be made at home with simple ingredients. Since the spaghetti noodles are processed in a factory, energy is used and so are ingredients that are not found in a common kitchen. The energy would contribute to the problem with fossil fuels. The fact that there are ingredients included that are uncommon in a normal, means that these ingredients could be things that do more than just the basic functions of normal ingredients or are not meant to be in a normal household. If I made the spaghetti noodles myself, I would recognize all the ingredients that I would have to use by name and would not have to question the other functions of these ingredients.
I believe my role in the larger food system is to simply be a consumer. There’s a reason as to why things are labeled and boxed the way they are; t attract the eye of others. If I do not prepare and package these products than I am the eye they are catching.
The biggest problems I see with the food system are that there are many things we are not told about it. Many people do not know where their food comes from or how it is processed. If more people knew the story behind their food; where it comes from, what is in it and how it is made, I think more people would be aware of what they are eating and would eat less of it or invest in better choices. However, people are not aware of what they are eating, they do not know what they are taking into their bodies and therefore we, as a people, are unhealthy. If the ingredients of food were written in layman's terms, I believe a considerable amount of people would take the time to look at the food labels.
I could not snack as much or find healthier snacks. The impact of these choices would be that I would eat a lot less sugar, msg, sodium and food dyes. I am willing to make this change and have already partially done so; instead of eating gummy worms or a bag of chips, I will usually buy granola or a trail mix.
La película es controvertida porque tiene los temas polémicos tales como: la religión y el gobierno, el significado de la vida, y la ley y las morales. El tema de la religión y el gobierno es un tema polémico porque muchas personas creen que la religión es más importante del gobierno y otras personas creen que el gobierno es más importante de la religión. El tema del significado de la vida es un tema polémico porque todas las personas tienen opiniones diferentes sobre el valor de la vida y cómo una persona vive su vida. Algunas personas creen que la vida es un derecho pero otros creen que la vida es un privilegio y morir por su propia voluntad es mal. El tema de la ley y las morales es un tema polémico porque alguno gente creen que las morales son más importante de la ley, por lo tanto una persona romperá una ley realizar sus morales aunque la cosa es ilegal. Pero hay otras personas que están en contra de sus morales obedecer las leyes en el gobierno.
Para la sociedad, estas preguntas abren debates feroces porque todos tienen sus opiniones diferentes y nadie están de acuerdo. La gente no sabe si creería en el gobierno o si creería en sus morales o la religión. A mi me parece que religión y el gobierno son dos cosas diferentes. Todos tienen que obedecer las leyes del gobierno pero la gente tiene muchos religiones diferentes y todas las religiones tienen morales diferentes. Si dejaríamos religión influir temas legales, algun gente tendría que respetar las temas que no está de acuerdo.
Como lo veo yo, el significado de una persona es una decisión de este persona. Si la persona quiere vivir, viviría y si la persona quiere morir, moriría. La decisión de la persona vivir o morir es la elección de la persona. La decisión de Ramón no fue inmoral porque él quiso morir. Era lúcido e inteligente y él no vio la dignidad en su vida mientras fue en el estado de un tetrapléjico. Sin embargo, la pena de muerte no es justa pero no es un crimen también. La persona no tiene una decisión sobre su vida pero es el gobierno que quiere la persona morir.
Me gusta la película. Para mi, la película de Alejandro Amenábar es dramática, interesante y importante. La actuación del reparto fue muy bien. Me encanta la actuación de Javier Bardem. Él tuve emoción muy bien y realista; desde mi punto de vista, él representó su papel muy bien. Pienso que la premisa de la película fue importante a sociedad y el gobierno. Aunque la tema de eutanasia y la muerte no es el centro de debate en el mundo, hay personas quién se sientan que la tema es importante en sus vidas. Muchos personas no piensan sobre este tema y es importante que la gente sabe lo que es en su mundo. Me gusta la cinematografía en la película, especialmente el marco del dormitorio de Ramón. El dormitorio fue desordenado y tuve muchas cosas aunque Ramón no pude mover. El dormitorio simboliza el estado de mente de Ramón. La mente de Ramón es lúcida y Ramón puede hacer muchos cosas aunque él es un tetrapléjico. Me encanta los flashbacks porque dijeron el cuento sin palabras.
The theme of my creative project is “secrets and their consequences.” I got this point across by making a succession of heart drawings that could represent how secrets could affect a person. The first is a heart that has a lock and chain on it. As a caption for the picture I have, “Hold them back, seal them away.” This symbolizes someone who has a secret; they would try to hide it from the world, and in the process, they would hide themselves and their true feelings away. The second heart has a lock pointing towards the lock and chain. The caption I have is, “Prying eyes see through the lies.” This symbolizes people who may try to see past the exterior of a person and potentially find their secret. On the third heart, the lock is unlocked and the chain is falling. The caption is, “Collapse in character, lapse in security.” This symbolizes what happens when someone is afraid that someone may know their secret. They may become paranoid and start acting out of character because they are afraid they could not hide their secret. The fourth heart is on fire. The caption is, “The guilt burns; the heart’s an inferno.” This symbolizes the guilt someone would experience while holding the secret. It would feel like the secret is burning them from the inside out. The last picture is a pile of ash. The caption I have is, “Destroyed from the inside out, scorched soul, blackened reputation.” This symbolizes someone after they have held their secret for so long. Either they would feel terrible about holding that secret or someone would find out about their secret and no longer trust them; it would ruin what others think of them.
The first thing I drew was the heart. I didn’t mean for it to come out as detailed as it did, in fact I only wanted it to be a simple line drawing, so I would be able to draw it over and over again. Since it came out as shaded as it did and I didn’t feel like I would be able to replicate it, I had to find another way to produce my transitional pictures. On a separate piece of paper, I drew an outline of the heart. I did this for each different drawing. I drew the object that would lay on top of the heart or around it; the chain and lock, key, and fire. I cut the pictures out and lay them on top of the drawing to take pictures of them. The corners of the little pictures kept curling up, however, and it would have been difficult to scan them with my scanner because the pictures would fall off. This caused me to have to find another way to get the pictures onto the hearts. I thought about tape, but it would show up in the picture. So I decided to try using plastic wrap. I pulled the plastic wrap taut around the heart picture and glued the little pictures on top. It still showed up a little in the pictures, but it looked better than I though the tape would.
I think, despite all the challenges I had to overcome, that the heart drawings came out well. They were not what I had pictured, but I am still proud of how they came out and how I figured out a way to overcome the challenges.
I feel like I could have found a better way to add the pictures onto the heart. Though the plastic wrap was efficient, it still shows up a little in the pictures. If I would’ve had more time to edit, I would have tried to add the pictures on digitally, so they still had the stand out effect that I aimed for after the heart came out very realistic (cartoonish vs. realistic), but so that it looked much cleaner than it does.
If I could do it all over again, I would try to make a simpler heart drawing, so it would be easier to replicate it and add things onto it. If I were not producing the heart drawings, I would make a succession of different drawings instead, this way I would not have to be worry about the sizing of the picture and how similar they look to the others, as I had to do with the heart drawing.
Si estuviera en esta situación, seguiría ellos ver más evidencia. Me sentiría confundido y no tendría confianza en Susana.
Diría algo a Susana porque ella está equivocada hacer eso a Pedro.
Diría algo a Pedro porque él necesita saber lo que Susana está haciendo.
Trataría de ayudar porque amigos ayudan amigos y si Pedro y Susana se enamoran, su relación es muy importante.
Me recomendaría que Pedro se hablan Susana y tratan de buscar una solución.
Yo, en su lugar, hablaría con Susana tratar de ver lo que es su problema.
Mi nombre es Sabrina. Soy huraña porque no hablo mucho con gente. Me importa mi familia porque me ayuda con todos. Tengo confianza en los dibujos que hago. En el futuro, quisiera estar orgullosa de las cosas que hice. Me molestan mucho mentirosos porque es importante decir la verdad. No creo en la personalidad narcisista porque es importante cuidar a los demás. Sueño con pasarlo bien en mi vida porque no tengo mucho divertida en este momento. Tengo miedo de estar deprimida porque me importa estar feliz y tranquila. Me siento agobiada cuando tengo mucha tarea en el fin de semana.
Soy una chica y soy mulata. Tengo dieciocho años, pero, sorprendentemente, se dice que parezco tener doce años. Tengo los ojos cafés y en las formas de almendrados. Soy más o menos baja. Mi pelo es café y rizado. Mi pelo tiene reflejos rosas también. Tengo dedos largos y manos más o menos pequeñas. Soy diestro. Llevo gafas negros con rayas blancas. Cuando recuerdo, llevo pulseras azules para la buena suerte. Me encanta llevar ropa con colores muy brillantes o colores muy obscura.Los demás dicen que soy graciosa. Es todo lo contrario. Para mi, soy muy seria y no puedo decir una broma. Por otro lado, los demás dicen que soy madura e independiente. Es todo la verdad porque me gusta hacer cosas sola y no me gusta pedir por ayuda. Los demás dicen que soy trabajadora también. Es más o menos verdad. A veces no me siento muy productiva y me siento perezosa. No obstante, otras veces me gusta trabajar y puedo trabajar por horas.
Los demás dicen que soy artística. Es todo la verdad. Me encanta dibujar pero no puedo pintar. Me encanta el arte y me inspiran los murales y la arquitectura en Filadelfia. Me encanta hacer cosas nuevas y llamativas. Me encanta dibujar y en mi arte, yo incluyo muchos colores brillantes cuando puedo. Si no puedo, me gusta dibujar con lápiz solo.
Los demás dicen que soy callada. Es más o menos verdad. Me gusta hablar con mis amigos pero cuando estoy en grupos grandes, me siento nerviosa que mi voz no es bastante fuerte. A veces, puedo ser distraída pero recordaré a una vez durante el día. Me encanta caminar y fantasear. Quiero escribir mis fantasías pero la mayor parte del tiempo, no recuerdo que fantaseé. Por lo general, soy muy introvertida. Por la mayor parte, soy tranquila pero a veces me siento agobiada cuando tengo demasiado trabajo.
Según dice soy muy paciente e intelectual también. Es más o menos verdad. A veces soy poder muy impaciente; me gusta hacer actividades y otras cosas muy rápida. Me siento que no hay mucho tiempo siempre. Otras veces me importa hacer actividades muy lentamente. No obstante, me siento insegura con mi inteligencia. Me siento intelectual, en las materias de literatura y escritura especial. Me siento confianza con mi escritura y me encanta leer y pensar. Estoy leyendo siempre sobre algo. Por otro lado, en las clases de ingeniería y historia no me siento intelectual suficiente. Nunca tengo que pensar sobre las cosas de ingeniería, me siento insegura con mi inteligencia en ése clase. Para mi historia es muy aburrida, hay demasiado citas y acontecimientos recordar.
Quiero ser psicóloga clínica en el futuro. Me encanta ayudar otros con sus problemas y creo que psicología es muy interesante. Hay muchos campos de psicología y hay muchas carreras por el conocimiento psicólogos tienen. Tengo muchos selecciones y me siento muy optimista sobre mi futuro. Mi meta en mi vida es ayudar gente, es todo lo que quiero.
Here's the Alchemist's POV:
"There is so much death. We, as humans, are weak and succumb to our mortal illnesses. We are kept in the dark that is our ignorance, but we need to make our path towards enlightenment. Until we reach albedo and ultimately rubedo, we shall be kept in that dark. If we don’t triumph over our ignorance, we shall stay there forever. If panacea and prima materia are not unveiled by discovery, we will never find our way out of this abyss.
So, now I begin my work. Many of us are unknowledgeable to the facts of life and the development of spiritual objects that will lead to the revolution of Gnostic Anthropos, the perfect being. I, however, have educated myself. I know of what needs to be done. Though it is the process that worries me. The paths that I take, the recipes I create and the decisions I make can ultimately impact mankind. I will not only improve life, but I will also rid the world of the fear of death, by illness and old age."
(Note: Albedo and Rubedo are basically the sunrise.)
Blackness: symbolizes the initial state of chaos; prima materia.
Prima Materia: Prime matter; the Philosopher's Stone (lapis philosophorum). Everything is believed to come from prima materia.
Theory of Conjunction: the union of things, such as opposites.
Gnostic Anthropos: the divine man; considered to be Adam.
Water: everything is just water and everything is contained in water. Philosophical water is different from ordinary water, but real water can be philosophical water.
Fire: believed to play the same role as water. Resides in the Hermetic Vessel, which must be round, yet egg-shaped. The roundness is to symbolize the cosmos, so that the stars would influence a successful operation.
Prima materia or the philosopher's stone is considered a "hermaphrodite" because it can contain both philosophical gold and golden glass or malleable glass. It was also thought that prima materia contained one or two parts water and fire (theory of conjunction). These are antagonists, but many believe they are one in the same, that they were definitely in the stone and that they were needed to bring about transformation.
The following drawing is my representation of the vessel for philosophical fire.
I am actually reading The City of Bones for the second time and have recommended it to many of my friends! It's a part of a series called, "The Mortal Instruments" which is still on-going (the 5th book came out late last month!). There is also a pre-series (the 3rd book comes out in September!) and another series is also springing from this author based in the same world. I recommend this to everyone, basically because it drops you into this world, but you are seeing it with different eyes. Cassandra Clare has created a whole new world within our own and has developed it so well, that it is believable, though the series is clearly fantasy. I love these books and just about all of them!
Here's a short excerpt:
"A low laugh sounded behind him, and now there were hands on him, hauling him upright, throwing him against one of the concrete pillars. He could feel the damp stone under his back. His hands were pulled behind him, his wrists bound with wire. As he struggled, someone walked around the side of the pillar into his view: a boy, as young as Isabelle and just as pretty. His tawny eyes glittered like chips of amber. "So," the boy said. "Are there any more with you?"
The blue-haired boy could feel blood welling up under the too-tight metal, making his wrists slippery. "Any other what?"
"Come on now." The tawny-eyed boy held up his hands, and his dark sleeves slipped down, showing the runes inked all over his wrists, the back of his hands, his palms. "You know what I am."
Far back inside his skull, the shackled boy's second set of teeth began to grind.
"Shadowhunter," he hissed.
The other boy grinned all over his face. "Got you," he said."
My point of divergence is during Paul Revere's midnight ride. There is a point in which he came across a couple of British officers on horseback and had to evade them. He really had managed to, but I changed it so they had actually caught him. As a result of this, the future I envisioned is the United States remaining a British territory and potentially being called British America. This came to be because Paul Revere was making the ride to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were coming to arrest them due to their involvement in a potential rebellion. Since Paul Revere never reached his destination, I made it so Adams and Hancock got arrested. Adams was an avid leader when it came to the rebellion and Hancock was an rich and influential man (who was going to be elected to be President of the Continental Congress the month after he escaped arrest), so I made it so that when people heard about them being arrested (due to being exposed by a British spy, who had reported to British General Thomas Gage) they began to get suspicious of everyone and could not organize themselves enough to start a full-on rebellion.
I liked that this project called for a little bit of story-telling and gives a view as to how a butterfly effect can happen. I think the most challenging was making the story believable; there could be many loopholes of what could have happened instead of what you want to happen and you have to be sure to cover everything. The most interesting fact I uncovered was that Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Paul Revere (among others) were all a part of a group called the Mechanics who organized rebellions and plans to achieve freedom from the British and that there were really spies in their midst. In fact, the only reason why Adams and Hancock were to be arrested is because a spy discovered that they were powerful leaders who lead rebellious attacks and were a danger to British rule. The spy reported to General Thomas Gage, and he organized their arrest.
The actions of individuals impact the historical record because a lot of history deals with a group of people and a leader or numerous leaders. Whether or not the people follow a leader affects the course of history and the side the people are on also affects history. If a leader didn't step forward to guide people, then the majority would probably be afraid to step forth and make a change. Systemic changes impact the historical record because systemic changes is what usually leads to a change in the people, in general. For example, one of the reasons colonists began to retaliate against the British is because they were being taxed quite obscenely and though they were being taxed, they weren't being represented properly. They didn't want the high taxes or want the Acts the British tried to pass that taxed them, though not directly (as the Stamp Act had), and so they started to fight against their rule and the colonies started to establish their own mini-governments. One decision could change everything in history, especially if the choices are worlds apart. One decision could impact how things are handled and what happens to certain people. The decision hold even more power if it is from a very influential person who is high on the social ladder.
I think the project could be improved by giving us a set presentation style. I feel like I didn't really know where to go when it came to presenting the project and I wasn't entirely sure as to how long it should be or if I was adding things that weren't needed. If I had to do it over, I would read the history around the revolution (and that time period in general) because though I knew a lot about it, I wanted to go back and check everything and in the end, I actually had to alter my point of divergence and explain a lot of history that I didn't expect to explain.
In case the pages cannot be seen:
I'm not too good at abstract, so for my first drawing, I tried drawing a ballerina. I usually try figure drawings to try to improve the proportions I use in my drawings and to try to develop my own technique when drawing clothing.
I stuck with drawing ballerinas and attempted to display abstract motion. I tried to add some color to the drawing to display a mix of emotion and a type of path of movement. I first drew the piece in pencil, then colored the ballerina silhouettes with permanent marker.
I wanted to practice drawing features and shading on faces. The face I drew isn't proportionate; it was my way of practicing the way the features look (I feel like I am still terrible at drawing lips) and practicing the shading, particularly around the eye area.
I wanted to draw something different than what I usually do, so I tried to draw something that is like a graphic. I really wanted to draw a fountain pen, so I let that influence my drawing. It was mainly black, so I decided to add drops of red ink on the pen.
I wanted to do something colorful, so I drew the dark magician girl. I didn't want to use things that I had at my disposal, so I actually colored it using highlighters and pens.
I saw a picture like this online. There was more to it, but I've been wanting to draw an owl, it was only in black and white and I wanted to add a lot of color. I drew the owl by sight, then inked in the lines with sharpie and colored it in with colored pencils.
I was drawing a face, but I found that I could not draw eyes that I felt fit the face right, so I decided to make it kind of abstract by coloring the girl a strange color and adding a colorful background
When I had asked him if he could answer a few questions for me, he gave really short answers at first and I had to encourage him to go into depth. I wasn't aware that I was making mistakes (I kept writing país, as páise for some odd reason) and he helped me correct them, but after a while, it started to get annoying; he seemed to correct things that didn't seem like they needed to be corrected at all.
At first it was difficult to get him to speak in complete Spanish; he loved to speak in Spanglish and I actually had to ask him if we could set aside about 10 minutes so I could ask him a few questions. I had to remind him again to speak in Spanish after my first question.
I was proud that I could hold a conversation is Spanish for so long. I actually didn't put the whole thing up, just the main points. I would like to just stick to the point next time I have a conversation; usually it gets off topic.
I spoke with a 25 year old man named Carlos Gonzales. I spoke with him because he invited me to chat on Sharedtalk.
What did you learn about the person? What did you learn from the person?
I learned that he is from Santiago, Chile. From him, I learned that there is also a lot of crime and violence in Santiago, though tourists usually find it peaceful.
How did the interaction help you with your personal goals?
I want to learn about the daily life in other countries, mainly because when I picture other countries, I think of them as being way different from the US, but this is not the case. So, in talking with Carlos, I proved, even more, that other countries are very like the US and there is just as much violence, though we may think not.
What did you do well to achieve your personal goals? What do you need to improve on to achieve your personal goals?
I did well with finding a person who had a lot of information. I chatted with a few other people, but Carlos had provided me with the most information about his country and the life there. I think I could've done better by finding more than one source; maybe getting more than one perspective.
Self-Portrait: I like the shading in the picture, but it doesn't really look too much like me. I showed my mom and she said it looks like me when I was younger, so that makes me think that I see myself as younger than I really look. I really like the eyes, also. Each time I draw eyes, I think they get more and more realistic looking. I also practice drawing them in my spare time.
a. I believe the overall research went well. We found a lot of statistics and different things that we could potentially use for the info graphic, so there was a lot of freedom when deciding what to put and what to not put.
b. I believe when it came to putting the right information into the graphic we fell short. We have things that resulted in the oil spill, but not so much how it was caused or what happened afterward. I believe we needed to include more of this in the info graphic.
c. I think I would include more information about the before and after, we included a lot about what happened because of the spill, but not so much how they cleaned it up, how long it took and how much oil is still there (according to some of our sources there is still some oil remaining in the area).
d. I think we excelled in "be visual" and "be transparent." I think the "be varied" and "be smarter" elements were not as well represented. I think the "be varied" and "be smarter" elements were not as well represented because when it comes to variation, if there is too much variation things can look sloppy and they will not be consistent. So when it came to variation, it was hard to add as much due to the fear of looking sloppy or the info graphic being hard to understand. I think when it came to "be smarter" we didn't want to add too much information because it would have been overpowering and maybe even cluttered. If there was too much information, it may have been harder to understand and read.
I learned how to apply the subjunctive and present perfect tenses to the vocabulary we had learned.
How do you feel about your final project?
I feel confident about our final project, we worked really hard on it and tried to write and produce something entertaining.
If you could do your project all over again, what would you do differently/ the same?
I think I would've better memorized my lines and tried to move to more scenic locations to record.
1. We chose to do a political cartoon because we both felt we could get creative with the idea of one. By doing this, we brought both of our strengths together to produce something we thought would be a good visual representation of the points we thought were most important in the business unit.
2. EQ: What cause systemic and individual change?
Decision and action cause both systemic and individual change; decisions are made on the account of an individual and the actions made by the individual affect both the individual's system and the individual themselves. In changing the system, the individual is also changed.
3. I want to know how some American businesses become corporate; it seems a long to go.
For my internet sculpture I made Cookies&Cream cupcakes. I really love baking, but I've never really tried to make anything pretty; I just focused on the taste. When I made these, however, I also tried to do a little food photography. It isn't made of chemicals and inedible things like the pros do; all my cupcakes looked like this (but without the cookie on top) and I just wanted to focus on one.
Recipe is here.
For my edited photos I tried to focus a lot on lighting and color. I basically took pictures of random things that probably wouldn't be looked at twice and added cool effects to them. In one picture, I took a photo of a ring of mine and tried to try something new (for me) by making a type of fantasy scenery using it.
For my copy a master picture, I copied a print by Yoshitaka Amano, who did a lot of art for Final Fantasy and a few different anime series.
I didn't get to the bike, but I did a few other pictures in my own time. Two are from the anime "Black Butler" and the other two are free styles I had done when I was experimenting with the human figure, but these are more cartoony.
Por crear el PSA, la cosa más importante que aprendí fue una persona puede hacer un diferencia.
Me gusta el PSA de mi grupo porque el PSA es bajo y conciso.
Si pudiera hacer el proyecto otra vez, yo cambiaría las frases en el video; para hacer las frases más detallada.
Keiren reached into the locker he had rented at the recreation center, locker 13. His back was to me, he pulled something towards him and froze. His shoulders stiffened.
“What is it? What’s wrong?” I asked.
He turned and looked at me while holding something out. There were two of them; little bronze, metal hearts with gears showing. They were both on bronze chains.
“Do you know what these are? Or how they got here? I’ve never found anything in this locker before and I always rent this one out.” He stated.
“Maybe someone else rented it and accidentally left them; they could be best friends necklaces or something. See how they’re identical?”
“But what’s with the numbers?” He asked.
If you looked really close at the hearts, you could see numbers through gaps, on three of the gears.
“It looks like a date. What’s the sense of having that, time moves faster than the days do. Most people carry watches that only show the date as an extra feature, not as something primary.”
“Why’s it frozen on that one date?” He questioned. “It isn’t today’s date.”
“Maybe the...batteries died.” EHHHH, wrong. I could hear the buzzers going off in my head. I turned one of the hearts over in my hand. There was no battery cover, nor anywhere to fit a battery. Maybe it’s solar-powered? There aren’t any little black squares to collect the sun’s energy with, so no. That couldn’t be it.
“Maybe it’s a type of remembrance thing, ya’know so the owner could remember an important moment in time?” Keiren suggested.
“I don’t think so. It looks...too complicated for that.” There was a little button on the lower end of the right side of the heart and two on the top left. I tapped the left side button that was closer to the bottom. It made a clicking noise and changed to today’s date.
“Hey. The date on mine just changed to today. Like magically.”
I bet it was because I pressed the button on mine. I pressed the lone button that was located to the right. It moved a year backwards.
“Did anything happen to yours?” I asked Keiren.
“Yeah, the year changed to last year, that was weird.”
“Every time I change something on the one I have, yours changes, too. Hm, curiouser and curiouser.” When I looked back down, I saw that there was a light in the middle of the heart that glowed bright green. “Hm, what’s this?”
“It’s glowing...look so is yours!”
He looked down at the heart in his hands and turned it over and over, looking over every square inch to try and see what was making it glow. I decided to just push the light to see if it were some type of button.
As soon as my finger applied a slight amount of pressure, I felt like I was a ribbon being pulled behind a running child. I felt like I was being twisted this way and that, I felt like I was being waved like a flag. Everything was pitch black, then all I saw were stars that expanded so they became the light of day. I was pulled to the concrete sidewalk, like a screw to a very powerful magnet. I wobbled slightly and steadied myself as I came to a stop that left my head spinning. I heard a snap and Keiren landed next to me with his hand on his head. He almost fell over as he tried to steady himself as I just had.
“What was that?” He asked with a slight slur. He, then shook his head and asked again more clearly.
“I don’t know. What I want to know is how we’ve gotten outside. I don’t remember stepping through those doors.” I said matter-of-factly hitching a thumb at the doors of the old recreation center that loomed behind us. We both looked around. Things looked a little different. Where was the bench that was out outside last month? They couldn’t have brought it in already; the nice weather just started. There was a newspaper booth behind us. It looked old and rusted, though a new one had been bought about 3 months ago. It was supposed to be shiny and red, with maybe only a few scratches or evidence of wear. I felt a pull towards it.
“Hey, can you grab a paper?” I asked Keiren as I turned to look at him.
“A paper? For what?”
“I don’t know. I just want a paper, can you get one, please?”
He walked over to the old newspaper booth, grabbed a paper and handed it to me. He then walked over to the window of the recreation center and peered through. A few people were walking on the street, but no one paid us mind. I recognized them all, that’s a good sign; things couldn’t be as out of whack as they seemed.
I looked down at the paper. The news story on the cover was something about a house fire that had happened. I don’t remember hearing about this. In this small town, news traveled fast. Way too fast for my liking; if there was a fire, I probably would’ve known and there would probably be some type of donation box at the recreation center for the family. I looked at the date of the paper: “April, 15, 2010.” But today was April, 15, 2011. That is a nasty misprint; something the editors definitely wouldn’t have overlooked.
“Evie! Look here!” Keiren still had his faced pressed to the window.
“What is it?”
“Look, it’s Miss Daisy! I thought she died this past December.”
“You must be mistaken, maybe it’s someone who looks like-” but there she was. Sh even had her metal walker, which was adorned with pink tennis balls on the legs and the teddy bears attached to the top bar. She was walking slowly toward the door to the hall they reserved for bingo. She smiled at everyone who she scuttled past.
“Hi, Miss Daisy. Nice day, huh?” “Here, Miss Daisy, I’ll get the door for you.” It was definitely her. But it just couldn’t be. I backed away from the window slowly. The Pizza shop across the street had its Thursday special board hanging in the window. Today was Friday. I jogged across the street with Keiren on my heels. I went up to the shop clerk.
“Hi, how can I help you?” the clerk asked with generic happiness.
“I was wondering why the Thursday special was in the window, today’s Friday isn’t it?” I asked very quickly.
“No, today is Thursday, thanks for your concern though.” the clerk replied as she hitched a thumb towards the calendar on the wall.
I went to look at it. Sure enough the heading read: April 2010. The kittens on the calendar looked down at me with their big eyes. It felt like they were begging me to understand. I realized I still had the metal heart clutched in my hand. The smallest gear read: “4,” the middle sized one: “15” and the biggest one: “2010.” I saw Keiren’s head shoot up in surprise. He was looking at the metal heart in his hand, too. I think he came to the same realization that I had.
“Evie. I think we traveled a year in the past.”
We went over to the recreation center and sat down on the steps in front.
“I don’t understand. All I did was press a button. I didn’t turn any dials or anything. I don’t see why it would send us to today.” I said with a bit of exasperation. “And how are we going to get home, to our time, if we don’t have any clue as to how to work them?”
“Well, let’s retrace what happened before we traveled here.” Keiren said. “Ok, so first what did you do to it?”
“I pushed the bottom, left side button and it changed to today’s- well the present time’s- date. Then I pushed the right side button and the year changed to 2010.” I said with my my fingertips pressed to my temples. “Then I pushed the glowing green button. And finally we ended up here. I didn’t do anything else.”
“Maybe we should try that again. Then maybe it’ll change back to 2011. What do you think?”
“Okay, we can try. If it doesn’t show “2011” we just won’t press the green button to make us travel.”
“Alright. Sounds solid. Ready when you are.”
I nodded at him and pulled the metal heart closer to my face. I pushed the bottom left button. The heart clicked, but nothing seemed to change. Then I pushed the right side button. I stopped breathing for a moment. What if it didn’t change to 2011? What if we couldn’t figure it out? What happens if we can’t get back to our present time?
I tried willing it. I kept saying a steady mantra of “2011” under my breath. I pressed the right side button. The click seemed to echo, my eyes squeezed shut at the sound of it. Please, please, please. I carefully opened them and exhaled easily. On the biggest gear “2011” was displayed. The green light started a steady glow and I showed Keiren with a smile.
This time, he pressed the button. Then everything went pitch black and the sky ignited into stars.
We ended up back where we were; at locker #13 in the recreation center. The florescent lights were buzzing at an almost inaudible level. I was surprised that I could hear them over the sound of my beating heart. We decided not to put them back in the locker. What if someone who didn’t know how to work them found them? They’d be stuck.
“So, what should we do with them?” Keiren asked as he kicked rocks across the concrete.
“Hide them, I guess. So no one will find them. Who knows what trouble they could get into? Besides, many people today believe that wishes don’t come true.” I replied with a smile.
Keiren looked at me strangely. I looked down at my feet. I was skipping over all the lines in the sidewalk. After all, wishes really do come true. I just wanted to see my grandma. One. Last. Time. I just wished I could’ve brought her daisies.
-to have long hours
-to be treated badly by bosses
-to work in the sun
-to make only minimum wage after they collect over 2 tons of tomatoes.
Trabajar como un Recolector de Tomates es:
-tener horas largas
-recibir tratamiento malde jefes
-trabajar en el sol
-ganar soló salario minimo después recogen más de dos toneladas de tomates.
The problem with buying tomatoes from Trader Joe's is that:
-we are allowing people to pay the workers so little
-we are ignoring the rights of other human beings.
El problemo con compramos los tomates de Trader Joe's es que:
-permitimos personas pagar trabajadores malo.
-ignoramos los derechos de otras humanos.
What can we do?
-start a petition
-protest against Trader Joe's without violence
-not buy any tomatoes from Trader Joe's
¿Qué podemos hacer?
-hagamos una petición
-Protestamos contra de Trader Joe's (sin violencia)
-no comparamos tomates de Trader Joe's
To me, we just started naming possibilities out loud and what we could possibly do for the those possibilities. In the end we decided to go with the one we thought we could do the most for/ have the most fun with.
The role of the individual in creating and sustaining change is to be conscious of their opinions and to push to get them heard. Whether it's voting, protesting or attending a neighborhood committee meeting, I think an individual should get their ideas out there the best way they can to cause change and remind people why the change was made to sustain it.
I didn't know what the electoral process as before so I now know what it is and I understand what it is. I think I now know of ways the US is definitely a democracy and how certain laws and things can prohibit certain groups making sort of betray its democracy.
I believe we decided to make it simple, yet entertaining (with Kamilah's song). So we basically had something that could catch the eye with the simple logo and then had something that could hold the attention of the people with the song.
(Ms. Rachel's answers were long, so I had to summarize.)
Q: What motivated you to come out and vote?
A: I come out and vote for African-American rights. We have fought for years to gain our rights -and not only African Americans but women and the poor also. The government only listens to those who have money or are in their system. People have to realize that this isn't just a man's world anymore this is a people's world and the people should control our government.
Q: What would you like to see changed in our political system?
A: i would like to see a committee for each city, that met about once a month and reported back to the president and congress, so they could hear everyone's opinion.
Q: Do we know why we vote on Tuesday?
A: No I do not, do you know? (I responded by telling her that according to a seminar I attended the day before it was established years ago and it was because of people who traveled by horse and buggy. They made voting day on Tuesday so people who needed to travel far could do so and get back without traveling on religious days.)
Q:Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
A: I always know who I'm going to vote for.
Q: What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?
A: I would like to see Philadelphia become more economical. Right now there are a lot of people on welfare and disability and unemployment. I would like to see ways to handle these issues, a way to help people out.
2. Clear Object
During this quarter, I took a new approach to my work. Usually I work in mainly monotones, like blacks and whites and the in betweens, but instead I decided to add a bit of color, at least I did to the full figure drawing. I feel like I have a better understanding of how to draw the human body, but it's definitely something I have to work on. With my clear objects (I drew two, the sphere one is drawn with charcoal, the glass was drawn with pencil), I believe there is some things I have to work on, particularly the lighting in the glass, I think I have captured the shadows pretty well. I spent the same amount of time on both, so all in all, I believe I work better in pencil than in charcoal; I feel like I have more control over pencil markings.
For the next quarter, I plan to make my hand drawings as realistic as possible and I want to try different hand positions, instead of a classic relaxed position. I also want to try to add color to the still life; last year most if not all my drawings were only in black and white, so I want to experiment more with color.
Vengo de Filadelfia.
Yo viví en ese ciudad
todo mi vida, por muchos años
Me encanta los luces,
sonidos y edificios altos.
Yo vengo de una ciudad.
historia, arte, y música
Mi corazón vive en ese ciudad.
Mi alma pertenece.
Yo vive en una ciudad
pinta una obra maestra
de personas muchas.
Expresa se mismo.
Aceptamos todos los personas.
Yo vengo de una ciudad.
historia, arte, y música
Mi corazón vive en ese ciudad.
Mi alma pertenece.
What surprised me most about this information was how drastically the happenings in both the US and other countries could affect the immigration rate. The things that were really obvious when explaining the data set were when there were wars in different countries, the immigration rates shot up and when the US was involved in the war, they usually went down and also when there were famines or other things that obviously negatively affected the people in a different country, the immigration rates would shoot up again. In the next two decades I expect the immigration rates to be lower because of the economical situation and how easily the situation can be displayed on websites that are very popular. If people in other countries can see that we're going through an economical crisis they will also be able to see how high the unemployment rate is and how many different governmental budget cuts we are going through and they might not want to come to a country going through such hardship.
At first we were going to do a storybook type thing, but then when the instructions were clarified and we saw we had to display the events and the data, we decided to do a prezi because we could show the overall graph and put more detailed information inside it. The most challenging parts of the group work were finding a way to collaborate on the different websites. Some sites only allowed one person to work on it, so instead of all of us working on it together, at the same time, we had to take it in shifts. On prezi we had found a way to collaborate, but it took us some time to get used to it. I think if I had to do this project over, I would find a way to make it more creative or colorful or something. To me, it's a bit dry, but it's informative. We wanted to add pictures and maybe video to it, but we were short on time.
Yo viví en ese ciudad
todo mi vida.
Me encanta los luces,
sonidos y edificios altos.
Yo vengo de una ciudad.
historia, arte, y música
Mi corazón vive en ese ciudad.
Mi alma pertenece.
Yo vive en una ciudad
pinta una obra maestra
de personas muchas.
Expresa se mismo.
Aceptamos todos los personas.
Yo vengo de una ciudad.
historia, arte, y música
Mi corazón vive en ese ciudad.
Mi alma pertenece.
I am especially proud of the fact that I actually finished the song without worrying too much about fitting it to music. I know I will have to, but I had to let go of the music aspect so I wouldn't get too paranoid about it.
I anticipate changing the way the lines are organized to make them fit the beat of the song and maybe changing a few words to make it flow better.
I mainly talked about how I felt about living in the city, I stuck to the more (and maybe upmost) positive things. I chose to talk about those things because I believe that in order to know where someone came from, you have to know how they felt living there in the first place. Also when you look at travel brochures you will never see anything about crime rate or litter, so I decided to keep negative things out.
I'm not sure what type of music I want. I think I might have to try out different genres and see what would be able to fit right with my lyrics.
historia, arte, y música
Mi corazón vive en ese ciudad.
Mi alma pertenece aquí.
I wanted my refrain to give an overall idea of where I'm from and how I felt living/being from there. So, I basically wanted to just write a few short lines that gives the general idea of where I'm from and make the verses go into the detail.
I like that I started using a type of figurative language. I usually find it easy to write poetry, but thinking about writing a song usually makes me think of how hard it can be to incorporate poetry into music, so I'm just glad that I just delve into writing the refrain and didn't really think about the fact it was going to be a song.
I would like to make it longer and maybe make it a little more poetic. I think it may be too short and that there's so much more I could possibly do with it.
I found it hard to make a rhyme scheme or make a certain flow, I feel like it needs more a flow or something that will make it seem more like a song than one of my freestyle poems.
and crafts that are always home-made
I am from the non-judgmental,
yet critical, the accepting once well-known
from different standpoints that come together
in a cluttered home of knick-knacks
I am from Kinkade prints and dolls
fake flowers and a crowded curio cabinet
from decorations for memories
I am from apple dumplings
and warm vanilla pudding
from goods made from scratch
kept within the family, a box of recipes
I am from readers, writers and artists
graffiti, poetry and free-style
from horror, mysteries and thrillers
yellowed pages of passed down material
Sculpture: For my sculpture I made a nightlight. It's made out of a sewing hem, sewing blueprints, paper and foam letters. It was fun to make and I felt like I could get really creative with it. I specifically chose to make a nightlight because I had found a design on a website that looked really awesome and I remembered always having one as a child.
Pictures: I've always liked photography and I used to carry a camera with me everywhere I went. I really love taking pictures of architecture and flowers. I found that photoshopping pictures can be difficult. I wish I could've designed more complex edits, but I did what I could and combined different effects.
Artist Copy: I copied a piece by Alexander Calder using paint. His works specially caught my eye because they were very modern and geometric.
Bike Drawings: I have never drawn a bike before and I was constantly stressing about whether or not the mechanics of the bike looked right, but I kept going. To me, the hardest part of drawing the bike was putting in the spokes, they never looked right when I put them in, but I believe in the end they turned out fine.
Outside Drawing: This is a drawing of a tree outside. Since drawing every single leaf on the tree can be frustrating and way too time consuming, I drew the tree as if it had a bush of leaves, then extended the branches into each other and off the page. To me, it looks like it symbolizes the way a tree changes during the seasons.
For my artist I chose a French street artist called Monsieur Qui. I wanted to do something a little different and out of my element, so I wanted to do something dealing with street art. As I looked through some of the most famous street artist, I noticed Monsieur Qui's work. The work I based my drawings off of are kind of like calligraphy letters with a twist. I basically took the letters in his work and changed them around to make something new. I decided to do the letters because I knew I'm not very good at lettering and I wanted to challenge myself.
I still need to finish the background for Kirby (which is going to be red) and the Cheshire Cat. I also need one final character, whose background will be purple. [Thanks to everyone who helped me think of characters to draw!]
They were looking at us weird again. If I weren’t in our little circle I would have, too.
“Withagair Ithagis Shith-agee?” Asked Brittney.
Where is she?
“Ithagi dithagont nithago.” I replied.
I don’t know.
It took a while to learn how to speak it, though it was so simple, and even longer to actually speak it fluently, if you didn’t hear it in practice.
“Shith-agee sithagead shith-agee withagus cithagum mithaging ithagout tithagoo dithagay.” Giavanna stated.
She said she was coming out today.
“Ithagi nithago” Brigitte said.
Others stared as we conversed just as quickly as any other group of friends, but we were speaking Ithaguh. I now have lost just about all ability to speak it fluently, but I still understand it. Around our neighborhood, only a few others beside my friends and I knew how to speak it. We would share secrets and gossip, but only in Ithaguh, so that only we could understand each other.
We learned it fast, picked it up in a snap and by the next week, we were speaking it faster than English. If we had to ask questions they were in Ithaguh, if it only dealt with someone in our group, it was in Ithaguh, the only time we didn’t speak it was when we were in someone’s house. It was something that we claimed to be ours, something only we understood and we protected it.
There’s always a reason to develop a new language or use a language that is different than the one you normally speak. My friends and I spoke Ithaguh so another group around our neighborhood couldn’t understand us. You see, they always tried to spy on us, always tried to catch us talking about them. But we never did. We only talked about music, movies and our own business. Even though we knew we didn’t talk badly about them, we still were tired of being spied on and them trying to put their noses where they didn’t belong. So, Heather, the oldest girl in our group, taught us how to speak Ithaguh.
It was like when the slaves were brought here from America, they all spoke different languages and they were forced to learn English, so they made it their own. They spoke in their own dialect of English and they sang songs in metaphors about plans of escaping and news, to be sure that their slave masters didn’t know what they were saying. Also, it could be how soldiers developed Morse Code to understand each other from a distance through lights or knocks or how people developed sign language so they could understand the deaf and the deaf could understand them. We didn’t want to be spied on anymore, that was our reason for learning how to speak Ithaguh. We needed something that not many people around us understood, but we needed something that we could use to understand each other.
Glona Anzaldúa described a language she spoke as, “A language which they can connect their identity to, one capable of communicating the realities and values true to themselves.” This means that the people who spoke her language developed it to connect the language to people like them, so that if they heard it on the street, they would know they weren’t in an unfamiliar place. They developed a language so that they could talk personally with people like them and this is how we used Ithaguh. If we heard someone around our neighborhood speaking it, usually it was one of us. We only used it to talk about music, movies and our own problems, just like we did when we conversed in English, the only difference was that only we could understand each other and no one else could understand us.
In art class, we’ve been talking about how much plastic we use that isn’t recycled and how much plastic animals and humans eat. This made me think about how much paper fish must eat, seeing as paper is used more if not equally as much as plastic. Just simply walking on the street, I have seen newspapers, candy wrappers and other things on the ground and near the sewers.
I decided to do a seascape. I decided to use a seascape because our oceans are affected severely. I cut patterns from magazines into fish shapes, all different shapes and sizes. I decided to use magazine cut-outs to symbolize the paper that makes its way to the ocean, I cut the cut-outs into fish shapes to show that the fish consume what makes its way into the ocean. I cut them into all shapes and sizes to show that just as we are different so are fish; they have an identity just as we do.
I usually don’t paint because I do not believe I am very good at it, but in this particular project I decided to paint to add a texture and opaque color to the newspaper. In health class, we were cutting images out of magazines to make a collage about ourselves. I decided to use an old Vogue magazine for my fish seeing as there is a lot of unique and creative patterns designers use in their clothing lines. I figured this could show so individuality in the fish I cut out. I also used newspaper print in a few of the fish to show that paper makes its way into the ocean.