Bob Ross is not only a painter but a type of motivational speaker and inspiration. Throughout his videos, his demeanor and the words he says go much deeper than just the painting. The whole vibe that he has with his videos creates an opportunity to learn some words of wisdom. For this assignment, I used an image of mountains and edited the photo to look like paint blobs. I then added a Bob Ross quote on top of the photo with a subtle black background. Hope you find this motivational!!
Creating word clouds is decently familiar to me since I want to be a teacher and they are a good way to add a visual element to assignments. I used an online generator and included some of the topics we have discussed throughout this course, along with some of the basics. I had fun brainstorming the words and it was a reflection activity for me. I also included some things from ds106 Radio into my word cloud, since that was a highlight of the course for me. Hope you enjoy my design!
This assignment caught my attention because I come from a family who works for a few non-profit organizations and thought that creating a charity ad would be fun. I decided to go with Walk To End Alzheimer’s because my Grandpa recently passed from Alzheimer’s. I enjoy working with this charity to bring awareness to the disease and fight for a cure. To make this ad, I used the logos directly from the charity and added a photo explaining the effect that Alzheimer’s has on the body because I felt like including this aspect would actually help people understand better what the charity was. I edited the images together and came up with this!