Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego ! I think it is more like Where in the world is Adriel Brooks and what am I thinking? Anyway its already 1:50 in the afternoon and I already have been very busy. With a move on the way on my days off I am doing a lot of cleaning and errands. Today I have to go to work and pick up a few boxes, drop of cloths at the consignment store and drop off things at goodwill (I love doing my part especially as I have learned what these places are for and how important they are to our community).   I plan then to come on home because I have to come back to the house and start on next weeks assignments. I can’t believe summer school is almost over and then in two weeks I am going to start my official last semester. When I was doing this map I was actually thinking about my career and how it has been so  winding. There is many things I can not understand but I know that everything will work out for my good. I can’t wait to mail out announcements (if I have any money left) I know what they are already going to say. I really want the verse that was on my graduation cards to go on my graduate cards it reads:

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

~ Isaiah 40:31

This is how I created todays Daily Create first I googled ” Fredericksburg Central Park”. Then I took a screen shot of of the map and then from there I opened it with iphoto (As Seen Below):

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In Iphoto I cropped the picture so all the picture that i did not want where gone. I then decided to uploaded into “Gimp” I then decided that “Gimp” was not the right tool for the job so I switched to Photoflexer. I decided that it was not the right tool because when I used the “Pencil” function it was to big a dot on the map and I did’t know how to make it smaller do I decided to go with a different program. I then uploaded the picture to photoflexer using the “upload” button then I went to the  “Pencil” function in photoflexer (it is under Decorate> Draw). I also adjusted the size of the pencil so the dots would not look so big. In the picture the reader can see different size dots and colors. I did this so who ever is reading the maps understand it better. The big dots stand for where I am leaving and go to, the red dots indicated stops and the smaller dots indicated where I am traveling back to.


This guy wins best prize for most creative in my book. Everyones continual obsession with a game that has rekindle love for pokemon. I tell you I am having a hard time focusing on the priorities right know .

The Moon and Stars

I thought this Daily Create turned out really well. To create this piece of art  I opened “Gimp” this time though when I opened the program the tools did’t open so I had to go reset them. To do that I went to the very top of tool bar (its green in my case) and looked for the icon tool and under that drop box I looked for the toolbox and clicked it. When I finished setting up my toolbox I went back on my green tool bar and clicked file and then under the drop box I chose new (so I could open a new sheet). I then selected the pencil tool so I could start creating line art. I just want to tell the reader how hard it is to make line art it took me four to five tries to to get one picture right. I spent a lot of time planning my next step if one way did’t work to get the result I wanted I tried doing it another way. For instance, I thought it was best to first start a star from the edge of the page in then go into the clouds. But, what proved to work out best was me starting the picture from inside the layer.
I think this is actually the first time that I have ever come in contact with this kind of art. I find that I might have a interest in doing this as a hobby because it seems to be very challenging and it forces me to think about what is happen with the pencil. For me regular art (drawing,painting ect.) are no brainers for me if a make a line that’s how it is but this kind of art you have to plan for all through the picture.


I am pretty I am sure that this has to be a planed action as you can see in this response from another student the picture is so identical and very detailed I am sure people will admit that this process is planned

The serious life

To create this Daily Create  I first took a picture using my iphone. Because, I used my iphone the picture automatically showed up in icloud which is connect also to my iphoto. All I had to do is drag the picture from the icloud application that was in iphoto to my desktop. I then uploaded it to twitter with the hashtags specified. I think there is a lot of backstory to this photo which might prove more interesting then how I made it. I took this today when I got back from the food pantry. As people might know I am still unclear as to why I lost my job. This was the first time I had been to a food pantry in my whole life and they were really welcoming. Despite the hardships and the “not understanding” I could see how much good can come out a situation. I think my greatest win today is going to be that there where bananas (which I have not had in a long time ) and apple juice (which I loved to death and missed drinking at work I really hate that they switched to the organic). What I am saying is there is not a real need to be serious over life troubles they will come and go but why be troubled when you can choose to be happy? A lot of time we think that are situations in life are so serious but there are a lot more serious situations and I chose to believe  and I chose to find something in my day that is good. I always feel a comfort  that theses verses from the Bible hold true:

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”  Revelations 21:4

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”   Deuteronomy 31:6



This is definitely not a class

As Time flies by these Daily Creates get weirder and weirder. I also become more determined to be the best at Daily Creates, but I have found that I have good competition which is good because it helps challenge my talent. So, for this one there is not much of a back story but I promised to write 2 paragraphs about how I created or how I felt about the project. I chose a tree because it was not complicated and the pictures measurements were not that big. I thought this project was going to really complicated since there was a file that us students had to download. I was frustrated about not having/ understanding photoshop despite my feelings I dowloaded the basic templet to my macbook pro I then uploaded into gimp. The I searched for a “Tree” picture using the search engine “Google” after I dowloaded that picture to my mac I opened Iphoto. Using the program I cropped and manipulated the coloring of the picture ..I tell you iphoto is the bomb !! I then opened the tree as a layer in Gimp, I then pursed to manipulate the writing.  The font was the only thing I failed to manipulated unsuccessfully,I could not figure out how to take part of the word out so I could add in another the word “Tree”. I wish I could have known what program to use other then photoshop that would give me “text” so I could just write out what I wanted. There are a lot of advantages  to knowing code. I would have like to known what programs other student used to make their projects so successful.

I chose the tree for this project because it seems really romantic right know to display a tree…


I found one right of the bat that I thought should win most creative. This one is made by Tyler Gimple I think that its worthy of mention for most creative because he takes something that is really obvious and says that it is not that object. I also like the angle that he takes the picture from it is above the dog and kinda of at an angle, also the area around the dog  is very simple which makes the dog  become the center of the master piece.


 @ds106dc Ce n’estpas une Poodle. #tdc1646 pic.twitter.com/zzgklJhnX0

Picture Perfect

This is Todays Daily Create: Show Your Shadow

This was just something simple I did while on campus. I have been spending a lot of time here because the quite is nice and the computers are even nicer. This was a really simple project all I did was go outside the Library (because this is where I am currently writing this). It was a perfect day for a shadow but not so perfect being outside I could easily find a shadow because of the arch and the way the sunlight was slanted. Across for the arch there is like a little open sitting area I decided it was their that I would take the picture.I snapped this photo using my iphone, icloud is so useful for transferring photo’s from my phone to my  the only thing about icloud it sometimes lags behind the normal speed of my mac book pro. For instance, if I take a picture with my phone it  might take up to 5 second to transfer to icloud. Today as I was looking for my picture I became aware of the problem its not going to brake my perception of the how well the program works to the point where I would have to determine if it was worth using but it is an annoyance. I could be to that my computer is so overwhelmed with pictures and other programs that it is just having a slow reaction. Anyway, I downloaded the shadow picture to my computer and then uploaded it to twitter afterwards. My pose really looks like I am pregnant but I think that is because my legs are so close together. As I was doing this the whole time I was thinking about the song “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance they have a line in the song that goes:

“They could care less as long as someone’ll bleed..So darken your clothes or strike a violent pose…Maybe they’ll leave you alone, but not me”

Glad this pose is everything but violent!!

National Love a Plant Day!!

It seems like every Holiday I could think of was already taken. Even the other responses that I looked at some one had already taken (I googled them just to make sure). You can see my responses to todays daily create below:

For this project all I had to do was take a picture of a plant. I used my iphone to take the picture and transferred the photo using icloud to my compute.I am finding that icloud is useful in giving me a hand with transferring photos and storing them as I am using them for class projects.
My favorite and most creative is the one below:

OH YEAH Baby !!

Using sound cloud to day for my best oh yeah!! It came out pretty terrible I think because I have a speech problem and sometimes my words come out kind of slurred or rather just smushed together. I like these fun exercises they give perspective and display creativity.

My favorite Oh yeah was this one below:

Glitz Then….Glitz Forever

I think that I have looked better with time. Today’s Daily Create to us back to the past we created the future.  I chose to do a picture that I had taken at Mountain View (A Highschool that was new at the time). I was not able to go their on short notice but I did try by best to recreate the past. It was a lot of fun as chance would have it I still owned the pants and sweatshirt jacket that I was waring in that day. This Daily Create caught me just in time before I took the pants to a consignment store. I would’nt say I was storing them I would just say I had not made it there yet.. I am sure nothings changed from that day !!




Can You Guess it…?

I don’t know where I would be without Gimp right know. Probably stressing out somewhere and having a few chicken sandwiches. Daily Create today was a guessing games man how I love games….

The answer is Here but don’t look before you guess ….