Cartoon Jim

Just a quick post today to introduce Cartoon Jim.

Found an image of Jim on the internets (wow are there a lot of Jim Groom images out there!) and then used the little tablet to draw him as a cartoon.

voila!

For those of you who are family member who are looking for photos of the kids, I’m sorry. I’ve got nothin’. I’m currently immersed in this crazy online class called DS106 and I’m not even getting credit for it.  However, I’ve convinced some important people that this could possibly be used as Professional Development.

I will attempt to put pictures of the kids here again very soon. Until then, you can look at Jim, the guy who leads us on this wacky adventure in digital storytelling.

Everybody Had Matching Towels!

 

This is one of my favorite crazy songs from the 80s.  This DS106 assignment called for the creation of a simple image for a song title. This one is fairly obvious, but still a little fun.

I imported the lobster and guitar to fireworks.  I used the magic tool to select the guitar and inserted it to the lobster image.  I then selected small portions of the guitar and cut them out to make it appear to be held by the lobster. TA DA! simple.

Lobster image courtesy of this website, guitar here.

Spring Break Vacation

Ben and I were thinking about our Spring Break options and we were thinking about the Catskills of New York.  Not only is it beautiful, but it’s the home of a very famous resort.  In our research, we discovered this old postcard.

Dancing sounds like fun!

If we don’t end up going, we’ll probably still be working on DS106 assignments.

Photo credits: Firefly Cove, 1963 stamp
Inspiration page: chaiPhoto
All work completed in Fireworks.

Happy Valentine’s Day

On this Valentine’s Day, I have decided to do something that will thrill my husband more than just about any other gift.  I give him the gift of a Nerd Valentine.

(If you aren’t sure who this is, just look up “Apple” on the google machine. He’s pretty famous.)

This one was pretty easy.  Picked out a picture, opened it up in Fireworks, thought and thought about something clever, used the text tool and voila! done!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chicken Farming

Inspired by Ben’s Video Game Remix show, I found a Zelda Replay Value/MacGuffin visual assignment. (Ben says it’s totally worth double points)

What if Link never made it to the end of the game because he became so enamored of the chickens? I know I like those crazy chickens.

Played with Fireworks for this one.  Found the image somewhere online and added a Zelda font with a little glow.