During the last part of class, we got in groups and used Journalistic Mapping to help Seda come up with ideas to improve next year’s class. Our best idea was to have a lecture class as well as a recitation section. This section would be led by a TA where there’s more one-on-one discussion of the lecture/discussion questions/group activities/etc. We thought this would be helpful due to the large amount of students for next year.

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1. Animal Photography

I thought these photographs were creative because they actually incorporated a live animal into the photo shoot. The models were dressed up to resemble a fictional scene, like Little Red Riding Hood. These photos were very well done.

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2. Skinniest House in the World

I thought this house was really creative because it is breaking boundaries and records! It is something new that no one has seen before. This house is constructed in Warsaw, Poland and is 47 inches wide. Poland doesn’t even consider this a building because of codes.

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3. Art Nouveau Mural

I’ve seen many wall murals, but this mural really strikes me. I find it to be very beautiful and eye catching, which is something I consider a creative quality. I can’t even imagine how long this took to get all the proportions correct, not even mentioning how much paint cans they had to go through!!

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4. Anamorphic Drawings

These drawings are so creative and mind-bending! It is so fascinating to see a drawing turn into two different images. This is something I’ve never seen before. The artist draws a landscape or scene and then intentionally draws a ‘hidden’ face inside the landscape that can only be seen my a reflective cylinder.



5. Hula Hoop Dancing

I found this to be a new and creative way to use a hula hoop! This girl dances and spins around while relying on the inertia by the hula hoop. Click on the link to view the video.

I went on site and took photos for a couple of my scenes. After the shoot, I ended up taking over 100 photos!! My next step is edit the photos and stitch them together. I took multiple photos of the same scene to account for exposure as well as the chair and then the model, so I can edit out the chair. Next week, I plan on taking photos at the green house. Here are a couple of photos from the shoot that have not been edited yet:

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I am getting closer and closer to taking the photos! My goal by the end of the week is to capture the photos. Next week, I would like to start editing the photos. This past weekend, I went out to each site to explore the area and see where would be optimal lighting, scenery, etc. I thought this was really helpful towards my creative process because I got an even better visual idea of how these photos will turn out. Since I actually explored the sites, I developed more creative solutions for this project.

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1. Paper Art

I am really interested in origami and paper art, so I found all of these art pieces very creative. I can’t fathom how much time and intricate precision it takes to make any of these pieces of work. It’s so crazy to think that the possibilities are endless when making paper art.




2. Office Supplies Art

I thought this was really creative because it’s taking everyday office supply objects and turning them into pieces of art … pretty impressive!! The tips of pencils were turned into a starfish, and push pins were turned into flower art.


3. Toothpick Buildings

This is probably one of the most amazing sculptures I’ve ever seen!! It took 35 years for this sculpture of toothpicks to be completed… talk about dedication! I’m am honestly blown away by this because I don’t understand how everything is staying together. Click on the link to see a video.


4. Fun with Everyday Objects

Here’s another example of taking everyday objects and turning them into creative pieces of art. This time, food is used to create funny scenarios.



5. Creative Portraits

I found this website to be really helpful because it showed many ways to create creative portraits out of various mediums. Some materials I thought were really interesting were pop caps, cassette tape, tea, and stickers.


I’ve been researching how to do anti-gravity techniques. I found out that I will need a tripod in order to make the photograph look realistic. I realized that I will first have to take a photo of the landscape and the benches without the model. Then, I will need to take a photo with the model. After that, I bring both photos in photoshop so I can edit the benches out of the scenery.

Here are some inspirational photos and blog that I found:



I also found this website that gives some really helpful tips for levitation: