another year over

Well I’m glad that’s all over and I bet I’m not the only one, I don’t mean the course. It’s just the assessment, how many of us had a hard time sleeping the night before and nearly chewed our nails down to the knuckle? I know I did so did others from what I heard today but I think we all did well we may have things to do over the summer or to smarten things up but we did it and that’s what counts.

I have enjoyed working with all the different groups and I don’t think I would of come up with half of the ideas for my work if it hadn’t been for the help of the other members of the group and I look forward to working with the same students next year, so thanks for all your help even if you didn’t realise you where giving it THANKS!!

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Day trip to the local A+E

Holiday started of well with me spending the first afternoon in the local A+E department with a 4 hour nose bleed and got to go back tomorrow so again haven’t been able to start any work but am looking forward to seeing what the others have done.

Ctrl+ Alt+ Shift part 1

I know I should have done this yesterday but I was too knackered when I got home so here I am struggling with WordPress. Being dyslexic I have found the word editor in WordPress hard to use and not very good when checking my poor spelling so I use word 2007 to type out my blog then copy the text over to my blog, I have since found that word 07 lets you type your blog straight from there. Has anybody have the answers on how to do this and any necessary settings that you need? I’ve looked on the forums about this but they didn’t seem to help and I would like to be able to use this option. I went to Uni with a few ideas on our groups plan for the Ctrl, Alt, Shift campaign brief and came home with a lot more. Andy had had several good ideas on the war part of the brief, one being a short movie showing the life of a child soldier, I had an idea to add to this if we made it as a short movie that kept running until the viewer pressed a button that took them to either a donate page or a page that explains what can be done to combat this. Latoya came in with what she had been working on which was looking at the degradation of women and had several interesting concepts. one of which was what is classed as a kit that could be used to mutilate the genitals of young 7 year old girls, that is carried out in several regions around the world. This practice touched something in me and I thought it would be a very good idea if we were to at least look at a campaign that would draw more attention to this barbaric act. I thought that if we took the idea of the kit to a new level where we use the concept of the paper doll dressing toy, where young girls have a flat paper doll and they cut out dresses to hang with the use of tabs onto their paper dolls. What I suggested was to print the kit onto a piece of card along with another card that would be made into box by the recipient and a leaflet explaining what the kit was about, anyone who received this kit could not be influenced into at least thinking about and maybe getting involved in the campaign to stop this tradition. Over the next week I will be working on this idea to see if I can produce a good enough design for this idea as it has pricked my interest and I will try to keep you updated on my progress.