Toasting to Creativity


This week I viewed two different videos pertaining to drawing.

Both of these videos touched on the fear that people have surrounding their ability to be able to draw.  In my opinion this is almost a self-conscious feeling that is a common trait among adults.  While watching these videos I began thinking about why individuals would feel their skill levels are so low.  Art is supposed to be a less judgmental form of expression open to interpretation.  The ill feeling towards attempting to create a drawing lies within the drawers own mind.

How to make toast

A visual guide to perfecting the art of toast creation

When compared to children, adults seem much more closed off in feeling they can freely express themselves.  The two videos I viewed almost appear to instill confidence into adults practicing these very basic techniques.  I enjoy any hands on projects so these videos were an enjoyable and creative way to feel more confident about my own abilities. I even shared the picture I created to show case my final product.  Enjoy!

Infographics – Stay Focused!

Decisions.. decisions… it is week 3 of the 6710 Creative Design and Instructional Materials and we are talking about CARP in relation to infographics.  My first major project for this class is designing an infographic for a topic of my choosing.  I have been mulling this over for a bit know and I have not completely locked down my idea.  I know it will relate to my volunteer group I am part of at the University of Colorado.  What I am unsure of is how I want to present it.

Different ideas

  • Option 1: University of Colorado System Staff Council – Learn how to volunteer for this group and what we do
  • Option 2:  University of Colorado Staff Council – Look at the survey results we just obtained this month + Learn how to volunteer for this group and what we do

Regardless of which option I end up with, I found an infographic that visually looks like something I hope to put together.  I like the colors and general layout of this graphic.  Since I am creating something that will be used professionally, I am aiming for something similar looking.  What this does well for my use is cutting down on the words and the actual amount of information.  I found even spending the time to look for an infographic very inspiring!

Source of the infographic pictured can be found here on Pinterest: