Adele & Seal are doing a duet!! No, not Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel

You guys remember Seal, right? “Kiss from a Rose“… sold 30 million albums worldwide… used to be married to Heidi Klum… Well, wouldn’t it be kind of interesting if he and the amazing Adele did a duet together? Does Adele even do duets? Well, she does now… Check out this snapshot of Adele and Seal rehearsing a new single. Well, wait… that’s not Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel. Oh well. Same difference… A seal is a seal.

As part of a Pop Star Out of Place assignment, I used PhotoShop to join a photo of this adorable laughing seal and Adele seemingly performing together.


Life’s a Glitch!

After taking a shower and blowing out my au naturale black hair, I decided to create this GIF by taking a fierce selfie with my Samsung cell phone. I edited the photo by using the Gallery’s built-in Vintage effect. Next, I used the Glitch! app, which I downloaded using Google Play. I used the 3D and Animation options simultaneously, then saved as a GIF.


I decided to start eating healthily again. So, to create this video I took a photo of myself eating an apple on my Samsung cell phone. I edited the photo by using the built-in Posterize effect at about 40%. Next, I used the Glitch! app, which I downloaded using Google Play. I created a 3D still image in Glitch! and saved it. Then I returned to the app and created an animation using the Ghost and Animation options simultaneously. I’d initially meant to save it as a GIF but it saved as a 4-second video instead and I just went along with it.


Cinema Mosaic

One animated GIF assignment that I would love to learn how to do is the Cinema Mosaic in the DS106 Assignment Bank. The assignment requires that you choose a film and create an animated mosaic from a single image (like a poster) or gif (a single moment).

The instructions suggest that you divide that image into a grid – 3 x 3 for a total of nine images. For each portion of the grid add a different moment of the film into a new gif. Tile the new gifs together in a mosaic. The resulting set of gifs should alternate between the single image and the various moments.

This doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but I believe it might be easier if someone walked me through it.

The mosaic has nine gifs. They were placed together but are not linked together, so I’m unable to copy and paste the entire design on here.


Larger than Life

An assignment from the DS106 Assignment Bank titled Larger than Life encouraged us to “Take a picture of an everyday object and make it look larger than life.” This was an assignment I was easily capable of accomplishing. I selected to take a larger than life or close-up photo of highlighters by angling my camera phone to take the photo of the highlighters from the bottom up.

Sometimes, especially when we feel discouraged or overwhelmed, we tend to focus on the dark moments of our life. It is during those moments when I find it especially necessary to have family, friends or even photographs available to remind us about certain highlights of our life. Sometimes remembering those amazing highlights or meaningful experiences can brighten whatever dark perspectives we have regarding our current situations.

I recently read an article titled “Lady Pastor: How would you describe the highlights of your life?” This is an article that encourages people to reflect on celebrations of personal triumphs, important events, significant lessons learned, people who’ve shaped their perspectives, etc. It’s important to keep those highlighters handy and focus on the big picture of how amazing our lives truly are.


Puppy Love

I love my dog. He truly makes me happy.


And I love funny, cute dog videos. No matter how many times I’ve watched this particular clip in the past 5 years, I still crack up every time. This pup is so cute and his reactions hilarious. Kudos to whoever created this on Talking Animals. I wish I were just as talented to create videos of conversations with my dog and me.