Done, but never finished- knowledge lasts a lifetime

Could not think of a more appropriate way to finish off my first year in Creative Communications than a craft which incorporates knowledge I’ve learnt this year while in my of the Creative Communications program.

Adobe Indesign has been such an interesting program to learn this past year. Fancying myself creative, but certainly not tech-savy, the idea of desktop publishing was daunting.

My first few assignment in my electronic publishing class were less than impressive. Lucky for me, I eventually figured out the pen tool. Note to anyone who cares: the pen tool is IMPORTANT. Found that one out the hard way….

This week I’m crafting a image in InDesign to print then frame.

Not a concept I’m overly familiar with, Im eager to see how it will turn out.

Pictures to come when the final product is printed!

Happy summer-breaking!

Maddi

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The home stretch

Did the expression “home stretch” originate in Baseball? I feel like it did but I have no facts to back that up, and regardless it doesn’t really matter cause I’m certainly not talking baseball.

I’m talking about the last week of school, and finishing up the super craft of ’15.

As stated in a previous post, this table will be done for the end of semester. Which means this is my second last week .

Lucky for me, my dad took over the construction of this table because he wants to make room in his workshop for other projects. Things have been moving along quickly since then.

Those legs... that apron. All the pieces came together nicely

Those legs… that apron. All the pieces together at last 

My dad gave the table top some curves and daaaayum, they look good.

Those rounded sides certainly weren't simple. ASK DENNIS FOR DETAILS.

Those rounded sides certainly weren’t simple. ASK DENNIS FOR DETAILS.

So all that’s left is varnishing this little number. I’m thinking the lighter the better, just accentuate what’s already there.

That’s all for now,

Maddi

Top notchin’

It’s painfully obvious I’m a first time woodworker because weeks ago I was telling you guys we were done with the actual woodworking portion of this project. I WAS DEAD WRONG.

That was a complete lie…. there was more woodworking to be done. SO MUCH MORE.

I’m not complaining because I got a couple weeks left blogging with you guys and these two projects are aligning themselves perfectly. I planned it?!…. JK. Complete luck :/

After notching out large pieces of wood in the legs of the table, we (Dennis) set up the table saw so we could craft the apron of the table to fit.

The saw did pretty much all the work for us once Dennis set it up. All I had to do was push  the pieces through the machine, but it certainly hasn’t gotten any less terrifying.

There I am pushin wood. Easiest part of the process and I was FREAKIN'

There I am pushin wood. Easiest part of the process but still terrifying because I like my fingers.

after the table saw, we (not me) finished it off manually.

GOOD JOB, DENNIS.

GOOD JOB, DENNIS.

BOOM, fit like a glove. Excuse the cliche.

BOOM, fit like a glove. 

Laughin cause I'm standing there like I made it. I DIDN'T.

Laughin cause I’m standing there like I made it. I DIDN’T.

I’m going to keep working my table saw game hard so I can finish this table off on a high note.

Until next time!

Maddi

SO MUCH ‘ZAH

Sooo…. I wrote a magazine, ALL ABOUT PIZZA.

When I say “I”, I mean we. There was a team of us, Four to be exact.

We started the project in early January. The first order of business was deciding WHAT to write about. Coaching? Religion? nope. Pizza obviously.

We wrote a couple articles, put together some ads, added some other awesome content and boom, published. JK it wasn’t that simple. but it’s done now and we’re happy about it.

Yesterday we had our magazine fair which was AWESOME. All the groups showing off months of hard work with elaborate displays, there were crepes, temporary tats, helium balloons… and pizza, of course.

The pizza man, known to some as Ryan... he was giving away free hugs, and it was hilariously awkward.

The pizza man, known to some as Ryan… he was giving away free hugs, and it was hilariously awkward.

When I say pizza, I am referring to this guy… the pizza guy, and my fellow teammate Ryan. He walked around for four hours in yellows tights and hardly anything else… aint that cheesy?

The set up of our 'The Slice' booth, that poster... yeah I crafted it.

The set up of our ‘The Slice’ booth, that poster… yeah I crafted it.

The fair was pretty fantastic, a great celebration of everyones hard work.

With the magazine projects officially over, its time to focus on the next big one.

That’s all for now!

Maddi