Demotivate Yourself! – Man’s Best Friend


My dog, Luna is so mad that I keep staying up late to work. As I write school papers she stands right beside me and “yells” for me to get to bed. I took this picture and went to to create this demotivational poster.

Common Everyday Object



I chose my Mason Jar because it’s a Common Everyday Object to me – capitalization intentional. I also chose this project because Dr. Rish implied that this project might not make the cut for Dr. Crovitz. I’m not sure about the purple wall, or even the green table, but I’m very happy with the pink tones in the water. I feel positively Van Goghian!!

I’d rather hear a dog bark too…

shakespeare cat


This is not the ds106 assignment that I really wanted to do; however, the first one that I did, I did the wrong way.  Because I was running out of time, I went w/ the Shakespeare LOLcat.  People seem to like cats…I am not a big fan though.  But I do like dogs, and I remembered this line from Beatrice in the play Much Ado About Nothing, which mentions dogs, so I went with it.  If I could go back and do this assignment again, I’d do the Album cover.  That was pretty cool…I started it, but we started to move on, so here is my LOLcat.

Assignment link:


You’re Doing it Wrong

Sarcasm is at the heart of this ds106 assignment, which speaks to me on a cellular level. Maybe I’m stuck up. Maybe I think I’m better than other people. Or maybe I just don’t know how to handle other people’s stupidity. I blame food service. Regardless, I love the idea of this post, and I will probably start saying, “You’re doing it wrong,” on a daily basis.

Essentially, the point is to find a funny picture of something used improperly, spelled incorrectly, or something generally stupid, and use the caption, “You’re doing it wrong.” The example on the site was using a bike lock to secure a car to a pole. What? Really?

I didn’t go quite as caustic with mine. I searched for funny pictures, stupid pictures, dumb pictures, etc. I found quite a few grammar pictures with restaurant signs and the like that I considered using, but when I found the kitten… I had to.

I present, “Kisses: you’re doing it wrong.”


Illustrating Odd Autocompletes

The example for this ds106 visual assignment was of a cat priest hissing while preaching, which immediately caught my eye. I first input “I love it when…” into the google search bar, and then typed a few random letters after it. I tried to choose letters that were less frequently used to (hopefully) get more interesting results. V yielded “Voldemort” and when filling in the rest of that word, I was supplied with “I love it when Voldemort uses my shampoo.” How could I not? Since I am inept with photoshop, I chose to use MSpaint and Let It Gogh. I have to admit, I was both surprised and impressed with the end result, although I wish I could have thought of a more clever way to do the shampoo suds.

But really. Quit using my shampoo, Voldy.



I also made a tutorial that can be found on YouTube or here on the blog.