Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Update

I had a really positive tutorial today and feel confident enough to just go for it now with certain ideas. I was getting worried about whether there was certain things I could do, but I'm just going to do it now.

Working on a rough white card model at the moment of the top deck area.


Tomorrow I'll be attempting sea sickness shoes... I will explain more in a later post, but I am really excited about my project and I'm really going to push myself to do well now.

I also got a first for my last project, which is something I never thought I'd do, this has given me a bit more confidence and I'm really going to try and get stuck in to this project now.

THERE IS 5 WEEKS LEFT!

Friday, 16 April 2010

Sketchup update...

I have been working on filling the storage area and adding the bits of detail to Liverpool that will make it seem more realistic. I described it as looking more normal today, only to be told "if it looks normal it must look bad. So hopefully it is looking a little bit more 'realistic' now. Definitly not more normal.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

SUNFLOWERS!

If you have read any of my previous posts you will know the past 2 weeks I have been doing some voluntary work at World Museum Liverpool. I have absolutely loved it and I'm really sad to have left now. Whilst there I got to help with the general running of the exhibition and help out the staff. I was based within the Plantastic! Exhibition. It is a very interactive, hands on exhibition running until September. Anyone visiting Liverpool with children should definitely go.

I got to meet some lovely people and get involved with a lot. Working on the craft table was fun, especially when one little boy sat with us for over an hour and must have named every fruit and veg in the world, to fill our basket.


Above is the fruit basket we made, this filled up very very quickly.

The thing I worked on the most throughout my time there was the Sunflower wall. It was originally supposed to be used for a sunflower contest, allowing visitors to bring in their own photos of sunflowers they have grown and see who grew the biggest. Once we started work on the wall, it became a lot bigger than we intended and the museum have now decided to use another wall for the contest and use our wall as a fact wall. I have been calling a mural, however one of the other staff members told me...

"It is more than a mural, its an educational addition to the exhibit designed to provide additional information to support the sunflower interactive. It also encourages home planting through a flower growing contest and will be an important part of key stage school sessions."
Kenny, J, 2010.

The wall took longer than we originally intended, my last day was supposed to be on the Tuesday, but I was allowed to stay until Saturday to help finish it. It is still being worked on at the moment but I am hoping to receive some updated pictures.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Update

As I'm still at the museum, I am not doing as much work as I could be, I have been working a lot more on my sketchup work. Here is a few more pictures...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sunflowers

Not Major Personal Project related, but I am volunteering at the World Museum Liverpool at the moment and I am working on a Sunflower Mural with some other members of staff. I'm hoping if I'm ever on 'Who wants to be a millionaire' my million pound question is sunflower related, as thanks to one of the people I have met there, I am becoming a little bit of an expert!
I will do a better post when I have finished volunteering there.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

I'm back in Liverpool...

Very busy week, with visiting and working it has been a very stressful week. I had my first day in the museum which went really well! But I will blog about that when I am finished.

I am slowly getting there with putting my design into Sketchup.


As you can see I am very far away from being finished :( But I am slowly getting there, here is a close up of some of the areas getting closer to completion. A lot more development is needed still.

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