Tag Archives: Personal

On Reading and Books

This week I had a meaningful library experience and took out 10 books to assist me with one of my assignments, as well as other things. I have never expected this to happen, however, because I have this particular aversion … Continue reading Continue reading

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A Closet Fan in an Open World – I

Social media and the Internet in general is making us more and more open about ourselves and somehow the majority aren’t that bothered by it—or not enough to stop and think about the consequences. To me, what caused and cements … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why Do I Draw?

Really, why? It’s easy for me to say that there is no deeper reason for me to keep putting pen to tablet than just the simple enjoyment of having a creative hobby to occupy my time. I’m a simple person; … Continue reading Continue reading

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How To: Learn Something New

I’ve been using digital art/photo-editing software for about nine years. Knowing my way around this kind of software, and perhaps software in general, feels somehow ingrained in me in that I can figure out how to use anything for basic … Continue reading Continue reading

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My Plans for Christmas

What is everyone doing for the holidays? Me? I plan on travelling, for the most part. I’ll be off to see my friends and family– some who I haven’t had a chance to catch up with for a good few … Continue reading Continue reading

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Making My Ideas Physical

I’m a digital artist: that means that all my work is virtual; not really there in physical space. I can’t hold any of my portfolio pieces unless I print them. For the longest time I wanted to do just that. … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Media Showcase

There was the Leicester Media School launch event that took place at DMU on the day of Bonfire Night and I offered to exhibit my latest artwork (along with my webcomic) in the Media Showcase. The launch itself was a very important event; before the Showcase I attended a guest lecture held by Terry Bamber, […] Continue reading

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My Ongoing Seven-Year Journey

For my third post: I give some insight on what it means to be a “self-taught” artist. I’ve always been drawing. I can’t see myself not drawing. Actually, I never thought about doing anything else, until very recently. As well as on the sidebar on the right, you can see my artwork here. I tell […] Continue reading

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Call Me Ellie

So there is this strange thing with being Irish, well in my case half Irish… The main thing that confuses people, even me when it comes to the Irish language (Gaelic) is names. For instance my name is Ellen Jean … Continue reading Continue reading

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Introductory Blog Post

This is my first blog entry. <- That was my first sentence in my blog. Isn’t that typical? I don’t know how many times I’ve hit the backspace key in the past five minutes because, for some reason, I have no idea what to say, or even what to blog about, on a wider scale. […] Continue reading

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Me, Myself and Health

It’s easy to think health is different for everyone but I prefer to see it as health is always the same it’s just people’s views … Continue reading

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My Blanket.

Right now everyone around me knows me as the cocky little shit that doesn’t care what other people think and doesn’t need other peoples approval as long as Dilun likes it Dilun will do it but that’s not the case over the past few months being in different places and being with different people and just […] Continue reading

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Music Is My Life…

So basically no matter what I do in life music is always in my life and its not just backing thing like say i’m doing an assignment or reading something or watching TV, for most people it’s just in the background but I get drawn into the lyrics, the melodies, the temp, the essence of […] Continue reading

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Exam STRESS.

Why do exams stresses out so much? Maybe it’s because they mean so much, maybe because its our future, I don’t know but what I do know is that exams are one of the few things on this earth that do stress me out and even when I do revise I still fell like there […] Continue reading

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Musicians

So I was just sat there writing blogs for this work and not really caring too much until I played an old classic favourite of mine “Marques Houston ft. Ne-yo – That Girl” which is a happy song but not to the extent it can be called a feel good song but for me that feel […] Continue reading

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Week 10 – End of the Year!

So, we’ve finally made it to the end of the year, well, I say year, it’s more like end of the 6 months we’ve been here for. I have had… Continue reading

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Using the XF100

Yesterday was my first shoot using the Cannon XF100 for the first time. The kit was great to use, easy, efficient and reliable, recording in HD and providing me with very good quality shots. I was shooting a charity gig … Continue reading Continue reading

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Using the XF100

Yesterday was my first shoot using the Cannon XF100 for the first time. The kit was great to use, easy, efficient and reliable, recording in HD and providing me with very good quality shots. I was shooting a charity gig … Continue reading Continue reading

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Using the XF100

Yesterday was my first shoot using the Cannon XF100 for the first time. The kit was great to use, easy, efficient and reliable, recording in HD and providing me with very good quality shots. I was shooting a charity gig … Continue reading Continue reading

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Connecting on Twitter- a reflection on my understanding

Twitter has opened up a world were the everyday person can connect with their favourite Celebrity. This almost links their world with ours and makes us feel important when we get a follow or a mention by them. However, some … Continue reading Continue reading

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Connecting on Twitter- a reflection on my understanding

Twitter has opened up a world were the everyday person can connect with their favourite Celebrity. This almost links their world with ours and makes us feel important when we get a follow or a mention by them. However, some … Continue reading Continue reading

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Connecting on Twitter- a reflection on my understanding

Twitter has opened up a world were the everyday person can connect with their favourite Celebrity. This almost links their world with ours and makes us feel important when we get a follow or a mention by them. However, some … Continue reading Continue reading

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Online Participatory Photography: A New Trend?

Last term we briefly looked at some examples of online participatory photography, including blogs like ‘Sleeveface’ and ‘Dear Photograph’ and it seems as if sharing photos online in such a… Continue reading

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My personal learning Journey

week 10 – 11 between these weeks we were introduced to Storify and Paperli. i was never familiar with his concept until i was introduced to it. i quite rather enjoyed it – it elicited a new opportunity to become apart of the media by personally creating articles and bringing together communities of hashtags and […] Continue reading

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My personal learning journal – future endeavours

This last semester has been, somewhat, interesting. Experiencing a mix of emotions, many drunken emotions but primarily a lot of anxiety during university hours. These last two weeks have seen me change from an unorganised, frenzied student, to a much more sculpted, organised and maturer adult. I think it was down to the persistent nagging […] Continue reading

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Storify: A really clever way to share!

I recently discovered Storify and it’s ability to produce articles by rounding up sources from social media sites like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – and I think it’s a… Continue reading

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My Personal Learning Journey

Week 7-9 between these weeks have been the most exciting for me – for a media and fandom perspective. it was the huge online build up to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who! *internally screams*. and then after waiting two years was the release of the hashtag and mini trailer #Sherlocklives for the TV series […] Continue reading

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How we Consume Music: Downloads or CDs? (Poll)

As an individual I’ve always been an extremely passionate follower of music, since I was a kid I’ve kept up with current music, whether it be listening to the radio,… Continue reading

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My Personal Learning Journey

weeks 4-6 Ive really enjoyed these tasks given within these weeks. These few weeks have revolved around a more photographic aspect. The ‘Street Photography now’ project. Street photography now was an online project where participants were to photograph as per required and submit online for a competition. the two I did were capturing spontaneity and […] Continue reading

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My personal learning journal

As per required, I have been tasked to update a constant leaning journal, weekly, to express my personal experience of this module. From the very beginning of the Thursday, 9am, week one lab class, i sat down unbeknown to anyones name, what to expect f… Continue reading

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Well hello there…

Hello there, welcome to my university blog! This page will be my own personal tapestry of thoughts on social media and it’s conventions, as well as everyday life in general. I’ll be delving into the world of what we call social media and how we, as a s… Continue reading

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