Feedly here I come …

This week in ecmp 355 we were introduced to Feedly, which from what I understand is a personalized feed of blogs I personally follow. I am new to this whole “blogging” thing, and using social media is something I am comfortable with, but I have never been required to use it this much, so bare with me in my journey.

Like I said I am complete freshie on the blogging scene , so of course Feedly is new to me as well. With the instruction that was given in class I visited the Feedly site, and grabbed myself an account. This was very simple and straight forward. Next, I browsed through some categories that blogs I might like to follow fit into. I searched everything from #edtech, to art, and found some interesting articles from all types of blogs.

I found blogs that related to things like education, technology in education, and art, you know, things that i am generally interested in. I decided to just start with a few until I get the hang of it. I read some articles, and browsed each blog briefly before I decided to follow them. And this is what I have come up with so far:

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This is a screenshot of the blogs I now follow on my feedly account. They are organized into their respective categories
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The Lost Art Of Hand Lettering … AKA Hipster Handwriting

This is the start of my major project for my ecmp 355 class. As a student I was given 2 choices for a project. I chose to learn something I’ve always wanted to learn and to use technology / social media / apps to help me learn. So, with that being said, I will introduce the subject I decided to learn …

HAND LETTERING! Hand lettering is basically the art if drawing letters. Hand writing letters is somewhat of a lost art these days, with all the technology and programs people can use to create beautiful looking letters people have kind of lost touch with the hand crafting aspect of it.

Here is a  video that I found that can give some more insight into the art of hand letter, it is also a great tutorial that I will be using for reference.

This is week one of my project, I started by gathering supplies and simply trying my hand at lettering,  just to get a feel for it. My goal with this project is so come up with some intriguing pieces that look professional, and hopefully flawless. I am always so amazed my people who can create lettering that looks like it is fresh from the printer with their own hands, and it would be cool if I could pull that off!

This is the mechanical lead holder that I bought to help me get a nice clean and precise sketch of the letters
This is the mechanical lead holder that I bought to help me get a nice clean and precise sketch of the letters
Just a few markers ranging in size and shape and even colour. I bought some new markers and I also gathered a few that I've used for outlining drawings.
Just a few markers ranging in size and shape and even colour. I bought some new markers and I also gathered a few that I’ve used for outlining drawings.
These are the tools I have purchased and gathered so far; I have a drawings board, a couple of sheets of card -stock paper, a sketch book , pens, pencils, markers, labelling stickers for smaller pieces that I might create, and  ruler.
These are the tools I have purchased and gathered so far; I have a drawings board, a couple of sheets of card -stock paper, a sketch book , pens, pencils, markers, labelling stickers for smaller pieces that I might create, and ruler.

My first post as a “blogger”; An Introduction By Moi

  Hi there! my name is Molly Faith Basnicki and I am a future teacher/ educator/ inspirer, whatever you want to call it. My avenue of choice is visual art, from ceramics to photography I want to teach it all. Why? First I will start with my passion, appreciation, and love for art. Art is something truly believe and know to be effort based; in the words of Mackelmore “the greats weren’t  great, because at birth they could paint, the greats were great because they paint a lot”. Sure, some are born with a natural talent and a vigorous passion but even they have to practice with mediums to uncover their greatest talents.The great thing about art is there never really is a plateau to be reached which means the learning and discovery never ends.

In this world there are doctors and lawyers, waitresses and baristas, scientists and mathematicians,not all students are going to love art or become an artist,  but I would love nothing more than to share with future students the beauty and need for art in their everyday lives. Because like I said there will be artists and there will be doctors but whether you make art or  simply just appreciate it, art is all around you and serves so many purposes.

Secondly and very importantly, a driving force that has influenced me to become a teacher is my passion for children and young minds. I have worked at camp, days camps, in children’s ministries , and as an EA and I’ve always had a desire to be a role model and inspire young minds, or better yet, be inspired by young minds!