Wednesday, November 15, 2017


One thing I love about Pensacola is that we have beautiful beaches that remind me of back home. I had no idea when researching that the University of West Florida owns a part of the beach for research. It's located past Portofino resort down by Big Sabine Point. The beach and marine life interest me so I wanted to do a topic on beach pollution. How can we keep our beaches and animals out of harms way.
Locations of field work:
Big Sabine Point (UWF research area)
Items I can collect: Collect data on how much trash I see, Observe to see how many trash cans and recycling bins are offered to the public, water samples and soil samples.
Final project idea:
A poster 11 x 17 infographic or a symbolic poster (like a smoking kills advertisement, less stats more illustrations to explain the severity of beach pollution.)

Work Cited

A., Arun Kumar, et al. "Preliminary Study on Marine Debris Pollution along Marina Beach,                                                 Chennai, India." Regional Studies in Marine Science, vol. 5, 01 May 2016, pp. 35-40. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.rsma.2016.01.002.

Fisner, Mara, et al. "Quantifying Microplastic Pollution on Sandy Beaches: The Conundrum of Large Sample Variability and Spatial Heterogeneity." Environmental Science and Pollution Research, no. 15, 2017, p. 13732. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1007/s11356-017-8883-y.

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Rekadwad, Bhagwan N and Chandrahasya N Khobragade. "Baseline: A Case Study on Effects of Oil Spills and Tar-Ball Pollution on Beaches of Goa (India)." Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 100, 15 Nov. 2015, pp. 567-570. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.08.019.

Martinwilliams. "Health Concern Over Plastic Pollution on Scots Beaches." The Herald, Feb 17, 2017, ProQuest Central,

W. H. S. Cheung, author, et al. "Health Effects of Beach Water Pollution in Hong Kong." Epidemiology and Infection, no. 1, 1990, p. 139. EBSCOhost,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

What does the low tech method of GIFS represent to you in 2017?

From 1980’s to 2017 Gif’s have changed from the quality and what we use them for but the meaning behind it hasn’t. GIF does stand for graphic interchange format simple as if you have a computer and you are wanting to be able make your graphic move you are capable of that. For over thirty years programmers and many different people have been using GIF’s. Gif’s are democratic meaning different types of work are able to use this idea it’s free for anyone to use for anything. When talking about Dancing girl by Chuck Poynter he was a very well known classic GIF maker and user. Mostly known for the Dancing girl she swivels and as they say works her way into your heart at one point.

Gif’s are now medium and are more accessible to anyone which means you can remind and reinterpret all the gifs. There low tech method allows everyone to share their GIF’s on a social media platform. One of the first places I saw a GIF was on Tumblr a blogging site, and they come in different forms political, funny and reaction GIF’s etc. I think GIF’s should be in the work force I know many people don’t see it that way because a lot of the GIFs you see are funny memes or reaction GIF’s but there are different ways we could utilize this in a professional way. For websites to get the reader's attention or for the social media platform making it more professional so that companies can use it to their advantage. GIF’s I think make everything less boring, they give movement obviously that helps. It gives the work force a more modern feel, I’ve been to a lot of sporting events throughout my life. From College football to major league baseball games over the years the graphics have changed. Nobody realizes it but the little baseballs bouncing across the screens are GIF’s or when the super bowl logo spins around on huge LED screen. GIFS are democratic in nature so that means anyone can design and benefit from their use, making when it’s sociability enhances their use. One of the reason GIFS are widely used all over the world is just like language nobody actually owns the GIFS. Promoting goodwill and kindness allowing users to download for free and allow them to copy the GIFS and remake them.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


When I started thinking out what I wanted to mash together to make a monster. I love skulls and Halloween so I was thinking about a "grave keeper" character. I wanted him to be a spooky monster that you would see walking through the grave yard. I started off by using the magic wand tool to cut out the body. I used in the filters crystallize on his eyes to make them unique and not just black. Secondly, I cut out of the wings and moved the layer behind the body layer. Changing the hue of the wings so they would be a deep red. Lastly, I added flames to his skulls with snakes coming out using the transform key to position them perfectly. I also used the smudge tool to help the flames and skull mesh well together. For the second piece, I put together different Pokemon's making a Pokemon hybrid. I used difference of clouds on the body because I wanted to change up the look of the normal Pokemon. I used the eraser tool to take body parts off or make them smaller so they would fit well together. Lastly, for the third piece I used the smudge and blur tool to put pieces together. The magic wand came in hand to nicely and quickly remove background I didn't want in the picture anymore. To give the photo more depth I used the drop shadow on some pieces to make them pop more.