Daily Create tdc603 on 7-23-14

This is my response to the following Daily Create:

Show us your keychain and tell us a story about the keys and/or things you have on it.

A TDC classic! We are repeating this from January 2011 (TDC 17) and August 2012 (TDC 233), but it was so good we are reviving it again as an introduction activity for second week of the Open Headless ds106 course.

Upload your video to YouTube with the tags dailycreate and tdc603 (YouTube seems to work best if you also include tdc603 in the video title)





Daily Create 7-17-14

Instructions for Daily Create 7-17-14

Draw Nature. Go outside, find a comfortable place to sit, and spend a few moments drawing something green and growing!

Take a break from all your electronic chatter and enjoy the outdoors. The closer you look, the more you will see!

Upload your drawing as a photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc921

I “drew” this picture using the free “Drawing Desk” app on my iphone. Okay, so maybe I didn’t completely remove myself from electronic chatter….but I found myself sitting in a comfortable place, watching my son swim, and realized I had no writing utensils with me. But there are a few green and growing things in my picture.

tdc Drawing Green






Leap of Faith

Gif this…..

I don’t really get the appeal of turning a video clip into a gif. Turning still shots into a moving gif, yes, but not the other way around. BUT, it was the first assignment in Unit 2. And I do believe that everything I try and learn to do in this class will be of benefit in the long run.

So I am going to post two GIFs here. The first one was my very first attempt. I did something wrong and missed including the key part of my GIF, when Baby takes the leap of faith into Johnny’s arms. Instead she is caught in an endless loop of running clumsily toward him.

The second GIF is more what I was going for. With an open mind, and an honest heart, and a leap of faith, we can learn a lot from others, and they from us. Dirty Dancing, such a profound movie.


Leap of Faith minus the Leap


Leap of Faith

Oh, and as you can see at the bottom of each GIF, I used MakeAGIF.com to make these GIFs from youtube video of Dirty Dancing, the final dance. I was going to try downloading one of the free video grabbers onto my computer, but became too concerned about unknowingly downloading a virus of some type. So I decided to use a gif maker that I did not have to download anything to use. That seems to be part of what I should get used to anyway in this class…that is…I do not have to have everything contained locally in my actual physically-touchable laptop in order to create the products I wish to share on-line.


Daily Create 7-15-14

Instructions for Daily Create 7-15-14

Create a photo that represents the idea of immortality

“This is my mental montage. At the end of yours ask yourself, which of your options seems the most appealing, which ones seem like they’re within the realm of reason?” This blog post that gave me the idea. Can you create a photo that shows us your inner landscape?

Upload your photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc919

Okay, to me there are two very different daily creates here.

1. “Create a photo that represents the idea of immortality.”

2. “Can you create a photo that shows us your inner landscape?”

To me these are two totally different concepts which I would portray with totally different images. So I think that is what I will do! I will attach the same tags to each photo.

“Create a photo that represents the idea of immortality.”

tdc Immorality

This photo is one of my favorites. This photo of my daughter when she was between 2 and 3 is completely unedited. To me it captures the very essence of immortality: the energy, the joy, the total lack of inhibition.

“Can you create a photo that shows us your inner landscape?”

tdc Inner Landscape

And here is my inner landscape, or at least what I envision the inner landscape of my brain activity looks like. In stark contrast to my exterior, my brain is full of constant movement, often uncontrolled, along various ever-connecting and ever-deepening channels. (This photo I took one summer evening at the bay of Longport, NJ…having fun playing with light.)

Daily Create: My First Attempt 6-26-14

7-14-14 UPDATE

I made my first Daily Create as a page rather than a post. I am just copying that first attempt, no content changed other than this update note, in as a post so it will show up where my other daily creates show up. I have come so far, yet haven’t moved at all compared to how far I have to go!


For my first attempt at a Daily Create I just chose one from old Daily Create assignments. Here is what I chose. And my original text and images related to this are below. None of the images are linked to anything anywhere. Hopefully I’ll figure that out for my next Daily Create.

first daily create screen shot

Yes, things on this blog are going to be all over the place and often with no connecting theme. This is the very beginning of a long learning process. But my hope is that it will grow exponentially, and before you know it, perhaps I’ll have a clue of what I am assembling here.

So this PAGE’s content is my first attempt at a Daily Create. I saw a daily create that said something along the lines of “take a photo that describes you.” Well, I don’t have time to take a NEW photo (which is highly unusual, I spend a good part of many days taking photos…not my profession, just my love). BUT I am getting dangerously close to having a second day pass without doing a Daily Create. So I am going to post a few photos I created in the past few years as FB profiles, just for fun. They will at least start to give an inkling of who I am, as far as is relevant for my blog.

NOTE: The image of the head with numbers and symbols exploding from it is not mine. I took it from google images long ago. I felt I wanted to include something to hint at my love of math!

4-2-11          byn experiment 2d

Byn Profile final         byn fall profile pic

byn experiment again    math head

Daily Create 7-12-14

Instructions for Daily Create 7-12-14

Explain a Principle of Physics in a Pair of Limericks

Two limericks to explain… Newton’s Second Law? Thermodynamics? Momentum? Conservation of Energy? Do you really need to look up the formula for a limerick?

I chose Newton’s 1st law of Motion, otherwise known as “The Law of Inertia.”

Law of Inertia Part I (Limerick by Robyn Cashmore)

An object at rest will remain at rest.
A notion I wanted to put to the test.
I sat down one day,
And there I still stay,
To inertia I quite acquiesced.

 Law of Inertia Part 2 (Limerick by Robyn Cashmore)

An object in motion continues in motion.
I’ve always found this a sensible notion.
I would test this too,
To see if it’s true,
But to inertia part 1 I have total devotion

Found this wonderful image on-line, it says it all. 🙂


original image source: http://redballooninc.com/inertia-getting-going-and-changing-direction/

NOTE: I know NOTHING about this website or its content. Its inclusion in my blog is solely for the intention of giving full image credit. It does not indicate my knowledge of or agreement with any information/ideas/authenticity of anything found at that site. (Well, except for my addiction to inertia…that much I agree with… 😉  )




Daily Create 7-10-14

Instructions for Daily Create 7-10-14

Modern Vintage

Take a photo of something modern and make it look like it is from a very old photo. Get creative, don’t just slap it into black and white or through in a cheesy sepia filter. How can you compose the image to make it look older than it is?

Upload your photo to flickr and tag it dailycreate and tdc914

tdc Modern Vintage

And one of these days I will add the story behind the creation of my Daily Creates!



Daily Create 7-7-14

Instructions for this Daily Create: Your life in a sentence, take a photo post to flickr.

“Starting from a seed that contained the potential of all I could be, my roots have grown deep and twisted, the unchangeable foundation of the person I am, and like a tree, I continue to change through the seasons, pieces of my heart left with all I outgrow, but at the same time nourishing what is yet to be.”     Robyn

tdc my life in a sentence with photo