Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures

On Tuesdays we provide our Faculty an opportunity to feature the talented work of some of our students and friends. You may see a display of creative PhotoShop work, their beautiful photographs or an interesting story about an individual’s meaningful contribution to his or her community, country or the world.If you have memories, old or new, you would like to share, send them to me at mxw8110@yahoo.com.

Normal Things

I was rummaging around in my files looking for some collages my students had created for a special class we are having today. Shelly Slater from WFAA.TV Channel 8, the local ABC affiliate, is doing a series on Aging in America. They are coming by the community college where I teach to film our class and talk about seniors learning how to use the computer.

I found a folder from one of my Photoshop Elements Special Projects classes that had some fun, creative images in it that I wanted to share today. The assignment for the class was to create a picture of a normal thing, in an abnormal situation.

Here Dana Kimborough created a cat and a fish that filled the bill for the assignment. Great thinking, fun image. Am I surprised? Not one bit.

How about this one that Helen did with a graduating cactus!

Jane Kennedy has contributed to our blog in previous months. She got some great pictures on a trip she and her friend Linda Baker went on to Africa. How about this elephant?

As I perused the folder I was once again struck by the sheer force of the creativity of this age group of students. This untapped resource will never cease to surprise and inspire me. Seniors have been there, gathered information from many life experiences, and do a wonderful job of creating images from those experiences if they have the technical skills to do it.

No question about it--seniors rock!!!


Anonymous said...

You have opened up a treasure trove

of riches in this group of

seniors I loved the cat fish

& elephant pictures thanks for



Anonymous said...

What fun--let's see more