RainbowFire - Journal Entries

July 2021

Fri Jul 30:

Hello – My name is Sam and I’m a Prozac Insomniac. Ugh. Again with no sleep. Soon I will start hall-loose-a-nating. When words are difficult to spell, I will make up my own – I am not even going to bother trying anymore.

I have just a few ounces of vodka left, I don’t know how I feel about that. Yes! I know I said I wouldn’t restock but I feel all weird about it today – one sec, let me consult the terror wheel … … …

hmmmm … I think I feel worried, which comes under/over anxious/fearful. But I don’t understand why, it’s not like I was born with a gold spoon of vodka in my mouth.

🎶 Fighting evil by moonlight. Winning love by daylight . Never running from a real fight. She is the one named Sailor Moonsam. 🎶

You know what that means right? I’m gonna need a song for my shapeshifting ninja and a cool name.

When I become fluent in whichever language I become fluent in first, will I dream in French or Japanese or will I continue to dream in English? Maybe all my characters will speak a different language and my dreams will be a mess cause we won’t understand each other. I am worried about the future of my dreams. 🙂 BUT I am a bit excited to see how things will change for me.

Today we will take a break from business school and go to, let’s see, ah … product design school – I will put a star next to the ones I share with you.

Design is a physical act. Design requires deep reflection, but one cannot design in a purely cognitive (thinking) mode. Active doing helps us figure out what to think about. Otherwise, we think only about the things we already know.

All design is done in relation to the body, so one must use the body to design. Even virtual/digital products engage the body through visual interface, touch screens, and pointing devices. Bias the design process towards action, using your own body as a tool. Act out the user experience. Pretend to push the button. Operate the control screen. Sit in the chair prototype as a user of a real chair would.

Thing # 1 of 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School

Yesterday I started trying to draw Stabroek market and I got completely flummoxed with the perspective, (i think it’s one point perspective based on pic). I drew a bunch of lines and I started over twice. Definitely not ready for this – too advanced. Even though I know the principles I can’t seem to apply them here. I can draw a cube all by itself but I can’t draw the tower right. Too much is going on for my beginner brain …. and I knew that when I first looked at it but decided to go for it anyway. I will use this as my benchmark artwork, revisiting ever few weeks/months and see how well I do.

This is what I was going for
This is what I got! smh

Dee said this would be a good one to trace for understanding lines/perspective.

I am going to try to finish one poem this weekend and since it is a long weekend, will see if I can also finish my movie.

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