Daily Create Contributions – Day 3: Saving Julia Child

saving-julia-child by Mikenan1
saving-julia-child, a photo by Mikenan1 on Flickr.
Today’s prompt is

Design a poster of an action movie starring Julia Child

I have to admit, I was pretty stumped by this one. It took me awhile to come up with an idea. If you couldn’t tell, this is the poster for Saving Private Ryan. I remembered that Julia Child had worked with the Office of Strategic Services during WWII. I found a picture of her with some friends from the war (top picture) from http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/04/07/julia-child
The bottom picture of her preparing the turkey is from http://blog.bluewillowbookshop.com/tag/julia-child/
For this assignment, I used PhotoShop to change the titles on the poster and added the images. It definitely made me think critically about who Julia Child was and how I would portray her in an action movie.

Daily Create Contributions – Day 2: Love Actually

Today’s prompt is

Submit a favorite monologue from a movie with every third word removed.

Initially, I groaned at this assignment. However, as I thought more about how I would respond, I reflected upon my favorite movies. One of them is Love Actually (2003). It’s one of my favorites to watch around the holidays every year partly because I love British romantic comedies.

The monologue I chose is by the Prime Minister at the very beginning of the movie:

Whenever I get with the of the, I think the arrivals at Heathrow. General opinion’s to make that we live a world hatred and, but I see that. It seems me that is everywhere. it’s not dignified or, but it’s there – fathers sons, and daughters, and wives, girlfriends, friends. When planes hit Twin Towers, far as know none the phone from the on board messages of or revenge – were all of love. you look it, I’ve a sneaky you’ll find love actually all around.

Although fictional, I believe the sentiments are true – the best way to cheer up from something awful is to know that love is all around. Cheesy, yes, but works for me.

There you have it. Somehow this Daily Create assignment is helping me write more. I can see something like this being used in a Social Studies or a Language Arts class. It’s helpful to provide prompts to students on a daily basis to get them into the habit of writing. And I can see how a simple website such as the Daily Create and using Twitter can help engage students to foster creativity.

Daily Create Contributions – Day 1: Green Tea and Toaster Oven

Green Tea and Toaster Oven by Mikenan1
Green Tea and Toaster Oven, a photo by Mikenan1 on Flickr.

This is my first Daily Create entry.

Today’s prompt is

Take a photo of the ONE thing you MUST see, do, eat, hear, etc. everyday!

I make a pot of green tea every morning so that I will have enough to stay caffeinated throughout the day. I can’t live without this toaster oven. We’re usually in a rush in the morning. For breakfast, I usually heat either toast, frozen waffles, or bagels for the family.

The Daily Create seems like a neat way to foster creativity in virtual space. Perusing through older prompts, one that I would be stuck on is “Write a poem about a cat”. I’m not much of a writer and much less a poet. I hope the next 3 days of Daily Create would be something do-able!