Following the lead from cogdog, Lisa M Lane, Scottlo, Stephen Downes and now Michael Branson Smith I decided to also take jump into the photo word translation Visual Assignment 307: Make The Untranslatable Understood
I used the No-English-Translation Random Word Generator Tool and got: Retrouvailles. “The happiness of meeting again after a long time”
Inspired by my brother’s apartment in Montreal, surrounded by interesting life drawing books, cool illustrations, and beautiful french speaking people on the street I decided to try and draw something up on my iPad.
I used AutoDesk SketchBookPro and my pogo stylus. I also referenced my favourite beautiful french people with style blog, the Sartorialist.
As a small aside, I’m also playing around with Pinterest for the first time today and I thought I’d see how these assignments would look pinned on a board. Interesting. It seems the ds106 assignment site
isn’t pulling in is pulling in my assignment but not all assignments yet for some reason so it’s nice to have a little catalogue of the assignments that I’ve come across on my assignment journey.
As for Pinterest, someone called it a visual social bookmark tool and I decided to join because I liked how Jim Groom has used it to keep track of Noise Professor’s photoshop jams sometimes just posted on yfrog and not necessarily blogged or submitted as an assignment per se.
Jury is out if Pinterest will just go into the wasteland of new tools I never use again or if a week or two I will suddenly start using it and have an overwhelming sense of Retrouvailles.