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I sketched my Makerbot yesterday.I have used it in several design projects, design experiments, and even 3D printed little toys for my friends’ kids.

Have a good one! 

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Paris,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
#PorteOuverte

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I loved this statement from Frank Underwood on House of Cards! Different situations might call for one or the other. Doing a version of something might make the vision appear.

Happy Friday!!!!

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Happy Friday!!!

Hi guys!

I haven’t disappeared, believe me! The Spring semester is over and now it’s the Summer. I will be working on my research but also making time for some fun. And no matter what, I need my creative outlets. Here’s my Visual Journal for Sunday 31st May 2015.

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Have a great day and see you all again soon!

TI


ArtScience museum singapore

Last weekend my friend and I spent the day sketching like I mentioned in my previous post. It took me a while to post this because I needed to get my grey markers for my shadows and shades. I have them now and so my sketches can do what they do.

Designed by Safdie Architects and completed in 2011, the ArtScience Museum of Singapore is a lotus-shaped beauty that hovers on the bay. I remember the first time I came to Singapore. I was in a taxi heading from the airport, eyes peeled and trying to soak in all I possibly could. I saw this strange, white form that I was only able to get glimpses of before it disappeared out of my sight. The cab driver was nice enough to point out sights of Singapore and told me of the lotus building. It is also quite beautiful inside. I will find my pictures from my visit last year and post some of them for you.

“The building form is made up of 10 “fingers” anchored by a unique round base in the middle. The design of each finger reveals different gallery spaces featuring skylights at the “fingertips” that illuminate the dramatically curved interior walls. The Museum’s roof channels rainwater through the central atrium of the building creating a 35-meter water drop into a small, reflecting pool. The rainwater is then recycled for use in the building.”

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I took this photo out using the “super vivid” setting on my camera. The colors are definitely vivid if I might say so myself. Here are a few links you can check out too:

Stay tuned for more sketches of this location, but what and where should I sketch next? Any suggestions?

Have a great day!

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Happy New Year to each and every one of you!!!!

I have missed you and missed documenting my days. I was unable to complete my Singploration with you all, and this semester was just CRAZY! I missed doing this a lot! My cousin mentioned to me this holiday about Project 365. That is, taking one photo per day in your life. I thought it may be a happy medium for me as my semester will be crazy again. I may not post just one photo, but maybe limit myself to 5 photos per day, should one photo not do me justice on a particular day. So here goes…

Again, I missed doing this and I missed you all!

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I went home (Trinidad) this Christmas vacation to do field research for my thesis. I spent Old Years Day (what some call New Years Eve) with my family. The photo above is that of the garden behind my family home. So lush, so green. Sugarcane, mangoes, cherries.

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The street in front our home. So well manicured, clean, and green…

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My cousin’s dog, Spot! This was my first time meeting him. Isn’t he a beaut! He was quick to lay down to have his stomach rubbed.. looking at me with those come-hither eyes, and an irresistible nose…

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“I think I’m in love”.. LOL

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My other cousin’s dog, Squingy. Do not ask me about his name, my uncle named him.. These doggies (googies) just love tummy rubs! Look at him! While I am balancing on one leg he is smiling in glee..

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“Oh that was goooood!!” He says to me.

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Above is my Visual Journal for Friday 23rd March 2012… the Friday before my Spring Break.

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and Saturday 24th March to Thursday 29th March 2012.

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Have a great week!

Much love friends.

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Above is a Top 10 list of things to prepare for when doing your final project for the How To Make Almost Anything class at MIT. Hope you enjoy! This is based on my experience this semester… You can see my projects for the class here >>>

Have a great week!

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Above is a Visual Journal of a glassblowing demonstration by one of the coolest, and creative persons I have ever met,  Martin Demaine. Like most creative people Marty understands his materials – in this case glass – respects it, and desires to explore it. He says he may not know ‘what’ he’s doing, but he always knows the next step. This sentiment is shared by many creators and craftspeople. They know they are trying to solve a problem… they know where they are going or have an idea, but they may not be sure how they get there… They let anomalies happen and work with them. This freedom, this ‘dance’ happens when one is familiar, and knows his/ her tools and materials. It’s the same when  I sketch… I know what I want to “say”, what I want to capture, but how that happens I am unsure… and should something unexpected happen along the way… I work with it.

Keep up the great work Marty and I look forward to seeing more great things from you!

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Marty applying colored glass to a piece

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Hey Marty!

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