Following the third year of a holiday letter comprised
of my (increasingly complex) life via a (increasingly complex) year-in-photographs, I
wondered what it would be like to join the great experiment of 365 days of photographs.
I'm not a photographer,
I'm a writer. I'm a visual thinker, and if ever there was proof that a photo is worth a
thousand words, it would be the story a photo tells me, or in this case, about me.
Follow me on this adventure, where I
learn about photography, my ability to record my life, my dedication to something (I've
never been known for doing anything everyday) in my posts. I've also discovered I'm
learning about time, the history of it, and the odd practice of recording it, measuring it,
turning it into something tangible, and I'll record these explorations in the sidebar.
As always, feel free
to say anything. My experiment is not a spectator sport.

July 11, 2009

July 11 2009 A certain kind of stick

Up early enough to make the household complain, I had a student this morning, which is out-of-the-ordinary for a Saturday. Remember the drafting discussion? It was proper drafting day. We converted a toy block into three different scales, first in one dimension where there was plenty of fraction-converting patterns to establish, then in two, where new tools for the job were introduced, as well as a ton of new vocabulary, and three, where I basically demonstrated because drawing a picture in 3D for someone who had, before today, only been introduced via logic to intersecting lines, was a bit of a mysterious feat. There were plenty of specialized tools today. My cutting pad is working excellently for measuring in two dimensions, and will work out well when 2D drawing will become something more of an area discussion (How much more will this size cost if materials are xx cents an inch?)Then there were rulers, squares, protractors, not to mention pencils.

I took this at night with very little ambient light in the room, on portrait macro with flash. Yeah, it sat on my table all day.

Tomorrow's word: infinity

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