i wake up at the bottom of a hill every morning. each day i climb up with snakes on my ankles gnawing at what’s left of flesh and bone. i reach the base of a bell tower at noon and the top at dusk. i climb into the chamber housing the bell. i place my hands in-between the sound bow on both sides of the clapper, trying to hold it still. but still it rings. and it doesn’t just ring, it roars.

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In class we continued preparing for our UI projects that are coming up. Leah showed us some of the websites visual artists use to share work online, and the importance of those tools. We then spent the rest of class working through a tutorial of Figma, the application we will be using to build out our UI designs. We learned a lot of technical aspects to the program like applying grids, working with constraints, and manipulating shapes. I definitely had trouble working with the masking groups for creating images, but eventually I got the hang of it.

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In class I presented my physical product, and my peers thought it represented my brand identity well. The color scheme stood out for a few people; they really liked how I chose to pair the hot pink with the white. Apparently it gave ‘power puff girl vibes’ which I think means I successfully communicated my brand identity. They also thought the little icons were a nice touch in addition to my logo, which was good to hear as I was unsure if it made my design too busy or chaotic. Leah suggested that I could play around more with the mouse wire, which I think is a cool idea I hadn’t thought about much. A different iteration of this could definitely play with having the wire move down the sleeve instead of being as short as it is now.

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