Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Loveday

Spring is coming, finally. It’s been a hard winter and I think the blooms are 2-3 weeks later than last year, but looking out at my garden I see an explosion of forsythia blooms, and our narcissi and daffodils are … Continue reading

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Alchemy

For the last few weeks I’ve been watching a plan unfold, from the initial glimmering of an idea to glorious technicolour explosion. Moshie took our brief – to design an alchemy lab – and stunned us with her beautiful, detailed drawings. … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Today, as part of the drawing challenge some of us are participating in, I made a gif. Happy Easter, everybody.

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Bootstrap

Today I started to learn bootstrap, thanks to a conversation with somebody who thought I was more competent than I think I am. So far all I have learnt is the basics, like how to add background colours, and how … Continue reading

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Abstract, repeat, emote

This post is inspired by a phrase Amy Burvall said in the latest netnarr hangout : Abstraction Repetition Emotion I took one of Susan’s pictures and abstracted the star from it by using Paint: Then I used the star to create nine … Continue reading

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Demystifying Doodles

I’ve been thinking a lot about creative processes recently – about how, if all one sees is the end product, it’s easy to assume that the creator produced it effortlessly. This morning, as I was doodling a happy birthday message … Continue reading

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Generating assessment principles

What make a good assessment principle? Not unsurprisingly, I’ve been looking at David Nicol’s answers to this question. Here’s my representation of his answer to the question which I have taken from a 2007 keynote talk he gave – I’m … Continue reading

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Secondment

I’ve been dying to shout this out loud, and now I can. As my Facebook friends will know, on March 1st I take up a two year secondment to our Adam Smith Business School as a Teaching Fellow working with … Continue reading

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Button

Little things can mean a lot. I helped a friend with a job application this week – for a job I really hope they get for lots of reasons. They remembered me talking about my button collection and brought one … Continue reading

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Giffing around

I’m really enjoying making gifs at the moment. Today I’ve been messing around with Giphy and my little frog jester that I drew for #NetNarr. First I scanned my drawing to my PC and cropped it, then I used a … Continue reading

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