Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

A picture is worth 1000 words

If a picture is worth 1000 words, I reckon I am giving you 150 words worth in the above image. How I did this: Opened GIMP and found an image I liked from my files. Used Filters – Render – … Continue reading

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Word limits

Busy days – holidays ending, a conference to prepare for. Not enough space to write. Still, I watch the conversations from the sidelines. Words constrain, words are constrained. How many words are pictures worth? Nick’s post inspires me. I try … Continue reading

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Rule of thirds

I took the photo in the middle of this image yesterday and used it as inspiration for my daily doodle. Such beautiful flowers, fading so fast as we are home all day with the heating on at the moment. Today … Continue reading

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MYOB

Find a photo (a bunch of tulips, opening and dropping their petals quickly in this heated room) Open it in Paint (it’s easy, and familiar) Spend ages deciding what words to use (in the end I Google “flower, quote”) Paste … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2018

It’s been the best of years, it’s been the worst of years. I’ve done lots, and have not done more. One thing I have done every day this year though is the Daily Create. @NomadWarMachine @dogtrax @ronald_2008 Congratulations! #DS106 pic.twitter.com/77DprNL06h … Continue reading

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Processes and products

As I read Anna’s post about how she is struggling to find the patience to read, I thought about how I knit. Specifically, I thought about how often I turn my knitting projects into races – how instead of enjoying the … Continue reading

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The peace of silence

There’s so much emphasis at the moment in active learning, often accompanied with the (implicit) belief that this needs to be a collaborative activity. I think both are important, and also enjoyable – but sometimes peace and solitude are just … Continue reading

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Dots, dots everywhere

Today’s dots – a freshly baked batch of oatcakes. Time is of the essence with these – they need to be quickly mixed together and rolled out while the dough is still warm, else the mixture sets and becomes unworkable. … Continue reading

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Joining up the dots?

We’re all thinking about dots. Sheri reminds us that this is not a new conversation. Terry responds and starts teasing out the metaphor. Dots and lines, or overlapping circles? Maybe both, maybe more. We don’t have the words to represent to … Continue reading

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Dot dot dot

Mashing together two prompts today: Wendy’s post for #MoDigiWri and the Daily Create also for today. I visited the Dotsies site and grabbed the bookmarklet up to my tool bar, then headed over to Wendy’s blog and applied it, screen shot … Continue reading

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