DT Process Journal Mar 21th 2011 -‐ Coloring the backboard I had done all the works related to backboard; I rounded and filed the edges. Therefore, the works left for me were related to the mirror photoframe. However, this step would be sophisticated because I should measure the size of the mirror waterdrop shape and order the plastic mirror to the plastic mirror company. As this step took time to contact with the company and get the appropriate size of plastic mirror that would be fit to the my mirror waterdrop shape. Therefore, in this class, I started to paint the backboard in order to make a mirror and assemble photoframes to the backboard. First of all, I mixed green, yellow and white to create a background color of the leaf. I would like to make the color as pastel tone because pastel tone color looked more bright and natural. I paint the background of the backboard with yellowish-‐green color. I then created the leaf vein line cross the middle part of the backboard. I would create gradation on the line, which has strong colors outside and weak colors inside. Figure 1: I was coloring the front of the backboard. I used a big brush to color, and thus I could paint quickly. Next class, I would paint the six leaf veins on the backboard and create gradation on them as well. -‐ AOI / Learner Profile Today’s process was related to Human Ingenuity. By using the acrylic paint, brushes and pallet, I painted the background and the leaf vein lines on the backboard with beautiful gradations. In addition, my process was connected to Approaches to Learning. This was because while working on the painting, I was able to learn about how to create gradation.
-‐ Emotion / Changes to Plan Today’s process was very satisfied for me because I had made beautiful appropriate colors with blending the colors. I knew what colors are used to create natural leaf-‐color; green, yellow and white. In addition, I could paint fast as I used a big brush. Big brush allowed me to paint wider area on the backboard. In addition, I could use the small brushes to create gradations, which are very delicate and elaborate process. -‐ Biommimicry Connection My product has a shape of waterdrop on the leaf. Naturally leaf is the place where waterdrops are formed. Therefore, the leaf shape of the backboard was connected to Biomimicry design as it is holding three waterdrops. In addition, the color of the backboard is green, which was the original color of the leaf. There are also very good conenctions in the waterdrops because they reflect the things.