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The day before assessment

Well, today is the day just before hand-in. I’m almost finished and it’s only 11:40 am, so I’m not doing bad. My module file is so thick it won’t close at the moment – which makes things a little difficult. I might have to employ some string to tie it up.

Just a photo of 2 of the final booklets I’m handing in. This is a booklet representing my personal struggling with a library book, which had 36 pages ripped out.

This booklet is a graphic representation of a list of 100 ways to escape I wrote a little while ago. It states the location and how to escape from it, with an illustration. In my list of 100 ways, for each location there were 10 possible ways to escape from a certain location, with the 10th leading you to the next location. E.g. You escape from a desert island by building a huge fire to attract a helicopter, which brings you to a prison. Then 10 ways to escape from the prison ensues.

I have also finished my shoe:

It is an absolutely shocking photograph taken in the middle of the night – I will hopefully upload better photographs when I get around to it (after the assessment). For the other shoe – to make up the pair – I plan on doing a ‘calm water’ themed shoe, as this one features waves crashing and violent seas – it seemed appropriate to create an opposite of waterfalls and fish. However I will try and keep it from becoming too traditionally japanese.

I am planning to start selling shoes like this – once I set up several patterns for people to chose from.

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Custom Shoe

While I have been ‘working’ I managed to spare 2 hours to paint a new pair of blank canvas shoes. I had painted 2 pairs about 2 years ago but they are in pieces (literally) now so I felt it was time to have some more custom shoes.
I was quite stuck with what to paint on the shoe and while looking for inspiration I thought of the Bauhinia of Hong Kong. Then realised that it is quite hard to draw a Bauhinia let alone paint it on a shoe, so I went with cherry blossoms, which also reminds me of Chinese new year. Went a bit japanese and put in the famous wave. Am not quite sure what to put on the rest of the shoe.


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Re-thinking Techniques

As I was planning my new list project, as well as several other university projects, I realized that I was being completely unproductive and messy by having so many different lists saying so many different things, and none of them are in the same place. Meaning every time I have to think of what I need to do, to write a new list, I have to start from scratch. That wastes a lot of brainpower.

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So what I did was reintroduce GTD to my life. I also jumped on the Things app for Mac, which I promptly used to organize my lists. I was writing a 3 page list when I realized I really needed to figure something out. I suggest you have a look at GTD if you are interested in increasing your productivity and organization..

I also had a bit of frenzy with re-doing some of the icons within my mac. I have so many folders with the plain old folder icon and it just makes it so much easier to have defining icons. Heres a tutorial on how to do it on  Mac OS X. Here are a couple icons that I swapped within my mac.

(click the icons for where I got the icons)

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