For this project, we found several different images of what our dream house would look like and described each image in Spanish. There was a slide for the exterior of our house, three rooms, and a garage/garden. We also needed to include at least one double verb phrase in Spanish on each slide (things like "I want to..." or "I have to...").
For this project, we had to create a picture that represented the work of Frida Khalo. First, we had to choose a Frida Kahlo painting to replicate. Then we chose someone to be our "Frida" and started working on our artwork. After we finished our picture, we wrote three paragraphs describing our picture. The final step was to mount the picture and writing on a piece of colored paper and hang it up.
Mi Frida es Levi Palmer. Levi es un tigre en el pasto. Él es en el pasto porque él es tranquilo y un poco reservado, entonces él es escondido en el pasto alto. Él tiene un sonrisa en su cara porque Levi es muy muy cómico. Él está feliz porque él está viviendo la vida que él quiere vivir. Él no quiere ser famoso, él quiere ser normal, y él es feliz ser normal.
En mi imagen, mi animal es un tigre. Su pelaje es anaranjado con rayas negros. Necesita él rayados para cazar. Las rayas producen camuflaje en el pasto.
El tigre en mi imagen representas cómo Levi es tranquilo y calmado. Yo eligo un tigre para mi imagen porque yo creo Levi y un tigre tienen atributos similares.
1. I think Frida Kahlo painted so many self-portraits because she was alone after her injuries, and she could only use herself as a model to express her creativity.
2. I feel that my image came out really well. I think that the face blends with the tiger very easily, and I like how it looks. The image is very clean as well.
3. I did end up with the image I thought I would end up with. However, my final image is, in my opinion, much better than my original outline.
4. If I were to do this again, I would communicate more with Suzy more so that I could understand what she was looking for and get an A on my image instead of a B.
During this project, we learned about describing ourselves in Spanish, and then we wrote a paper describing ourselves as if we, or someone in our family, were dead. We also created an image that related to our writing.
Me llamo Derek.
Soy de Durango, Colorado.
Soy el hijo de Randy y Judy, el hermano de nadie, el nieto de Ed y Elizabeth, el sobrino de Terry. Soy la meastra de Russ-T el perro y Frankie y Pearl los gatos. Soy el primo de Alicia, Rachel, Erica, y Enzo.
Me gusta snowboard cuando hay mucha nieve.
A la televisión, “The Big Bang Theory.”
Al cinema, “Skyfall” y “Gravity.”
A casa, yo leo solo un poco.
Soy trabajador, confiable, cómico, y curioso.
Yo tengo tres mascotas, dos gatos y uno perro. Mi perro trata de matar los gatos. Mi mama, mi papá, y yo mediamos. Cuando ellos cazan entre ellos, sus garras rasguñan el piso. Mi papá se vuelve enojado.
El problema es, cuando mi perro mata los gatos, ¡los gatos solamente se descuajaringan! Y ellos no están muertos. ¡Ellos solamente vuelven juntos! Es muy hilarante.
1. What did you learn about Dia de los Muertos?
I learned about the traditions that people have in Mexico, and how they see death as a continuation of life, and celebrate it rather than mourning.
2. How did your skeleton/person reflect you?
My artwork represents my dog chasing my cat, and my father becoming angry at them. This is something that happens often in my house.
3. What are you proud of in this project?
I am proud of my writing piece. I felt that I did a good job of conjugating my verbs and speaking good Spanish.
4. What was difficult about this project?
Getting all of the elements of the project finished in time, along with the other things we had to do in Spanish class.
5. What would you do differently next time?
I would work faster and refine my work so it is better.