Author: sarah

Forbidden love

I made this using giphy. I added the text and converted the youtube video into a looping meme.

This was taken from a video clip from the organization Black Jaguar White Tiger, which is an animal rescue foundation. They rescue big cats of all kinds from a life of abuse in circuses, zoos and breeders, both legal and illegal.

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My hands… by my hands

 

MyHands!

This gif is made from images I took while drawing my hands. I used a #2 pencil to trace my hands in 2 positions and a #9 graphite stick to do all of the shading. I wanted to show my hands as they are. Being disabled, something people notice about me is that my hands don’t look like everybody else’s. They are small and my fingers are slightly webbed. I cannot straighten my fingers on my left hand. Despite all of these things, my hands do just fine and I can get the job done.

To make this gif, I took 5 process images of my hand drawing and opened them in Photoshop. I edited all of the photographs to be the same size. I then dropped them onto a blank document with the same dimensions as each image. Using Photoshop’s Timeline, I made frames from the layers (images), deleted the first frame (the white background), set the frame rate, and then looped them forever.

On my feet I stand!

For my 3d project I chose to to make a cement cast of my feet. I chose to do this to show that even though I am disabled, and they may look different, I can stand on my own two feet.

Firstly, I coated my feet in vaseline. This made it easier to remove my feet from the mold once it hardened.

I started with a gel mold making kit and filled a bucket big enough to fit my feet into. I then placed my feet in the gel until it was set (you can feel it go from a liquid to a solid… weird.)

Once the alginate gel is hard, remove feet. Time to mix the cement. The cement instructions vary from brand to brand, so make sure to read instructions carefully. Once the cement is mixed, pour it into the mold.

Allow the cement to harden. It should start to feel warm as it dries.

When the cement is dry, remove the mold from the bucket. Start peeling the alginate mold back, carefully! You don’t want to lose a toe.

The cement is dry enough to have been removed, but still malleable enough to remove any imperfections.

02Mixing Materials 03Goop 05NiceandDry 07Holewheremyfootusedtobe 09Drip drip 10DiggingTheFootOut 12Final step

The Mystic

Feelin’ his healin’!

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This gif is made from one of my favorite scenes in the film The Fall (2006) and was made on giphy.com. It is the second gif I have made. The most challenging thing for me was cropping it so that there was a seamless flow from end to beginning.