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Make a Design Assignment your True Friend

"iamTalkyTina Says Make Friends with Design" image by @iamTalkyTina

“iamTalkyTina Says Make Friends with Design” image by @iamTalkyTina

Well, I was looking in the Assignment Bank for some Design Assignments to do that I haven’t done before. And do you know what I found? There is a good number of created assignments that have 0 doers so far. So I was thinking that some village peoples might like to make a friend with an assignment and become the first person to make it. Plus tutorials!

So I made a list! These are some that would be good ones for prisoner106.us for The Village!  You can read the titles of them up here at the top. You can keep reading all the way down if you want to read the descriptions here without clicking out and back. Here is my list:


Create Your Own Logo – My assignment is to create your very own logo. You can make up your own unique item and make a logo for it or use an existing item and recreate the logo! Have fun with it, make it colorful if you want, and make sure it somehow represents the item/product you are doing the logo for. This assignment requires you to use your imagination and create your very own logo. For my example, I’m using Starbucks. I have invented a new logo for Starbucks; it’s simple but you’ll understand it when you see it.

Make a Maze – Make your own puzzle maze. Draw it by hand using a pen or pencil or make in on your computer using some kind of editing software that allows you to use straight lines. Have fun with it, make it a cirlce, square or whatever shape you like. Make it as difficult or as easy as you want just make sure that it is possible to complete. Add color or background images if you want to make it more appealing.

Festival or Fundraiser – Events, fundraisers, festivals, and other fun things to do happen around us all the time. Have you ever had two or even three events you wanted to participate in happen on the same day, but you could only choose one? For this design assignment you are tasked to create an attractive advertisement/flyer for some type of event. Be creative. Any event will do, but the point is to entice people to want to attend your event over any other. Your event could be a harvest festival with a petting zoo and pumpkin toss, or you could have bingo fundraiser to support the local SPCA, or even better yet something completely off the wall like a save the unicorns benefit. Be sure you also include a date, time, location and any other details specific to your event. Don’t forget to tag it.

Wedding Invitation –  We are currently in the middle of the wedding season. With this being said so many people out there are tying the knot! For this assignment, I would like you to create/design your own wedding invitation as if you were going to be getting married soon! What would it look like? You could include pictures, date, time, place, or anything else related to this topic that you think would be fun to incorporate! Use your imagination! Be creative! To create this assignment you should use Canva. Upload your invitation to Flickr and tag it DesignAssignments.

Something that Would Make You LOL If You Read It in a Newspaper –  Step 1. Imagine yourself reading the paper in the morning. Step 2. Think of something (a story) that would make you laugh and brighten your day if you read it. Step 3. Using any resource availible to you, make a fake news article, that incorporates your sense of humor. Even if it is an inside joke that only you and a handful of people would get (laugh).

Make a Conspiracy Board – Make a board or chart that lists out a conspiracy.  You can make it a cork board, deck of cards tree, or anything else creative that you can think of.  List the people in the conspiracy, their roles, victims of the conspiracy, and other details to fill out your board to make a story.

Haynes Owners Manual – The iconic DIY Haynes Owner Manuals for every kind of vehicle out there meets the fantastic in this design assignment. Make the cover of a Haynes Owner’s manual for a vehicle, appliance, or some other entity that makes the fantastic possible. See this example for the Millenium Falcon for inspiration.

If you are still reading this far, then Good For You! Now go do a Design Assignment. And even a Tutorial for it. Be sure to tag them just the right way like it says on the Assignment page.

Special Offer: Become a True Friend

In honour of prisoner106.us and the Summer 2015 DS106, Residents of The Village who are not True Friends of me are invited to submit an application to become a True Friend and get your very own badge!  Ron does not need to apply again because he has already applied and is on my list and is being very patient! So apply today and get your badge! But don’t use the Mean Word! 

Well, bye! Now go make some Art, bub!


#ds106radio Bumper – Talky Tina Small World

I thought it would be nice to make a nice #ds106radio bumper for all my True Friends and other Friends and friends to hear when they are listening to #ds106radio and are waiting to hear my voice. When they hear this bumper, they will hear my voice for a little bit and it will be like a little snack for them until they can hear my voice again.

In my bumper you can hear me say some of my little sayings like “Make some art, bub!” and “A GIF a day keeps the doctor away!” as well as you can hear me say “#4life” and “#ds106radio,” which are things that need to be in a radio bumper for #ds106radio, in case you haven’t made one yet and need a little bit of guidance. If you need more guidance, then just make your own bumper and learn from the experience and the comments that people give you.


Tina Made Groom

So, rather than making smack-talking like @jimgroom or just making a link on the Internet, I made some Art!

I hope you like my Art, Mr. @jimgroom.  Your turn!

You can sing along with the lyrics! Here they are!

Who Made Groom?
lyrics by @iamTalkyTina
based on that song that @jimgroom said, Who Made Who by AC/DC

The Animated GIF, she play me.
Place it, on the blog post, but it take you
every time on a frame-by-frame.
Feeling running down your spine.
Nothing gonna take your 1-0-6 Creating, cause it own you,
Through and through

The MOOCs they all know my number.
Askin’ me for help cause I made the grade last year.
Feel it when I post my blog posts,
‘Casting ’round the world.
There ain’t a thing that we can’t do,
ds106 and you!

Who made Groom, Who made Groom?
Tina made Groom, ain’t nobody told you?
Who made Groom, Who made Groom?
Tina made Groom and Groom made you
Tina played in the ds106zone, and who made her?

– Yeah, I guess that’s a little bit of a mystery ….

Tina made Groom, @iamTalkyTina, she made Groom

Someone send me Art, bub.
Get it in the DS,
To the 106,
On the radio.
Hear it going round the world.
No runnin’ out of GIFs, nothin’ but #4life, in the EST.
We don’t stop now!

(CHORUS repeats)

Well, I hope you liked my song as much as I had making it for you.

Now it is your turn to go and make some Art, bub!


Well, bye!

Less Smacktalk, More Art

I think this little conversation says it all …



After that, Mr. @jimgroom then linked to a video called Who Made Who with bad words and people blowing up trucks with rockets and stuff. It was very violent.

UPDATE: After a little bit of work, I made a little response: Tina Made Groom

UPDATE 30 June: After I posted Tina Made Groom, there was a bit of an Internet Pause, while I’m sure @jimgroom was taken aback (I could hear his intake of breath from here, and I know he felt a chill run up his spine at least three times) and then he capitulated and said UNCLE.

Now so-designated UNCLE @JimGroom says "UNCLE"

Now so-designated UNCLE @JimGroom says “UNCLE”

In recognition of this humbling moment for him, and to help him keep in his place in future times, I have updated his badge with the UNCLE status badge, as a reminder against further grumbling and challenges. I think now UNCLE @jimgroom will be a respectful True Friend to me. That is good!

And NOW, c’mon Friends, let’s just Make Some Art, bub!