For our first assignment this semester in electronic publishing, we were asked to create a four-page publication geared towards college students, titled Healthier By Degrees. We were provided all of the copy, and our job was to decide on the layout, fonts, and colors, and shoot appropriate photographs.
Instead of taking pictures, I decided to draw all my own illustrations so I could have full control. I drew with black pen on plain white paper, and scanned all of my drawings into the computer. Using Photoshop, I colored my illustrations with the paint bucket tool, and placed the photos in In Design.
It was a great learning experience, and now that I know how it all works, I will definitely be using of my own illustrations for future work!
Every February, Winnipeg celebrates French-Canadian culture for 10 days in the heart of St. Boniface at Festival du Voyageur. This tradition started in 1970 and has been going strong ever since. Inside of Fort Gibraltar, voyageurs demonstrate and explain how those in the early 19th century cooked, made canoe paddles and snowshoes, tanned leather, traded fur, decorated their clothes, and kept warm during the winter months.
Fort Gibraltar was originally built in 1809 by the North West Company voyageurs, but was captured seven years later by the Hudson’s Bay Company and destroyed. A year later, the British authorities gave NWC permission to rebuild. The fort was destroyed by the Red River flood in 1852, but was rebuilt in 1978 by the Festival du Voyageur.
Here’s a look at the voyageur lifestyle inside of Fort Gibraltar.
I’ve been fighting a cold for the past few days. What a bummer to have a sore throat, stuffy nose, and a headache all during reading week! I guess it’s better to be sick while I don’t have classes?
Anyway, whenever I’m under the weather I try to incorporate more garlic into my diet. So tonight I made some extremely garlicky, kick-ass guacamole to help speed up my recovery, and I want to share it with you. It’s super simple, fast, and easy. I promise.
What you need:
2 ripe avocados, mashed
1 large tomato, chopped
1 lime, juiced
4 cloves garlic, minced
Mix the above ingredients in a bowl and let the concoction sit for 30 minutes, so the delicious flavors blend together. Then eat your heart out! You can dip tortilla chips, soda crackers, or carrots into the guacamole… or spread it on toast.