I have sent out my previous set after the last Christmas holidays and seems like it is unavoidable, this one is not going to be done before Christmas too. I really tried, but being realistic I need a several days in a row to dive into my project. Continue reading
No I did not finish my 6.2 project yet. I moved house and had to live two weeks without internet at my new place! I do not know how people could survive without it. I need it to register my new address with all suppliers and authorities, I need it to communicate with my friends and relatives, i need it to do my course project! I am so happy to be back. Feeling a bit lost with my project though… It is like I still do not have a clear routine what goes after what, I have got my workbook started, and my reflective journal (sometimes I am not too sure where to put my finds or ideas, workbook or RJ?), I built up the 3D model in SketchUp (my computer is not powerful enough to deal with it, too slow now and drives me nuts), now I am juggling with three of them, jumping from one to another. Shell I finish completely one room up to the list of materials and suppliers or is it better to work on all of them at the same time keeping the whole concept in mind? Tried to render some views with markers today and see now that I need to practice more in sketching… In panic. Stuck. Anybody say to me the famous British KEEP CALM AND KEEP GOING.
By the way, I found a good blog about sketching and rendering, some theory, videos, links to other sketchers sites, check it out: Drawing+Hand.
My hugs to all Open Learning Students. Keep going people. Keep going!
I did not win the MoneySupermarket challenge, but still very happy I did it, the old chester looking fresh and cozy, thank you MoneySupermarket for budget and inspiration! Back to projects now. I now see the point in reflective journal for particular project. It helps to categorize the ideas and to extract the best ones. Somehow the general look of my flat starts to appear.
Step by step I am working on 6th module. Most of paperwork is done, all letters, terms and conditions, purchase order. Before I started the purchase order I checked if there is a software to do the job for me. None for that particular task, but I found that there is a lot of various software exists for small business accounting. What is good as I am really thick in this kind of stuff. Seems like Kashoo, Wave Accounting and Sage One Accounts are the best and there are many more. Some of them are free, some with additional features like time tracking or customers database. Continue reading
Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most. Sorry, I do not know who is author.
1. Small flat for young family
I used SketchUp and Photoshop for this project. Please note that these are just selected images, not the full project how I presented it.
1. Storage System. Customized open shelves, CD/DVD storage and computer table. At the times when room used as a cinema the storage covered by sliding/folding panels upholstered in felt.
Here I start to publish my marks and tutor’s comments for the 5th set of projects. I’ll begin with the easiest one as I always do, I am a bit lazy normally :). I had a great fun working on this project, and this is just to confirm that good design does not come with sweat and blood, it has to be fun. Labour is the next stage of job when you work on making it real.
Board #1. Hard tiled floor
This is again about reading carefully. In the Instructions for completing the notebooks I found that the History of Styles Notebook can be presented in digital version on CD or memory stick to save printing. These days I would think it might also be online presentation. This is awesome! That is why I love KLC – they keep improving all their materials, the web site, and the ways to do the projects too. I will definitely go digital, I hate wasting paper. If you doing the course as I do – one set per year (I know, every time I promise myself to do the next one earlier), do not forget to keep your eye on the latest materials.
By the way, I know my mark for the 5th set, it is A-, but I did not get it back yet, I will have it by the end of this week and publish it here with tutor’s comments as soon as I can.
I made it, but when I printed out the marking sheet to check if everything is done I found some room for improvement. In fact, it is a good idea to use the marking sheet as a submission check list I think. For example it says in the project “show any door furniture” and I just took the picture of the door handle. But in the marking sheet it says “door furniture DRAWN”, so I’ ll better draw it too. Anyway these are very small things to fix and the set is going this week.
By the way, in the video presentation “Building construction” for 5 set in the curriculum, at the very last slide I found a bibliography. Do not make my mistake, watch presentations to the very end! Before you do the work!
And remember to check the Student Book for the list of sources too! Hugs!