Instagram Fridays: College Humor video about Instagram cliches

College Humor posted this incredibly hilarious video about cliché Instagram pictures.  I’m definitely guilty of some of these.  Are you?

Note: NSFW because of language.

 

My Instagram cliché pics (as evidenced in the video):

Most elaborate latte ever!

TCBY mmm!

Chipotle. I just got hungry as I was posting this.

Previous Instagram Fridays Posts:

Israeli Soldiers

Instagram Use in Art Education

Doodles of Instagram

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A Week of Gratitude for Tuesday November 20, 2012

Today for my Week of Gratitude, I give thanks to the people around the world who read, liked, commented, and followed my blog.  Without you guys, I never would have continued writing so THANK YOU!

Readers from around the world 😀

Related links:

Motivational Mondays: A Week of Thanksgiving

Follow up on last post— a blog post following a particularly “woe-is-me” post about myself. 

Instagram Fridays: Exploring Instagram Use in Art Education

I wrote a whole thesis on the potential of Web 2.0, social media, and blogging in Art Education.  At the time, Instagram was not around and I never imagined its possibility in education.

Earlier this week, I received my first fan mail ever from a reader (Thanks Ferina!) who linked me to this article titled “20 Out of the Box Ideas to Use Instagram in Your Classroom.”

Readers know I love Instagram because of its ability to reach, impact, and inform others through photograph. It’s also a way to create a community by making a portfolio of work through hashtags. Since I’m an Art Educator, here’s what they suggest for using Instagram in the Art Classroom:

17. Art

Offer a fun and creative scavenger hunt. Send students out to take photos of different shapes (like finding isosceles triangles in architecture). Then post a collage and invite followers to identify the common denominator in every building.

Here are some of my ideas:

1. Photograph student art work and make hashtags based on class, class period, project, style, media, elements and principles of art and design.

2. Lucky enough to have an iPad in the classroom as well as an iPhone or iPod touch like Fuglefun and Tiedemania? You can instantly upload student work created on the iPad to Instagram!

3. With budget cuts cutting art, music, and physical education, you can document the daily life of your art classroom through Instagram.  For example, if you photograph students working on a mural, write a caption about the arts encourage collaboration and community building.  Since many people use Instagram, its mass appeal can do wonders for any art program.

Also, I noticed that Instagram introduced a new feature where you can easily view your profile online.  This can make it easier to spread the good news about your art program especially to those who may not own a smart phone.

You can check out my Instagram profile at http://instagram.com/abbyesc#.

I’ve also used Statigram to keep track of my followers, likes and comments.  This information can be valuable in increasing your viewership.

I would love to hear other people’s ideas about using Instagram in the classroom.  Even though I didn’t mention it above because I hope that as teachers we use common sense, your students’ safety is of utmost importance!  Make sure you get permission from their parents!

New Facebook Page for my Art

Hello everyone!

I created a new Facebook Page for AbbyEscobalArt!

Check it out here:

https://www.facebook.com/AbbyEscobalArt 

In addition, check out my other my-art related posts:

Zentangle Inspired Art in Etsy Shop

New Etsy Shop!

Instagram Fridays: Zentangle Inspired Art

Instagram Fridays: Grand Central Terminal and Street Art

Sketchbook Art

Available for Sale on AbbyEscobalArt in Etsy

Instagram Fridays: Some of my Zentangle Inspired Art

Lately, I’ve been getting into the art of Zentangle.  Basically what Zentangle is the art of meditative doodling.  Since I was a kid, I’ve always been drawing designs on the margins of my notebook, so when I learned that there is a whole art movement similar to my doodles, I was excited.

I’ve been posting some of my Zentangles on Instagram because I realized that it was a great place to share my artwork with the community.  I feel a sense of pride whenever someone who doesn’t follow me likes my work. 😀

 

Note: This piece was done on Ampersand Scratchbord.  It’s also for sale!  Contact me at abbyescart@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Read the Zentangle blog here

Check out my Instagram here 

Have a happy weekend!

Instagram Fridays: Doodling Documentation

I recently started to follow Doodlers Anonymous on Facebook.  As a doodle artist, I find the work featured in the site to be engaging and inspiring.  On August 20, 2012 DA featured an artist named Sophie Roach whose designs are bright and intricate.  Sophie documents her process on her Instagram account as well.

 

 

 

In fact, Sophie has inspired me to document my artwork on my Instagram.

 

Happy Creativity Time everyone!

Thank you!

Monday turned out to be a really great day for my blog.  According to wordpress, Monday was the best day for likes so thank you to everyone for the love.

In particular, a big thank you to Leaping Tracks for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award.

 

There are three rules for accepting a One Lovely Blog nomination:

  1. you pay tribute to the giver of the award
  2. you describe seven facts about yourself
  3. you nominate other bloggers to receive the award

So here we go…

1.  Leaping Tracks–liberating my downloads, one track at a time.

Throughout the years, I accumulated hours and hours of music.  I have 10.9 days worth of music and when I put my iTunes library on shuffle, I’m still surprised with the variety I have. Leaping Tracks documents the thoughts and feelings that comes when listening to songs one forgets they have.  Sometimes, old memories come up when I hear a song in my library that I haven’t heard in a long time.  So to Leaping Tracks, THANK YOU and happy listening and blogging :).

2.  Seven Facts about Me.

  • For three summers in a row, I worked at sleepaway camps,  one in East Windham, NY and one in Glen Spey, NY.  I never went to sleepaway camp as a kid but I’m glad to experience it as an adult.  There’s always some sense of community and tradition that goes on in camp.  I also find it amazing how people bond so quickly during summer camp.
  • Remember Scratch Art from elementary school art class?  Over the summer when I was an Arts and Crafts specialist, I found some scratch art paper and basically scratched away.  When I got home, I bought some Ampersand Scratchbord and did a couple of really cool pieces (to be posted soon!).  I find the scratching process really relaxing and engaging.
  • I love shopping!  When I’m in stores such as H&M, Uniqlo, or Michael’s, I always end up buying something :/.
  • I do some freelance illustration work through fiverr.  Check out my gigs!
  • I love to cook.  My famous recipes include Penne a la Vodka with Turkey Meatballs, Baked Chicken with Mushroom Soup, and Ranch Burgers.
  • I met my fiancé through Facebook back in 2005 when it was still limited to college students.
  • I have been consistent with my Motivational Mondays and Instagram Fridays post (besides a hiatus because I was in camp).  Let’s hope I keep up the momentum!

3.  People I want to nominate

Blogging is new to me so I admire the way these people approach their blogs.

Diane Ravitch:  an educational historian who stands up for teachers during a time of teacher bashing.

Illustration Age:  I love the artwork featured on this blog.

Rpdpod: Lovely nature photography

Artsy Forager: More lovely artwork and inspiration featured in this blog

Once again, thank you to Leaping Tracks for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award  and to all of my readers who encourage me to keep writing.