Customization and efficiency! My latest Zinnia Mary Janes arrived! Thank you @shoesofprey ! #customshoes #besuper #superheroshoes

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“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” Digital Storytelling Video #PenColMedia

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“We Arrgh Pirates! The Hero’s Journey at Peninsula College” by my Peninsula College Intro to 3D Design Digital Storytelling Students! Edited by Jack Cote and filmed in Second Life! https://youtu.be/eYGo0jDLdM0 #PenColMedia

So proud of these superhero’s!

The Hero’s Journey New Student Orientation Digital Storytelling and 3D Design Interactive Project is an ongoing, persistent engagement experience to inform and inspire new students to attend Peninsula College on campus and online.

Digital Storytelling students design, build, and institute components of The Hero’s Journey. The continual goal of the project is to build an innovative marketing space and introduction to the college through an adventure filled with information, helpful resources, encouragement, and inclusive experiences.

Our next class start Spring term with Media 224 – Digital Storytelling which is taught online and on campus!

Peninsula College 2017 Media 196 – Intro to 3D Design Class:
Joseph Beeson
Cory Castillon
Jack Cote
Mariah Dillard
Isaac Fink
Cindy Guoan
James Iredale
Christeal Milburn
Nicholas Rehler
Naoko Scott
Bryan Smith

Special Thanks to all the Peninsula College Digital Storytelling Heroes

http://pencol.edu/proftech/multimedia-communications

Digital Storytelling Students become mentors after the hero's journey

The 12 Steps of The Hero’s Journey:

The Hero’s Journey – Step 1 – Ordinary World – This step refers to the hero’s normal life at the start of the story, before the adventure begins.

The Hero’s Journey Step 2 – Call to Adventure – The hero is faced with something that makes them begin their adventure. This might be a problem or a challenge they need to overcome.

The Hero’s Journey Step 3 – Refusal of the Call – The hero attempts to refuse the adventure because they are afraid.

The Hero’s Journey Step 4 – Meeting with the Mentor – The hero encounters someone who can give them advice and ready them for the journey ahead.

The Hero’s Journey Step 5 – Crossing the First Threshold – The hero leaves their ordinary world for the first time and crosses the threshold into adventure in the extraordinary world.

The Hero’s Journey Step 6 -Tests, Allies, and Enemies – The hero learns the rules of their new world. During this time, they endure tests of strength of will, meets friends, and comes face to face with foes.

The Hero’s Journey Step 7 – Adaptation and Approach – Setbacks occur, sometimes causing the hero to try a new approach and adopt new ideas.

The Hero’s Journey Step 8 – Ordeal – The hero experiences a major hurdle or obstacle, such as a life or death crisis.

The Hero’s Journey Step 9 – Reward – After surviving death, the hero earns their reward or accomplishes their goal.

The Hero’s Journey Step 10 – The Road Back – The hero begins their journey back to their ordinary life.

The Hero’s Journey Step 11 – The Resurrection Hero – The hero faces a final test where everything is at stake and they must use everything they have learned.

The Hero’s Journey Step 12 – Return with Elixir – The hero brings their knowledge or the “elixir” back to the ordinary world, where they apply it to help all who remain there.

Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8

affordable art by Renne Emiko Brock-Richmond

Join me at the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair May 6 – 8, 2016! I am honored to be Co-Director of this community event with my friend and fellow artist, Jean Wyatt. We launch with the First Friday Art Walk Sequim Patron Preview of creative vendors and ‘Propagation’ a music performance by Alan B. Brock-Richmond.

2016 Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair at the Sequim

2016 will be the 26th year for the Arts and Crafts Fair and is a 2 day event that provides an opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted wares. Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose are an underlying theme of the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fair which will have demonstrations throughout Saturday and Sunday, as well as an Innovative Reuse Showcase and Contest. Over 30 vendors make this event a mainstay of the Irrigation Festival. In addition to the crafts vendors, enjoy a selection from our food vendors and enjoy our main stage entertainment.

“Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at @fcvw Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference on March 7

Superhero Origin Story

Superhero Origin Story

Join me March 7 at 12:30 PM PST for “Courage to Encourage: Origin Story Lessons” at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference. The event is online in a virtual world, please go to this site to register http://consortium.militarymetaverse.org/

My presentation provides step-by-step guidance for instructors and trainers to tap into inspiring students through developing their mission and how that pursuit fuels their educational drive and development. Every student superhero has a catalyst that changes their lives and is the incentive to improve themselves and the world around them. Discover students’ origin stories and principal motivation to turn passion into positive projects and promote partnerships.

Virtual worlds foster flexible, imaginative play to reveal and utilize students’ individual stories. Create a safe learning environment where this vulnerable intersection transforms into a lesson of confidence, compassion, and connections with other superheroes. After exploring the events and elements of their influential story, implement transmedia storytelling through multimedia, blogs, social networks, and virtual world engagement to support student centered success and unique learning styles while inspiring universal listening, inquiry, and teambuilding.

Renne's red mary janes at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.

The last time I presented at the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds Conference it was at the National Defense University in Washington D.C. Dig my red mary janes! #FCVW #FCVW15 #besuper

If you let me play I will play like a girl

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Demo for Peninsula College Portfolio Class

Sharing with my students how to create and use a WordPress Blog today. They have excellent questions about why they would use a blog. Why do you create a blog or follow one?

Celebrating Presents

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This past week my high school friend, Reed, had a birthday and we chatted on Facebook after giving him birthday wishes. There he gave me permission to pester him to get off his butt and do art again. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity and gave him an assignment right then and there! If you know me, I love to give homework! I suggested that he do a photo essay about presents. I didn’t just mean gifts, but a sense of time, production, and your portrayal.

I am sure Reed is busy working on this assignment. I gave him a week, my students will vouch I am very forgiving for tardiness if there is good reason. So, that made me think about what I got for Christmas gifts and how it would relate to my presents challenge.

I received a box of chocolate toffee from my Uncle Paul along with many other treats and sweets from relatives. Food has always brought my family together, as well as, made us late for many other things. We are known for lollygagging standing around while eating cookies or candy. Those are quality moments with family while someone is waiting in the car to get a move on.

My parents got me red gloves I can use with my phone, a white sweater, and pearls. All quite special and bring out the best in me. I adore learning and teaching technology to help people express themselves, promote their superpowers, and stay connected with family, friends, and the future.

Because I value customization so much, most of my supplies to create apparel are white so I can dye them. I am terribly fussy about the hues I wear, so the gift of a white sweater assures I can dye it just the right shade of orange or yellow or red I need. My colorful appearance is my art and a way to encourage others to be their best selves.

Lastly the pearls, not only are the lovely to look at and wear, but they are a symbol I use often in my artwork. Pearls are an icon of wisdom, education, life lessons, and making something wonderful out of a mistake or disappointment.

Lessons learned, I think back to that Commercial Art class Reed and I had together with several dear friends our senior year. I know I didn’t make it easy on myself when I challenged the instructor publicly as an editorial in school newspaper on her disrespect of my classmates’ intellectual property rights and mine. Her conduct just helped push me to be a better educator and arts advocate. That was a present too.

We all have gifts, receive gifts, and give gifts. Having each other in our lives is also a special present we are fortunate to acquire and that I am grateful for.

What presents do you celebrate?