So this week I attempted to learn how to use Canva! Being BOTH technologically and artistically challenged, this was a beast to tackle for sure! Canva has such a massive amount of apps, tools, templates, literally anything, that it is very overwhelming to me. I decided after trying and failing at other methods, that an infographic was the best option for me to demonstrate a small snippet of my learning project this week.
After choosing a theme, I was able to begin customizing it. Again, there are just so many options that it was overwhelming. There are hundreds of fonts, stickers, animations, whatever you could imagine, available. I took an embarassingly long time figuring out what fonts I might like, only to use to original because I gave up trying to choose another. I debated trying out a bunch of fonts and stickers and making it a modge-podge of all my new skills but decided ultimately to upload one that looked like an adult made it.
Overall I think this was a success! Making a very simple infographic took me over an hour, but it was completely due to user malfunction. At this point, it ends up making the product look appealing, but it takes a great deal of time. I am hoping with time I get faster, but in the meantime, it is still somewhat overwhelming, but less so.
To speak a bit more on this week’s learning project, as the infographic did not fit much text; it is going well! I was able to find a graphic novel at the library at school that I have read about half of this week, as well as still working away at the novel I have at home. I have been enjoying this project so far, but I will say finding time is a factor. I am as a rule quite busy, but I think learning to make time is a large part of this learning project. Slowing down has never been my strong suit, and learning to slow down after a lifetime of rush is a lot more difficult than originally expected, but it is nonetheless very beneficial. So, basically, we are doing well and learning along the way, because where there is a struggle, there is learning and there is growth. I hope all of you out there are having a wonderful week and great luck on your learning journey!