The Egg Laying Convention by Megan Grey
Once a year there is an Egg Laying Convention, where all creatures that lay eggs are invited to socialize about eggs and the like. Most of the attendees of this convention are birds, but at one point, a platypus shows up. Even though the platypus only wants to be accepted for who she is, the birds flee at the sight of something new and frightening. It might take awhile for these stuck up birds to accept the fact that Ms. Platypus lays eggs as well, but biology and facts are on her side. There is hope for her and for all of her kin in the future. As I reflected upon past educational experiences while working on this project, I found myself identifying greatly to the platypus. Especially when remembering my middle school days. Bottom line is, everyone should be accepted for who they are, and our differences should be celebrated. For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
To see The Egg Laying Convention in Flickr, go here.
For their first assignment, Interactive Digital Communication students focus on Photoshop skills. These finished pieces represent some of IDC students’ best work. Most IDC students have never worked with Photoshop before.
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