Above you can find a picture of my shadow box that I made in my Industrial Design class. Starting with five separate pieces of wood I made all of the measurements necessary before I cut the pieces to size. After I cut them, I was able to glue and then sand the box that I had created. As I waited for my box to dry, I sourced a piece of plastic from the shop and engraved the word “LOVE” on the bottom half of the plastic. The last few details were staining my box and simply sanding it a few more times. The picture that I chose is very special to me. Here I am sitting at a ball game with both of my grandpa’s- all of us having a great time. In a span of 3 months this year I lost both of them and life has been hard without them. This box stays on our kitchen counter and is always something I love seeing in the morning.
As our Industrial Design project, we had to create a costume that we could wear for halloween this year. We started with brainstorming a long list of ideas and slowly narrowed it down to two. Maya and I were originally going to each be an eye ball and then together a pair of glasses. After some thought we decided on Slinky Dog from Toy Story. We created plans with measurements and materials needed. I was able to source the felt and Maya was in charge of all things from cotton balls to clips to glue and the wire that connects us. We were able to make the majority of the costume within 2 or 3 classes and finished the smaller details here and there when we had leftover class time. Today we wore our hair in matching pigtails and matching jeans and shoes. We are so happy with how the costume turned out and can only imagine what we may come up with next year for Halloween.