STRENGTHS In unit 2 making the ukiyo-e, I think I did well on creative thinking, concentrating but having fun at same time. And for my proud ideas are when we were to make our own design, I couldn’t choose what to put but when it was for creative thinking, I thought of my name which is “Harumi” and in Japanese (kanji) it is “春美”. Because the first letter “春”(Haru) means spring and Sakura (cherry blossom) was representing my name and also the culture, Japan. I think this is the proudest part if my work.
WEAKNESS For my cultural influence, I’m pretty fine with it but maybe I could have added some more things that are representing Japan. If I was to add more of Japan culture, I could’ve had Mount Fuji or Japan flag in it. But at the same time I thought if I do Japan flag or Mount Fuji, the ideas might be same as some people who are doing Japan for their culture. But some other weakness, something that I thought I could’ve done was to measure correctly. I did not measure it quite good on the design motif parts so when I was starting to transfer on the plate and started caving, I noticed it.
For my Personal interest, I tried my best thinking of what I am interested in. But at this moment I am not into something specifically except dance so that is why I mainly added dance and where I take dance videos which are “musical.ly”. Maybe one day if I have another interest one day I would want to add it in.
My interlock is pretty accurate but it just makes a square with stripes. There is not much BIG meaning to it but because my hobby is to dance, and when I dance I wear Adidas shoes and because there is a little stripe pattern, I added that for my interlocking for sides. And my interlocking design makes and square on edges and makes a connecting cherry blossom and musical.ly.
For color unity, I choose black and white for my motif and I was planning to make it with more color but for example, if I had too many different colors, it wouldn’t have color unity and it will take time on the printing. They don’t symbolize many things but I wanted to make it simple so I used black and white.
My colors are random I guess, cause my design was originally has a lot of colors so I thought I will just make it with a random and simple color as I can.