week twelve

I can’t choose my favorite holiday

We all have favorite holidays, but sometimes it’s hard to pick just one! For this assignment, use a photo editing software like Pixlr or Photoshop to mashup your top THREE favorite holidays/cultural celebrations. Use whatever elements you would like from each holiday, creating a character or scene with the images/symbols you’ve chosen. 

For my first mashup assignment, I chose to combine my top three holidays and create a scene. My favorite holiday is Christmas (like almost everyone else’s), and Halloween and St. Patricks Day are tied in second place. Knowing this, I decided to make the main focus of this scene Christmas themed. I signup up for the website Pixlr, which I had never used before, and found it to be sooo easy to navigate. Then, I looked for a “Christmas scene” and put it into Pixlr as my background. From there, I found little symbols of each holiday: a leprechaun, pot of gold with a rainbow, jack-o-lantern, and a witch on a broom. I then dispersed them all throughout the Christmas scene. For these elements, I figured out how to remove the backgrounds of the images so they could lay on top of the main image without all the little white boxes around them. Lastly, I uploaded the final image onto Flickr.