Opening Doors You Thought Might be Closed

The_Prisoner_2_Opening_Sequence_HD_1_85x1

I made this gif with http://makeagif.com/youtube-to-gif Who knew that creating a gif from a downloaded You Tube video could be so easy? I have been working much too hard at this for the past 3 weeks! Sure, the name of the video editor is on my gif, but the video sequence belongs to The Prisoner series, anyway.

Sappho has been planning an escape route out of the Village. and she thinks she has found one! In the “Once Upon a Time” episode, Number 6 is introduced to the idea of a waste disposal unit! Here he is contemplating the words of Number 2.

A_waste_disposal_unit

Time is running out! The long summer evenings end soon, and Sappho needs to break away from the internet before fall courses begin.

Tick_Tock

She has bought some Village deck shoes to help her retreat, but after watching the final Prisoner episode, “Fallout”, she is wondering whether life can ever be normal again!

deckshoes

At the recommendation of the Village Philosopher, she has taken out Dostoyevsky’s “The Idiot” and plans to read it in the next 3 weeks. After all, Nureyev had read all of Dostoyevsky!!

IMG_5219

Prisoners, ‘idiots’, Village residents, fairy tales, Burgeron Trailer Blues-all have opened doors to the digital arts for Sappho. It has taken a lot of courageous experimentation on her part and a supportive online community which has tweeted and re-tweeted her work, +1 with comments on G+, a few backchannel emails, and WordPress posts w. comments-all bolstering her to find her own voice, and I think now, she has!

pat2

Thanking the DS106 community for opening doors and windows!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Opening Doors You Thought Might be Closed

  1. How lovely and it fits with our newly found door lovers club too!
    Have a great break! It has been wonderful to see you finding your way into the gif as a vehicle to story and your gift at being able to join the gifs together with words into a great narrative has not gone unnoticed!

    May be you own story telling blog next? Could be called Sappho Writes.

    Like

  2. Hi,
    Thank you for your comments! You have been such an inspiration-you are so quick on the draw with all this stuff. I actually already have two blogs, one for edtetch and the other for my Italian travels (rather unfinished, though).
    I will still be around, but not so active on DS106. It’s really been fun!!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s