Monday, April 7, 2014

Post 21

This past week, Elysse and i have actually become situated and most of the confusion was situated. Just a  re-cap from 2 weeks ago, we actually get to use our own design for the t-shirts with the company we are using to make the t-shirts. We decided on 3 different designs one a skyline, one the original design, and the other is still to be determined. We split responsibilities and Elysse is doing most of the actual design, and I am making/fining 3 separate quotes for the back of the t-shirts. I am also making the tags for the shirts.

We hope to turn in all the final design and lay out by the end of the week because time is winding down to the speech. And speaking of the speech, we decided our main point of the talk we be about how working with each other has become a project of its own since that has been a large part of our experience and time doing this project. We also have supporting points to it like how working with one another isn't really taught in school and how we have really benefited from this project. Also how it can help for future experiences in our lives.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Big Decisions

This week, Elysse and I probably one of the most important decisions of the project so far. Since we haven't been very successful with making time to individually make each t-shirt ourselves, we made the decision to make the shirts online. We made this decision with the idea of only wanting to make as much profit as possible because although we wanted this project to be a little more artistic, our most important reason for doing this project was to make money for charity and give back. We have very little time for this project left and now we just need to start selling the t-shirts. We may incorporate some of  our original designs on the t-shirt, we just need to find a website that will allow us to do that.

Since we made this decision, one of the most important things I have been thinking about is our speech and I think I have a rough idea of the major points that will be addressed. These are some of my ideas:

  • Address the full ideas of the original project
  • Time management 
  • Working together 
  • The real importance of this project
  • We we did and thought what we did and thought
  • How this project(as in the whole idea of 20-time) can be done by anyone 
I have a few other things too but they are more side notes to these. 

This week we will plan the t-shirts and find a trustworthy and easy website to make the t-shirts we hope to have the shirts all done and ready to sell by late April- early May but early would of ofcourse be the best.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Post 19

This week was a little misleading because I thought I wasn't going to be busy at all, but once again everything piled up and on top of everything, I had an 5-6 page essay to write which was very time consuming. It's been a really stressful last week because I had to turn in several projects and got assigned more projects. I just wish I could just get it all down at once so then it would be all done with. But everything has been spread out so there is something new to worry about.

I don't even think I had time to think last week because of everything that has been going on. I am just praying now that this week will be less crowded and I will get just a few hours to warm on 20 time. So far nothing is planned for this week except a spanish project due next monday, but that's about it. I really hope one day this weekend will workout and I hope Elysse is free too.

I think today I will write out everything that I have to do and when it is due so then I know when I have time for 20 time. I will talk to Elysse about this too and maybe there will be time this weekend.

It just always seems like every year, March is one of the busiest months because there are no breaks and it's the middle of the school year so teachers give you more work. I just hope i will get to take an advantage of this month though because I have no sports going on right now so I will have no practice or games to worry about.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Post 18

During this whole project, I feel like I have started to experience and learn a whole new way to look at how things in the "real" world look are. Like how businesses and companies work and how sometimes the best things may come from a chance of fate that you were in the right spot at the right time.

This week we were asked the question of what we liked the most/ least about 20 time and what we would do differently. In all honesty, what I liked most was how as a student in high school, you are told exactly what to do and how to do it when working on various assignments for different classes; in this project though we were given the opportunity to a project where we chose what we want to do and how we want to do it. This is so important to me because at this age, you always fee like everyone tells you what to do and your teachers, parents, etc. treat you like you don't know what you're talking about. And most of the time, I have learned that I have been slightly off when making assumptions or plans but at least I can make changes with howitzer deal with these things and learn from my mistakes. This was our first experience to find out how we think and potentially find what we are best suited to do in life. With other projects, you make a mistake and you get a bad grade.This is our time to do whatever we want and make mistakes.

What I like least is that my schedule has become so busy I feel like I don't even have time to think. Though this project doesn't have a rubric, I still have other projects that I do and on top of that, all of my extracurricular activities that have no limit of scheduling events. I feel like it's extra stress and I wish I had all time to focus on it because it can be very time consuming.

What I wish I would've done differently is that I wish I would've been I little strict with my free time in the beginning of the school year so that I would've gotten a better head start on the project. But this week I am really excited to do more work on it because for the first time in forever, I have a free weekend and hopefully Elysse does too!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mid Winter Break

During break, I actually did have a lot of inspiration from the scenery and feelings around me. Being in Florida, you can only imagine the colors and different things around you. The ocean and all the animals really inspired me to make a more be achy theme but there can still be other editions too. Like when Elysse and I went to Chicago, we wanted to do a skyline on the shirts. This weekend hopefully we can get some more work time in because I know we could have some time on Saturday and possibly Friday night.

Over break I also thought of other things to incorporate in outr speech and I have begun to write some of these ideas in my Evernote notebook. This project has had me think about a lot of different things including what I could possibly be doing one day for my occupation. I ofcourse haven't come to a conclusion but I certainly have researched and found some things I think are interesting and theyin a way do tie into this project. I will explain this next week when I finish these ideas in my notebook.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Post 16

Another busy week passed by and we weren't able to get much done. It has been extremely hard lately but I think we will be ok. After mid winter break I think things will get back to normal and our work will continue.

We have a lot of places we can sell to and I think that is what will help us. One of these include selling some to our hockey team and that will be a good project to work on over break. we also have been talking with our mentors lately and they have been giving us some really good advice. They have told us things like how important the speech will be and have given us some very important pointers. We haven't started the speech yet but I think it will be just fine because we still have a lot of time but I certainly have been thinking about it.

We haven't been very active on the Instagram but hopefully over break there will be a few pictures up. They will probably be of things that inspire us for our design especially since Elysse and I will be somewhere warm.

Monday, February 3, 2014


This week was really busy for Elysse and I but we got to go to Chicago with our hockey team for a team trip! It was super fun and there was also so much inspiration in the city for designs and labels for upcoming t-shirts. We had so much fun and it was a great bonding experience too. Elysse and I discussed how beautiful the skyline was and how it would be cool to incorporate that into some of our t-shirt designs. I did try to sketch in some designs but I didn't really have time though. Elysse and I will for sure get some in this week though.

We have yet to have another t-shirt making session and I hope it will be in the next coming week but I am not sure yet because we have another very busy weekend with hockey games and homework but we can try to fit it in. In Friday 2o time though, we plan on more designs and maybe another instagram post.

This weekend was really great for Elysse and I and we were inspired by a lot of things in the city nad hopefully we can incorporate these ideas to our design and overall company because I really like this new idea.