My Miserable Spubble


“Learn to love yourself, grab a picture of yourself in which your body language, actions, gestures, etc. suggest one thing and then play off that using a speech bubble. Ideally the result would make people laugh—but I must acknowledge there are other possible emotional responses that may be just as acceptable.”


My Spubble shows me on long and exhausting day of the Spring Concert, which was followed by Bluegrass and BBQ the next day. In total I worked 24 ho I have chosen to go into the field of higher education which is very rewarding and usually not as tiring as the last week of classes was this year.  Still even when I was exhausted I realized how happy I was to be going into the Student Affairs field as I saw students at our sold out concert have a great time.  That doesn’t mean those two days didn’t kick my ass.

The picture was actually taken by Dean Jones, so I had to contact her in order to receive the photograph.  After I received it I uploaded it to,a website that I am super comfortable using after working in publicity in my organization in the past year.

  1. I uploaded the photograph into

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2.  I searched for a speech bubble in the Elements menu and found the one I liked.

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3. I changed the colors of of the speech bubble to fall more in line with the shirts we are wearing in the photo.

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4. I turned the transparency down on the speech bubble.

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5. I added text over the speech bubble from the text menu.

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6. I chose a large a square from the elements menu and I laid a large square over the picture.

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7. I downed the transparency of the square to add a warm tint to the photo.

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8. I then downloaded the edited photograph as a JPEG from Canva and uploaded it on flickr. and embedded it into this post.

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1 Comment

  1. Jennifer Polack says: Reply

    To get full credit on how you create the assignment I would take screen captures of the creation process and they list
    1.) Upload Photo to

    This is where you say what you do and since I do not know the software I have no idea by what you mean laid a large square
    2.) Select Square from Option Blah

    Without this you will only get 10% of the 30% for that portion of the write up.

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