Glossary Write Up
















During the semester i learnt these list of words. I found the words mostly in readings we had and article from the practice final. The whole point of this glossary is to find words we don’t know and look it up and write out the definition and sources out so classmates that may not know the word can also see it. This glossary has helped me through the semester because i got to know 15 new words that i may have heard but never know the actual meaning. This glossary was also used for my glossument book which was also another fun project.

Cover Letter

New York City College of Technology
300 Jay Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Hello Gallery Owner,

I am writing this letter to you because my classmate and I would like our art to be apart of your gallery. We have created a glossument book together with my classmates inspired by Tom Phillips work, “A Humument”. My name is Giraffe and i am a communication design major student attending City Tech. My interests are digital art and graphic designs. During the first semester of college, I was given a project by my classes to create a glossument. I believe this project of my glossument would be a good fit to your gallery.

Everyone in my class had to write up 15 glossary words and use it for their glossument. In my glossument book, it contains words that i learnt about throughout the first semester of my English class. Using these words I create a customized book called “The Book That Called My Name.” Some examples of the words i used was Expenditure, Afflatus, Exasperate, and Matriarch. Each of these words have their own picture and definition in the book. Please also check out my Catalogue Entry, it will explain who the artist is and how the work was created to my glossument. Please consider the art towards your gallery.

I really enjoy the work you have in your gallery and hope you would be interested and giving me or my classmates, hopefully everyone a chance in adding our art towards that collection. I look forward to what you think about it. Thank you for your time and have a great day.





Color Harmony: Phase 4

Throughout this project i enjoyed making the cover the most. I wanted to keep my book plain and simple with the colors black and white. I was inspired by my phase 2 painting,  splatter paint art.  When making it, splatting the painting the paper was the best. I tried using the colors that was given and noticed i used too much tan. I learn about monocromatics, complementary and analogous. I learned a lot about colors, before these lessons i would think a color is just color but theres more to colors than i thought.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Color Harmony: Phase 3


This is my book cover.  The book name is I Heard the Book Call My Name. The original book title was called I Heard the Owl Call My Name. I written out the name instead of painting because the original book had a handwriting style. I used a bristol paper and taped and glued the cover to the book. I used the photo from phase 2 as the idea of splatting paint as my book cover. I chose this type because my pages consist of paint and its paint messy and also colors are black and white so the painting i chose was perfect and matches what was inside the book.

Duration: 45 mins




1: the quality or state of being prevalent

2: the degree to which something is prevalent especially : the percentage of a population that is affected with a particular disease at a given time

Encountered from A Natural fix for A.D.H.D

“The lifetime prevalence in children has increased to 11 percent in 2011 from
7.8 percent in 2003 — a whopping 41 percent increase — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ”



Definition:  anything that is owed to someone else

Encountered from A Natural Fix for A.D.H.D

“All of a sudden, his greatest liabilities — his impatience, short attention span and restlessness — became assets. And this, I think, gets to the heart of what
is happening in A.D.H.D.”

The author is saying one of his greatest responsibility is his short attention span.


Pharmaceutical (adjective)

Definition:  of, relating to, or engaged in pharmacy or the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals

Encountered from A Natural Fix for ADHD

“Some of the rising prevalence of A.D.H.D. is doubtless driven by the pharmaceutical industry, whose profitable drugs are the mainstay of treatment. ”



Definition: branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

Encountered from A Natural Fix for ADHD

“ATTENTION deficit hyperactivity disorder is now the most prevalent psychiatric illness of young people in America, affecting 11 percent of them at some point between the ages of 4 and 17.”




Underfed (adj)

Definition: not getting adequate food

“Compared with the rest of us, they have sluggish and underfed brain reward circuits, so much of everyday life feels routine and understimulating.”

Encountered from A Natural fix for A.D.H.D

The author is saying that people with ADHD has a different way of thinking  than people that don’t have ADHD so they do stuff that causes them to be a step behind.

Didatic 4

This book requires readers to open a piece of folded paper. In the paper there lies the word matriarch and a picuture. Matriarch means a woman who is the head of a family or tribe. The picture is a picture of a crown with the word queen in it. A queen represents a matriarch because it can be a mother of a king.