flickr words

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Everytime I think I’ve seen all the cool on-line generators, I come across another one. Kelly on My Utopia blogged this fun word generator last week. All you do is type in a word and it mines photos from flickr and spells it out (kinda like my other favorite, the Mosaic Generator). Click on my custom “bookbabie” above and go try it out for yourself!

colors to go

Do you have a photograph or painting that you love? If you’d like to copy the color palette so that you can 1) paint your living room to match 2) create a digital drawing or 3) design a web page color scheme around it, then the Color Palette Generator is the tool for you. You upload a photo and get a simple break down of the color palette, complete with HTML color codes. It’s easy breezy to use and fun, even if you have no plans to bust out a paint brush in the near future!

butterfly art

I know I’ve blogged it before, and I’m sure I’ll blog it again, but I love the image mosaic generator. You upload one of your own photos and it gathers images from flickr and turns it into a mosaic. How cool is that? If you click on my butterfly you can see the tiny photos that form the image. I used it to make the background for my twitter account too, click here if you want to check it out. Okay, enough said, go and make one yourself!

artsy fartsy monday

One of my favorite browsing and shopping sites, Art.com, has a fun on-line version of Paintbrush. You paint a picture and when you’re finished you watch as a video replays everything you did, very cool. You can then view it in a mock-up art gallery and they will add it to their collection. My painting is done with my mouse, not very fancy but fun to do. I just ordered a Wacom tablet so I can learn to do more intricate graphic designs (I hope) like the ones I see on the Illustration Friday site. I’m not giving up on my “Story of George” collages though, no matter how tricky I become with the pen and tablet!

Click here to make your own masterpiece!

my life as a book

You are Cry the Beloved Country

Life is exceedingly difficult right now, especially when you put more miles between yourself and your hometown. But with all sorts of personal and profound convictions, you are able to keep a level head and still try to help folks, no matter how much they harm you. You walk through a land of natural beauty and daily horror. In the end, far too much is a matter of black and white.

Click on the book and take a short quiz to see what book you are! With a virtual nod to my friend, BookYeti.

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The Golden Compass is a book written by Philip Pullman that was sold in the adult and young-adult categories when it was first published in 1998. It is a book rich in fantasy and according to the Detorit Free-Press it is, “extraordinary storytelling at it’s very best”. In December a movie based on the book will premier starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman. On the movie website they have a fun generator where you can find out what your daemon is (not the same thing as a demon). In the book, a person’s soul lives outside their bodies in the form of a talking animal. Click on bookbabie’s daemon, Pereus, if you want to find yours!

a million little pictures

I met a really cool artist in my web wanderings tonight. Her blog is called Misty Mawn and one of her posts included a mosaic self-portrait that she made at this online mosaic generator. Needless to say, I spent my evening uploading, and then downloading photos, saving the ones I liked best. If you click on the portrait of my son Andy, you’ll get a larger view and you will be able to see that his image is made up of thousands of other tiny images. It’s really quite beautiful. Give it a try and have yourself a lovely, art filled weekend!