Tag Archives: word art

The Owl and the Pussycat

17 Apr

Title:  The Owl and the Pussycat & Colors

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application) & Microsoft Word (Office 10)

Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat” is my favorite childhood poem.  I remember that I had an illustrated copy of the book, but I have not been able to find the same copy since.  All I remember is that the water was very blue, the owl was brown, the cat was grey, and her dress was pink.  The boat was, of course, pea-green.  I also remember that her dress and parasol were very frilly, and they sat on a blanket on the beach eating quince.  I really wish I knew who had done those illustrations.  Poem by Edward Lear can be found here.

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Happy heart, and stuff.

16 Jan

Title:  Heart

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application)

I really like using the “crayon” tool in the Windows 7 Paint application.  Since I regularly use real crayons, I suppose this is no surprise.  🙂  I wanted to do something bright, colorful, and with a sort of airy freshness.  It’s a bright, sunny day, and even though there’s snow on the ground I’m thinking of bright green growing things.

“My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz…”

13 Jan

Title:  Frabjous Alphabet

Medium:   Microsoft Word, Paint

I found the idea for this little project here.  While I do really like the “Love” picture in the original post, I wanted to see what the same concept would look like with other words.  It took me a few tries to get the right letter size and the needed number of alphabet repetitions for the word frabjous, which just happens to be one of my favorite words (I know, who’d have guessed, right?).  🙂  I did the letters and coloring in Word, then copied (via Prt Scrn) and pasted it into Paint for resizing and conversion to an image file.  Despite only having a few minutes this evening to work on it, I am happy with the way this little art piece turned out.  I think it would be neat to do a series of these with a variety of words, print them out, and mat/frame them for hanging around the house.