Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blog Collage, Wine & Fromage

Thank you to my aunt Kathy for the link to Tagxedo, where you can take words from a website (or any text source, including their own suggestions) and use them to create an image of your choice, either from a file you upload or from their library of shapes. The words are sized by frequency, so the more often it appears in your text, the larger it will appear in the shape. Hmmm, do you think I maybe write about my son a lot?


I really like the results, and there are so many options that you could play around with this forever. Kind of a neat idea to use for perhaps designing the mat surrounding a photo in order to give as a gift (as in, give a picture of a child with words describing the child framing their face on the mat), or even for making fun, personalized placemats for a dinner party, and so on. I could get all sorts of creative ideas from this site; now, putting those ideas into action is a whole other story-- one that requires serious amounts of wine and cheese to even begin contemplating.


  1. Awesome!! Lovely heart! How'd the interview go today?

  2. Oh, great ideas under the picture(didn't see those at first)...I never thought about that. They had a neat idea too to put all of a teacher's students names for a classroom project..wall art.

  3. The classroom idea is definitely a cool one... and I don't know why it took me this long to think that these would be so cool added in to a scrapbook. Der!

    The interview felt a bit strained, but seemed to go well. I'm a little concerned about the hours-- 9:30 to 6:30/7-- because of Ethan. Not only do daycare hours end at 6:30 on the dot, which means I'm not available to stay late (& they repeated how often that happens in this job), but there isn't really anyone else who can go pick up Ethan in an emergency or for those days that I *absolutely* have to stay late. Joel is gone every day for school by about 4:45 and not back in town until after 10. So we'll see if they can maybe be flexible on the 6:30 thing until Joel can switch to day classes in a couple of months. Otherwise... not sure how it's going to work out.