My creativity seems locked down, and Ideas are mostly trapped inside.
I'm seeking the combination that will free my thoughts.
How you'd hope users would use hashtags: #️⃣square #️⃣shapes #️⃣Clipart #️⃣Blue #️⃣CentralComposition #️⃣Minimalism
How users often use hashtags: #️⃣square #️⃣squares #️⃣bigsquare #️⃣smallsquare #️⃣picture #️⃣drawing #️⃣vector #️⃣bluesquare #️⃣redsquare #️⃣greensquare #️⃣circles #️⃣shapes #️⃣figures #️⃣art #️⃣painting #️⃣computerart #️⃣digitalart #️⃣forwomen #️⃣latinas
....okay, yeah... I was thinking about this while browsing a porn site.
Experimenting with an #Inkscape version of folded paper strip letters.
edit: Source code of sample letters:
I got my flu shot button.
The town trash truck just came up our street, picking up the big, blue bags. The truck picked up bags from our next-door neighbor, but then drove by our house.
I hope it means the truck was full. The bags are still there across the street (truck normally does one side at a time), so I can only think our bags will be taken when the ones across the street get done.
"The extinction of clip art as a concept is a looking glass reflecting what makes the modern computer experience so unpleasant. It’s not even that nothing is free anymore; it’s that nothing is its own product anymore—everything has been reduced to the piecemeal, from individual images to creative labor itself. It is actually cheaper for me to hire a graphic designer on Fiverr than it is to buy a single image on Shutterstock." #graphicdesign #clipart
I may have accidentally a thing.
This came from wikimedia commons
And it was remixed as:
which isn't a sign that is very useful, but was needed for
and since I was already working on this, I decided I might as well
(if you're reading this on mastodon you probably can't see that the images are in the middle of the text, before the URLs).
Improvements are typically possible in anything we do.
Yet another example:
This pair of switches were sketchy, at best in yesterday's posted version which was for the word of the day.
You can find the newer source vector images at https://openclipart.org/detail/341763/wall-switches-usa-style along with thousands of other clipart images in the public domain.
Maybe you will decide to download some and improve them, too.
À partir de ce #clipart (https://openclipart.org/detail/256647/four-freedoms-of-free-software-redux), ma collègue @pdouheret a fait cela ⤵️
1 a surrounding area or district : neighborhood
2 neighborhood sense 3b
3 the quality or state of being near : proximity
The stream, sometimes a torrent
Mostly cheerful, rarely abhorrent,
Passes here through this vicinity,
Sharing friends, with whom I have affinity.
orac·u·lar ȯ-ˈra-kyə-lər ə-
1 resembling an oracle (as in solemnity of delivery)
2 of, relating to, or being an oracle
No need for statements, oracular.
It suffices to use the vernacular
To predict that my WotD's future
Could be less than spectacular.
Is the blush off the rose?
(or maybe #alpacas if your allergic to both above :-)
-- Bots, other
Does anyone of you here still remember clip art to illustrate posters, ads, etc? #clipart 😇
Clip Art Was Everywhere - Until It Wasn't. Good look at a phenomenon and its evolution.
I note that meme generators are kind of in that wheelhouse and now, AI generated filler art too. I've been asking various image AI to make an image vaguely relevant to whatever I'm blogging about, taking that into paint.NET and modifying it, and my blogs have some of this modifed art just as white space fillers. https://ohaicorona.com/teds-news-stand is my blog aggregator, have a browse.
I'm going to predict that the image AIs will soon improve to the point where a journalist or writer needs only be VERY specific and it'll produce relevant images with logos and particular overlays, possibly making AI the next round of clip art.
Friday fun fact: #HathiTrust member library affiliates can download these ridiculous clip art books from the University of Minnesota libraries. https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?lookfor=%22clip+art%22+&searchtype=title&ft=ft&setft=true
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