Monday, April 11, 2011

Word clouds


I stumbled across this neat little program called Wordle that creates word clouds from words that you type in, from a blog, blog feed, or any other web page that has an Atom or RSS feed or a del.icio.us user name.

You can tweak position, size, colour, and backgrounds to achieve the effect you want.  I played with a few options, the black background contained words which I provided, the other cloud came automatically generated from my blog feed.


What crossed my mind is that you could almost use it as a unique artist statement, especially if you fine tuned it using words that relate to a body of work or direction you are taking artistically. 

What words describe your art?

7 comments:

Painter Gal said...

WOW....what fun.....maybe as a reward for finishing the grass and sand ladder next weekend, I'll try it out!

Billie Crain said...

So cool! Where do you find these things??

Lydie said...

Thanks for charing this , I've tried, great fun !

Maggie Latham said...

I often read your blog, and thought this was fun! I've posted a link to your blog in the sidebar of my blog with my bio piece in Word Cloud.
Thanks for sharing.....

Jennifer Rose said...

wordle is a great little toy, it can be really interesting to see which words you use and how often :)

Jeanette said...

This is fun to do, I agree and I've found another program since that works even better and I've created a fish shaped word cloud.

http://www.tagxedo.com/

Sue Pownall said...

a fish shape - perfect for you.