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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hot words in summer of colour

What an amazing array of art in response to the first summer of colour pair last week – I enjoyed visiting many blogs and seeing work using different mediums and techniques. I’ll definitely be visiting all on the linky again this week.

Our colour pair this week continues the bright theme but on the other side of the wheel

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I played with the wave distortion filter in Photoshop Elements creating patterns and put some together as a collage

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Then I used one of them as a background for some play with words

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reflecting on the extent to which we all use words that are very specific to a particular context and how easy it is to forget that this language in a mystery to others.

I’ve used series of words from different parts of my life as well as emoticons and text or internet speak

The specific sets of words on the diagonals are

* Maori words used regularly by New Zealanders

*slang from North East Scotland

* terms in Photoshop elements

*organisations I work for and with

*fiscal terms commonly in the news

* blogger terms

* from my days as a political scientist

*barista coffee lingo

* StarTrek talk

* crochet terms

and of course babelfish is a HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy reference.

26 comments:

BJ said...

So love what you do with the colour combos (have just popped back to see last week's entry too)They are both super. BJ#13

Tracy said...

Great fun! I recognise some of the terms and am glad that you gave a list of the others. I've learned something :)

Halle said...

Really neat way to do the challenge. Digital work is so fun!! I find myself getting caught up in it at times.

Cheri said...

I chuckled when I saw the Star Trek references! I wonder what it says about me that when I watch "Big Bang Theory" I actually UNDERSTAND most of those references?! Beautiful and fun work Helena!

Tammie Lee said...

makes for a great piece
all your layers and words.

Christine said...

very thoughtful piece, words are fascinating.

Gloria in CA said...

I love what you did with the color combos. Great job.:)

Manon Visser said...

This is just really really nice and one of the best I have seen today;)
ManonX

Valerie said...

Really nice! I have never tried to make a digital work of art, but after seeing this I might give it a go :-)

Ali H said...

Great fun digi art ! Thanks for sharing ! Ali x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love the word structurelessness in line 12. Great digi art.

Maria Ontiveros said...

REally interesting! I'll be working on mine tomorrow and will likely post on Friday.
Rinda

Tracey Fletcher King said...

It was fun to try to work out which terms went with which topic... a fun take on the challenge colours...xx

Shahrul Niza said...

WOW, this is such an energetic art piece :). The colors are perfect for so many letters coming together like a melting pot of culture. LOVE!

Miriam said...

This is fabulous Helena, I really love the words something I just can't do. The whole piece is stunning.

Kristin said...

That is REALLY cool! I love the big, bold colors and your idea to add text from different aspects of your life makes it really special, xoxo

Mandy said...

Wow...this is really clever...and a great touch to add significant lingo to you beautiful piece...
mandy snow #22
x

sharon said...

Great work draws you in.

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful and creative work. I love the pattern and words:)

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Love this art with words and Colors!
Hugs

Jez Eden said...

I do admire your creative and original approach in your digital hot pink and orange painting for SOC

Sharon Fritchman said...

So creative!!! I love what you did with this challenge!!!

Kepi said...

Very creative, love the variety of words used!

Giggles said...

I LOVE this. Great colors and words!! A very unique piece!

Hugs Giggles

Diana Taylor said...

Fabulous! I love the background you created - very impressed that you did it on the computer. I love the words you chose - it all comes together and works beautifully.

Natasha said...

Fun, very thoughtful piece. Was fun to work out which words go with what prompt. Great use of the colours. :)