Jan 14, 2011

Subway Art?...or just another form of Word Art

Subway Art
What is Subway Art? – really its just “Word Art” – a collection of words related to same topic/subject arranged in pleasing fashion – those who create these pieces may use different fonts for each of the words or vary the size of the words.
Using Most graphics / photo editing programs you can create your own Wordart subway style prints.
But if you prefer downloading and printing the freebies online or need some inspiration – here’s a few links to what’s out there

Update 2015: many of these links may no longer be available from 2010 and 2011
Found these via internet searches
Free Subway Art >> Firefox search results Printables Internet Explorer Printables
Free Valentine Subway art
Eighteen 25
see also the Christmas subway art printable
**see some of the names of the fonts used on making Eighteen 25’s subway art
Blooming Homestead
**see also other free printables available from Blooming Homestead
Endless Crafting
Life lessons *I didn’t really find that the printable download was FREE
but you can get some ideas to create your own using the same words
More Free Subway art printables
Craftily Ever After
A Little Lovely Blog
Bunch of Craft
Betty Crocker Wannabe
Family values
See too the wonderful Scripture Christmas Tree printable
and Fall printables
See all printables
Sew Much Ado
Hi I’m Francesca
Ghandi’s Top 10 Fundamentals
I love it all
Calendar (*Jan to April)
See too this Madigan Made blog post - for a Sporty themed Subway art
How I create my own style of Subway style Wordart - I use Microsofts Digital Image software (*the program is discontinued - but most graphic/photo editing programs - should be able to produce the same results)
I open a new blank canvas and size it 8x10
then just add words as individual layers in various fonts and sizes and arrange on the canvas
I name and save the basic compilation. Then I can duplicate the image
and have some fun

Jan 11, 2011

pic of the day

I knew today was 1/11/11 but hadn't thought about the time...until I just happened to be in the kitchen and looked at the oven clock..to mark down the time I was taking some medication..and there it was 11:11 - so had to quick take the picture before it became 11:12 - Wish I could have remembered to take the picture at 01:11
But I still get a chance to catch the time 11:11 ...on 11/11/11
I totally forgot last year on 10/10/10...and next year it'll be time to wait for clock to strike 12:12 on 12/12/12 ;-)

Jan 5, 2011

pic of the day

Wonder if this Stork in my yard is resting from a Delivery in the neighborhood or waiting on a pickup call.

Jan 3, 2011

Pic of the day...the process of De-decorating

All the ornaments ready to get packed up, in the boxes I have stacked in the front bedroom. I don't know if that's a word or not..but I'm not de-cluttering, I'm just taking away the nice Christmas decor that I had so carefully put up just a few short weeks ago :-( and packing it back into the boxes. I really have sooooooooo much holiday decor that I could if I want too, put all different stuff out next year. But I still have to sort through it and decide what I really really want to keep. Figure the snow themed things will stay with me ....Snow, its just such a part of me, growing up in Buffalo, and my nickname for Paul was "my snowman" ;-) Well, time to get back to my de-decorating.
Think maybe I'll leave the tree up one more night and enjoy the lights

Jan 2, 2011

Pic of the day Green,Gray,Red

My grandson and I enjoyed watching the sandhill crane couple walking by this morning in my yard. Usually they are around almost daily, but I hadn't seen them since a couple days before Christmas - I must have a couple hundred photos of them already....but thought that this pic was especially nice with the gray of the trees, their feathers, the green foliage and their red heads...kinda Christmasy and all ;-)

Excerpt quoted from National Geographic

Sandhills are the most common of all the world's cranes. A fossil from the Miocene Epoch, some ten million years ago, was found to be structurally the same as the modern sandhill crane. Today, these large birds are found predominately in North America. They range south to Mexico and Cuba, and as far west as Siberia.

Read more at: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/sandhill-crane/

Jan 1, 2011

1st day of the year....

This is my Picture of the Day
it was really nice round these parts :-)
hoping for Smore just like it.
Happy New Year!

My kids got me a firepit for my yard...just for making Smores and maybe keeping me warm on a cool Florida evening.
They also set up a Badminton game in the afternoon
Watch the Birdie
Wishing you all a wonderful Year ahead.