Monday, April 14, 2008

Jen Challenge #12

This week Jen Worden challenges her faithful readers to take three random words from their daily newspaper, email inbox or a magazine, and then make something. I’m not feeling that inspired lately, but I like type so I decided to rip some words out of the latest US Weekly to see what would happen. It was fun choosing words based on looks rather than meaning. I scanned my three favorites and then put together an ATC in Photoshop.
The funny thing is it almost turned out to be a slogan—(that) NEW YOU feeling. Once upon a time I was an advertising copywriter at Sears and I had to come up with stuff like that all the time. But the random approach is more engrossing. It ends becoming something akin to found poetry. If you're interested in learning more about this, Wikipedia has a good introduction to the process.

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