When you are in love with words, they become art. Writing, journaling, typography–it’s all part of the art. I ran across an interesting website today: wordle.net It takes copy you supply it (or it will scan your blog or website) and creates a typographic layout. You can change the colors, fonts, vertical or horizontal layout.
Best of all, you own the images. You have to credit wordle.net, but you can use them in almost anyway you want. Images created by the Wordle.net web application are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
Here is one I made using Jane Greer’s poem, The Hunter.
Here’s a vertical, pastel sample using a recent blog post:
Here’s a horizontal one, using the words on the home page of my website, Raw Art Journals:
It’s a lot of fun. But before you go, set a timer. Time flies when you are having fun.