Thursday, August 7, 2008

So many words

Why reinvent the wheel?  My Most Excellent Friend, Nik, posted an entry about something that was near and dear to her heart - words.  Strange as this sounds for someone who has a blog, words have never been my obsession, but she has inspired me once again!

Nik was turned onto this great site called Wordle that allows you to create art called word clouds (doesn't that sound serene!) from either words that you enter yourself, or in this case, from the posts in my blog.  I was curious as a monkey so I gave it a whirl.  I have to say that I was pretty content with the results.

Some things it put together seemed very appropriate and accurately describes me:
  • see want color many - For anyone who knows me, I am not afraid of color.  It is on my walls  - asparagus green in my kitchen, campfire orange in my family room.  We even made an attempt at kelly green in Skaterboy's room but even that was a little too much for us so we backed off that color.  My closet in a virtual rainbow of colors from my shoulders to my toes.  
  • really complete office - Wow!  Wordle knows what I am looking for in my next DIY project!
  • walls around something - I guess most people have walls around something so this one isn't so profound, but it made me giggle when I say it together.
  • Mr space - Mr. Monkeygirl probably would interpret this as he needs more space since I have a tendency to spread out into open space.  Especially when I am sound asleep!  I see this as the combo as the fact that I am comfortable with him in my space- aww!
Nik made the comment that this was something that she would definitely include in one of her scrapbooks and I agree.  However, I may end up taking this one step further.  I have been looking for something unique and different to hang on the walls in my professional office.  This word cloud blown up might just be the thing that I was looking for.

At the very least, it will give people something to talk about!


NV said...

So glad you liked it! Yesterday's foibles paled when I saw that others seemed to be having as much fun with this as I did. I need to look on their site. They probably sell T-shirts with your image on it. My life -- on a T-shirt. :-)
Wanna hear strange? I actually have my second version on my bulletin board at work. Was thinking of reprinting it in color and putting it up next to a poster on my wall. BRAIN SHARE!

MonkeyGirl said...

NV - If you weren't my MEF, this would start to creep me out! No wonder we are so good together.

Ann said...

LOVING your word cloud! It's so inspiring or something. I love the juxtaposition and the colors. What a cool find. :)

MonkeyGirl said...

Ann - Thanks! It is so me - all over the place and multi colors all jumbled together!