Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Before it is Entitled to the Appellation

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
-George Washington

I was tagged by the propitious Gaia to participate in this rather enjoyable little exercise of creativity. The assignment? To create a hypothetical album cover for an imaginary little band. I rather like mine, I'd buy it. I think it's a 90's grunge thing.

The quote I found was by George Washington and I thought the words were wise (jotting them down in my mental notebook, wishing I knew this as a young'un.)

Here are the rules of engagement:

1 - Go to "wikipedia.com" Select “random article”or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to "Random quotations"or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover art.
4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. I used Picnik (http://www.picnik.com/)

I'm not going to tag anyone, but I'd instead like to invite you in this creative exercise and encourage you to be imaginative; it's really not that hard. And if you do, be sure to let me know...I wanna see what you make (I can't help it, it's the art teacher in me.)

*Oh, and thanks for all the guesses, but this Cherokee treasure was only $25!


Dionne said...

Oh this game is so fun! I remember when this was all over Facebook. Maggi did a whole post dedicated to these here http://maggisaar.blogspot.com/2009/02/album-covers.html .

But don't get me started again, I could make these all day!

maggisaar said...

Ha! I was going to post my link too and Dionne beat me to it! That crafty Aussie.

You should check them out. I was quite proud. :-)

Jessie Jönzén said...

i'm doing this now on my blog :)

Sara said...

That amazing hutch..only $25. what a steal!

And what a fun game! Love your album art :)