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Friday, February 17, 2012

Taking Requests and Impromptu Poetry

Not only do I have a writing bug that bites upon my brain, I also dabble in graphic design to satiate my digital brain zombie-hunger. That's why I'm taking requests for Randoomly customized art.

Requests for shiny buttons, ostentatiously gaudy awards, and epic event graphics are what I'm soliciting today.

All for free.

I have obtained some new programs that kick my creative side into gear. I manipulate the image there, then go through it to polish the images off with my older, more familiar programs. The hammering out of most of the wrinkles that line my skill-set, occur only when I put my creative muscle to good use by practicing and advancing.

I need practice, perfect practice. I can work on my own all day and keep doing variants of the same thing. OCD 'mental-tunnel-vision' ,(not a real disorder symptom, but a self-made cheap life coach term I use) keeps me on task too effectively. I've also self diagnosed a new ADD symptom, as well. Tab-o-rama tempts me into keep clicking new tabs open to see what page they land on. I do all this while working on my own projects,but maybe not others. By taking a risk by reaching out, this might help me conquer the distractedness and stagnation, and in turn, provide you some tasty randoom graphics in return for your loyalty to my little corner of randoomness.

Give me a shout if you'd like a banner, button, award, or anything else made,on my twitter, or my G+., or here at GFC, (for as long as that lasts).

I need a bit of information in order to make something that you'd enjoy looking at.

 Things that I need, are:

 Type/size- Button, Banner, or Custom Award. I have some template sizes for all, but if you want a specific size, please specify what size you'd like.

 Color palate- If you have preferences towards colors, let me know. I have my own favorites that I like to use, but the more specific you an be on what colors you want elements of the graphic, the better.

 Elements- The shapes/objects that make up the graphic and their placement. I'm not too good with realism, being that my main strength is abstraction, but I can attempt whatever you request. The more realistic you would like an element, the longer it will take.

 Words/Font- Let me know what type of font you would like and what layout you would like the text, if you would like words on your graphic.

 I don't really expect too many requests, but in the case that my plate becomes full, I will edit this post to reflect that I'm no longer taking requests.

 I doesn't matter what you do with the graphic once I've made it. You can print it on a poster and make money(I've made a few small amounts of cash from printing a few things of mine out, it helps in a pinch), or you could plaster it on toilet paper and keep it in the guest room to impress VIPs. It doesn't matter to me the use, just that I get to practice, and hopefully please a few of you.

 I love all of your blogs, every last one of them, all over a thousand of them. I really need to cull my reader. I always bite off more than I can chew. If I do not visit or comment, I will get to it. If I do not, a well placed "HEY OVER HERE!!!" comment is a great way to notify me of my tardiness to your page. I have always feared tardiness.

 I also fear the grammar nazi, the punctuation polititians, and the language law force. My apologies to all departments of said institutions for the breakings of your rules. I will still elude you, but in a way that keeps both you, and me learning, so that when you finally.

 With that all out of the way, I will now write a tiny, brand new, shiny poem.

  Waves crash along my spine,

             pitting destiny against my soul.

    Rocks stand in the way of life,
             
             threatening abstinence upon flowered heart.
             
     Ego bends, crumples, and falls,

              one last look inside gritty mind.
     
      Tumbling, I slip away,

               to the mortal end, that I knew I'd find.

feel the dizzy, embrace the nausea

No, really, what I make you will hopefully turn out 100% better!


  

43 comments:

  1. that's a kind offer, and practice makes perfect :)
    a nice, tiny poetry :)

    jaya j

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    1. perfect practice makes more toward perfect, as I always like to say.

      I'm glad the poem was to your liking and smiley. :)

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  2. I won't lie, your poem gave me a panic attack! As a child, I went swimming in the sea with a bunch of kids. The bigger ones looked after the little ones. My friend's little sister screamed and I foolishly turned to go help her without checking my surroundings and was hit in the back by a big wave and knocked to the sea floor, pinned down by the water. I felt sure that I would not make it out alive. I was 10. Great writing, Shockgrubz!

    I love the image you made. I can imagine using it for meditative purposes! Groovy! :)

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    1. I'm sorry to give you a panic attack. I have them as well. Darn things, but we persevere.

      That story of your childhood does sound like it was played out in my little verse.

      One great function of the small, succinct lines is that a broad range of experience can be related to within the space between the lines.

      As a result of your comment, I stared at the image for about fifteen minutes in a trance. Following the lines from the center out and then back again, I was able to calm myself enough to view it as a descriptive account of how the world works. The little dots of spray along the inner circle became representative of all of the connections made here. Thanks for giving it an alternate, but powerful use!

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    2. Thank you so much for this wonderful reply!

      I must agree, the most profound words are often those unspoken.

      Reading of your experience with your image has given it new meaning and I like it even more now! It's like a good hybrid of the tai chi symbol, the samurai tomoye symbol, the ouroburos and a Tibetan double dorje symbol. Deeply cool! Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā.

      http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/ecf74797f1a85553.pdf

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  3. That picture and poem were pretty great, but according to Twitter your account doesn't exist. I can't really think of anything right now either.

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    1. I appreciate the lauds.

      I think I have fixed that twitter problem. Once there, you will probably tell I haven't used it much.

      If you do think of something, anything. It could be a fractalized toaster cover for flip's sake!

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  4. That is a very cool image. Loved the poem, as well.

    I don't need anything made right now but I will keep you in mind if I think of something. It looks like you have a mighty talent! :)

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    1. Thank you, both for the compliments and the consideration.

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  5. Nice bit of verse and great pic too. Pretty sure I'm good at my see for now and not sure my toilet paper would appreciate being decorative..LOL

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    1. Who is to say that your TP appreciates it's current, bland, white color? haha.

      Thanks for the compliments. They honor me when coming from such a man of millions of rhymes.

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    1. Sometimes to a fault, but I think this one is a win-win for anyone who takes me up on the offer, as well as myself.

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    1. Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, you cna read more at: http://infiniteplans.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-awards.html

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  8. I am bookmarking this entry, and if I ever need some nifty artwork I know where to come. That's a very gracious offer to offer to help people for free. There should be more people like you instead of all the senselsss money grubbing out there. Also in the spirit of rebelling against the grammar Nazis I am not even going to spellcheck this comment. And the poem was very moving. Good substance there.

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    1. Thanks for the bookmark. It's most likely my first. Gotta log that, because as long as I stick with this, I can only do better. Thanks for the lexical sacrifice as well, I wish we had more word rebels like us.

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  9. Go to www.thepenismysword.com, look for design notes. #Battleworld, yo. :3

    Otherwise, I'm willin' to take whatevas~! I could use some more graphics for the upcoming Chaos Party Radio (KAOS) blog...sharp, angular looks or sraight-up street graffiti.

    Then there's ANYTHING you want to do for any of my poems or lyrics or stories or whatever. I'll gladly accept donations to kick-start the visual art part of Scream/Dreams. :D

    Still figuring out how I can do that thing...

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    1. The penis is what...?

      Oh, no, my bad.

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  10. that is one freeky pic :O
    but cool :)

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  11. Good stuff. I usually just rely on MSPaint. BADLY. And my poems are usually rude limericks about things that rhyme with angina.

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    1. Thanks, Your mspaint skills surpass mine by leaps and bounds. When I go to that program, somehow I revert to the first manual sized stereoscopic ovals I did. I do that until I fill the screen, exit, then don't save it because I do it all the time.

      limericks are still poetry in my book,

      So bring it on, I oblige ya.

      that rhymes, that so rhymes

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  12. The poem whether I understood it or not, I liked it. I am an easy crowd?

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    1. It matters not whether you are easy or hard, or semi-medium, but that you are the crowd.

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  13. i request money; can you give me money? ;)

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    1. If you would like old school dirty gold coins or shiny new bills with wild designs on them, I'll attempt it. Design is of your choice.

      I can give you money, yes. A digital representation of money, which takes me actual time that most would say is worth actual money. To me, it's worth the idea and work itself.

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  14. that poem was kinda depressing

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    1. I agree. Most of my stuff i s happier, but I never know what I'll write on the fly like that.

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  15. An angry button, great poetry by the way.....

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  16. i loved the poetry.. it kinda reminded of the poem inhcape rock (i think i got the spelling wrong.. it was long time ago i read the poem

    I have a "delicious giveaway" - win a abataba jewellery on my blog.
    love
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  17. i have OCD too!


    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  18. I have bouts of OCD and ADD but have yet to find them useful! I guess I get too distracted to hone in on these skills hahah!

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  19. Learning new programs is never easy!

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  20. I really like this blog! Have fun!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  21. It's cool you're taking requests. Have a nice day

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  22. Poetry? Oh wow! It's been a long while since I saw someone blog about poetry. Keep it up.

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