Colors & sounds

This week, as part of CLmooc, Kevin, Wendy, Karon and I played with the wonderful online tool SoundTrap. This tool enables people to work collaboratively on a musical project. We ended up with this “song“.

This playing with sounds and colored reminded me this evening of a project I did some time ago in a creative programming course on Processing on Future Learn.

During the exercises I wrote several pieces of codes creating visuals of colored squares and circles moving. I screen-captured these visuals and saved them as separate movie files. I then imported all the movie files into iMovie on my Mac, mixed them and put several sound tracks underneath the visuals.
This is what came out of all this playing with colors and sounds.

Using DreamScope for inspiration – Coloring book drawing

 

How to find new inspiration for a color book drawing using an existing image?

DreamScope app in Apple app store. The basical functions of the app are free for use.

An app I often use on my iPad to get some new inspiration is DreamScope. This app alters an uploading image by applying a filter. As user you can pick your a filter from all the available filter.
The app is free.
The actual converting of an image to a new image does take quite some time. The app isn’t fast. It’s rather slow. But you don’t have to wait for the result because the app will notify you when your new image is ready.

Now what to do with DreamScope?

 

Free image of The Milkmaid (Rijksmuseum, Netherlands)

Consider using this free image of the famous painting of the milkmaid (courtesy to the Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands).

What I did, is I uploaded the image to DreamScope several times, each time applying a different filter to it.

 

 

 

DreamScope produced his remix of the milkmaid

I then let DreamScope do its work in the background and went on doing other stuff.
When DreamScope notified me the images were ready, I had a look at the results and picked an image I liked.

 

 

 

I then imported this image into another of my favorite apps on my iPad Pro: ProCreate.

In ProCreate, I put the image made by DreamScope on a background layer, added a new empty layer, and traced the outlines I liked to keep in a new layer.

When ready, I saved the layer with the outlines as a new image.
This result could be used as an image in a color book.

Result of my tracing of the outlines in ProCreate app

 

 

 

 

I colored the image, again in ProCreate, with the following as the end result.

This is the result of my coloring of the traced outlines image.

Milestone at DS106

Today number 2000 of the Daily Create Assignments (TDCs) was up on DS106.

The assignment was to share a milestone.
But … I just couldn’t do it, because, well …

See, DS106 is supposed to be for life. Milestones don’t really count.
There’ll be more coming everyday. Everyday until the last one.
That’s what’s meant with DS106 is #4life.

I applied for the CREATORIST BADGE

I’ve been doing the daily create assignments (TDCs) on DS106 for quite some time now.
You can find the TDCs which I’ve submitted over time on this page at DS106.

June special

This month, June 2017, though there’s a special CREATORIST badge available to all who complete all 30 TDCs. It’s Talky Tina who will give the badges away.

I’ll be applying for this badge today. I’ll post it here if and when I get the badge.

 

DS106 – Having fun with BS-generator

In the daily create assignment TDC1923 of DS106 we’re asked to use the bullshit generator to generate an inspirational text and use this text on an inspirational poster.
I got the text below after clicking the “reionize electrons” button (see far below in this post).

I made this poster using parts of the generated text and a remixed photo of some little blue flowers in our garden.

Inspirational poster

 

— here’s is the full text generated by the Bullshit generator

You and I are adventurers of the dreamtime.

Insight is the driver of energy. Beauty is the knowledge of inspiration, and of us.

Ego is born in the gap where choice has been excluded.

Imagine a redefining of what could be. We must develop ourselves and unify others. The dreamscape is approaching a tipping point.

The grid is bursting with a resonance cascade. This life is nothing short of a blossoming quantum leap of spiritual healing. To navigate the mission is to become one with it.

We exist as bio-feedback. The goal of supercharged waveforms is to plant the seeds of ecstasy rather than pain. Nothing is impossible.

If you have never experienced this explosion on a cosmic scale, it can be difficult to exist.

We are in the midst of a powerful unveiling of growth that will be a gateway to the galaxy itself. Humankind has nothing to lose. Throughout history, humans have been interacting with the quantum soup via transmissions.

Have you found your story? Entity, look within and empower yourself. How should you navigate this ever-present quantum soup?

— end of text by BS-generator —

CLmooc – more postcards

The last couple of months I received and send several postcards with personal art as part of the ongoing CLmooc (Connected Learning MOOC).

Postcards I received over time in 2016 and start of 2017 as part of CLmooc

 

Wonderful message by Melvina
I remixed this postcard by Melvina and combined her messages using Bazaart app.
A lovely musical card by Sarah
Yet another music card, by Melvina