Some cool stuff to play with

July 2, 2011

Since my last post about neuroplasticity was soooo long, I thought I would give you a little break and just share some free stuff on the net that’s not only fun to do but can also to improve your visual and design skills.

Remember, providing your brain with challenges helps to keep it agile and besides, it gives you the opportunity to goof off without feeling a bit guilty.

X-rite online color challenge:  My husband sent me this link which tests your your ability to distinguish color hues.  Click here to play it and see how you do. My score was a 7 the first time I tried it. If you’re so inclined, click the “leave a comment” link below and let me know how you did. Not that I’m competitive or anything, but let me just say that I won the competition in my house …

Wordle–This is a nifty little free program that I found one day while searching for word art on the internet. It makes a word cloud or collage from text you supply. Here’s one I did quickly with text from my blog.

The-Manageable-Life-wordle Click here to go to Wordle and start playing around. If you think you might need more help before tackling your first Wordle (Don’t cha love that name…), just click here for a brief tutorial on how to create and save your work.

By the way, you can use Wordle to make a work of art for your loved one(s). It’s simple; just think up a bunch of words that describe them. (Word to the wise–don’t do this when you angry. You’ll regret it, you know you will.) Then print it out and make a card or frame it.

Trust me, they’ll love it and you.

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