Adult Coloring Books, the British Museum, and the Adjacent Possible

Here is how I took a little pause from #clmooc today.

Public domain from the British Museum. Click on image to go to site.

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Adult coloring book treatment using the image manipulation tool SnagIt, but you can use the fill/eyedropper tool on any similar tool to get the colorizing done. You will note that my banner is this image.


Took a quote from Simon Ensor’s post and used Visual Poetry to do the layout.

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Used the same technique to color it with SnagIt.

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Sometimes the doors are opened by an unexpected attraction of very dissimilar elements.  That’s an academic way of saying “Shit happens.”  And in a good way, a handy way.  In this case I remembered a very cool gif that Ronald created a while ago

Combine that with the British Museum public domain flood of a million images and some recent work by Susan Watson using zentangles and gifs and the adjacent door in this amazing just opened on its secret hinges.

I know that others of you out there might say, “What;s the big deal? It’s just the fill tool in any image manipulation tool, right?” True, it’s my little deal and it’s fun and useful and I thought it was one of those classic ways that repertoire and connection work to happily complexify one’s play life: Vive Homo Ludens

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