Oh na-na whats my name?

Acrostic Poem Collage

Make an acrostic poem collage.  Use each letter from your name and go onto flickr and search for a picture that represents you.  Then use any photo editing to make it a collage.

Visual assignments 946

I chose this Acrostic Poem Collage visual assignment because to me working on spelling your name or anything with an acrostic reminds me of elementary school and how basic yet complex something as simple as spelling your name can be. Acrostic’s bring a meaning that may otherwise not have been seen by everyone else. The assignment for this acrostic was to use pictures to spell out your name and also describe yourself at the same time. I am a big proponent in words not being the best way to express not only feelings, but they often do not adequately portray who you see yourself to be. For me each of the letters of my name is representative of something about me that you may or may not know about me already or you might never know.

In order to complete this assignment i needed to use a two different websites before i could take my final result and publish it to my blog. I used flickr in order to find my pictures (as required by the assignment) and as a place to publish my collage to, and i used fotor to edit and create my collage. Within flickr i searched for my favorite things that started with a letter in my name. Originally i intended on using on the URL to get my pictures into fotor, that did not work so instead I quickly downloaded each onto my laptop and then was able to do a mass upload onto fotor. When all of my images were present on the right hand side of the page, i navigated the left hand bar and found a collage image that held 9 image slots for each letter of my name. I organized each picture to match out the spelling of my name, clicked on the T to insert text on to each picture that illustrated a letter of my name. For example I wrote Holtby for the letter H in my name. I adjusted the colors of the text so that it was visible against the background of each image, saved the image and exported to flickr. Once the image was on flickr i embedded it into my blog and tagged it with “visual assignments” and “visualassignments946”