I've been playing with word clouds for a couple of months, even using them in two of my classes and adding one to my sidebar, but I never really saw them as art.
Then I saw this print on the Pottery Barn website:
Very cute, but not $80 cute. But it got me thinking. Thinking about how words arranged randomly could actually be attractive. And so I went back to Wordle.net. This site allows you to create free (free!) word clouds by simply pasting in text or typing in a link. The more times a word is used, the larger it becomes. You can also alter the font, color and layout.
So this is what I came up with for Halloween. If I'd spent more time on it I probably could have made it more square like the PB one, but I still think it's pretty neat. I could print it out, enlarge it and frame it as the one piece of Halloween decor in my home. Once you create them, they are yours to use however you like.
Any other ideas for how to use this fun word art? If you make one, leave a comment with the link...I want to see them!