Here's a little something just for fun, that a number of us on the Compuserve Books and Writers Forum have been playing with for the past few weeks. (Thanks to Janet McConnaughey, who found the site.)
Go to www.random-art.org and you can create artwork based on any text you type in. The pictures are created, and the colors, shapes, lines, curves, etc. are determined, totally at random based on a complicated formula (it's explained on the site, if you're interested) which makes it impossible to tell in advance what a picture will look like. So, you just type in a word or phrase, wait a couple of minutes, and see what the program comes up with.
It's addictive, and I'm finding it a lot of fun. (Especially as I have no particular artistic talent myself.) Take a look at some of the best pictures people have created recently, to get an idea of what's possible.
Some people find that just typing in their name results in a pretty (or at least interesting) picture. Mine (Karen Henry) came out rather bland and boring, unfortunately:
But I was quite pleased with this one, which I created earlier this week for Diana:
That's "fuirich agus chi thu", which is Gaelic for "wait and see", one of Diana's favorite phrases.
If you want to try it for yourself, go here to create your own artwork.
Have fun! <g>