Continuing my digi adventure, I completed the last LO from Jessica’s Now We’re Rockin’ intermediate course.
It turned out very cute, but it’s never going to be one of my favourites. I like it, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t tickle my funny bone.
Same thing with the 2nd LO from the next class, Dig In Deep.
For this one, I think I can pinpoint part of the reason I like it, but I don’t love it. That big old star. Just not me. In fact, I may well go back and edit it out.
However even without that star, it isn’t one that just calls out to me. And, I think I know why. I’m a linguist. My world revolves around language. Puns and word play (including satire, irony and sarcasm!) are the highest forms of humour, to me. And recently (as in the past 6 or 8 months) I’ve realised that part of my inspiration process revolves around language. The first thing I start with is my photos. But my photos don’t then suggest a LO, they suggest a story. And the story starts with a title. When I try and do a LO without having a title, I really struggle. And, when I do a LO with a prosaic title (like “Camden Market”), it’s fine. But it doesn’t just get my blood pumping. The Title “Then & Now” isn’t terribly exciting, either. It’s aptly descriptive, but there’s no thrill or giggle in it.
So, what does leave me with that feeling of ultimate satisfaction? Well… here’s one for you. The 1st LO from the Dig in Deep class.
I completely love this LO! Not only does it have some fantastic elements (like that very awesome circle frame. And the gorgeous background frame) but, also, I love the title. It totally makes me giggle. I’ve been wanting to use this title for ages. It’s actually the title of a book I saw in town. Totally tickled my funny bone. Love it. I’d been trying to figure out how to use it. So, when I saw the colours being used for this class’ LO, and realised that it would go great with this photo of me at Leeds Castle, it was like the lightbulb went on in my head. I knew exactly what title I was going to use.
4 days later, I’m still giggling about it. That’s the sign of a great LO!