Saturday, May 30, 2009

Visual onomotopoeia

Tonya's Halloween words are all over the blogosphere, and they look like what they are -- screechy looking screeches and eeky looking eeks. Here's my thump.
There is, of course, the inevitable post-mortem (how apt for Halloween!), but despite the things I would change -- like a smaller hole in the p -- I really like it. Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I considered them all and then tried mixing up the fabrics within the letters (Tonya's suggestion) and used the first alternate m (Tonya again -- after all the word is for her quilt). Quilt Pixie suggested fussy cutting the fabric with the clusters of dots, and I did that to make the word bottom heavy. After all the trouble with the m, it is unexpectedly my favorite part of the word! Not only is it thumping downward, but I think it has a spiderlike, creepy-crawly aspect to it. Fun!

22 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

Very cute, Cheri! I haven't jumped (or thumped) into the free-form letters thing yet, but this is very inspiring.

SueR said...

I do like those wonky letters but haven't tried them yet myself either. Looks good! Interesting piece on the word verification in your last post. I have trouble with the words sometimes, pictures would sure be easier.

Clare said...

J'adore!

The M is brilliant. Congrats.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fantastic!!!! fussy cutting was a GREAT suggestion - I love how the exclamation point is bursting! love everything about this - great work!!!!!!

blushing rose said...

This is truly interesting! I too love the exclamation!

TTFN ~ Marydon
PS Pop over for a visit.

Exuberant Color said...

It really does go thump as you read it too. It bottomed out at the U and then bounced back up to finish the word. I like the fussy cut dots.

Bunny said...

Cheri, I love it all. And I like that big center in the "P". What fun! Bunny

BUMBLE BEANS said...

great font! I can hear it all the way over here! Thump!

...now what was the clunk I just heard.??? gotta go!

Joyce said...

Excellent! I love the exclamation mark. The fussy cutting paid off.

YankeeQuilter said...

Looks great! Like how chunky the letters look and the descending m...very fun!

AJ said...

It looks great!

Elaine Adair said...

Kewwwwwwllllll! 8-)

Quilt Pixie said...

turned out great! Love the effect of the dots in the "!" :-)

Belvie said...

I love that exclamation point. When I first looked at the picture...instead of seeing the word...my thoughts were of a city skyline at night. Am I crazy or what??

ROZ said...

This is so artistic! And it looks like so much fun--are we sure having this much fun with quilting is legal?

Quiltdivajulie said...

Whatever you did and however you did it ~ the word is a resounding success! Absolutely wonderful!!!!

Beena said...

You know, it really does make me think of something crawling around in the dark of night then going "thump"!!! Nice job. You really nailed it.

PS-Thanks for saying you liked the "o" in the "moan" I did.

Millie said...

This is outstanding! Love the way you solved your "M" problem.

Sharon said...

I love your "thump"! The fussy cutting really paid off. And I think your M is brilliant! Very fun!

Libby said...

The mixing of the prints makes for a really great effect - awesome!

Magpie Sue said...

Fabulous! You're right about the M looking like a spider creeping forward :- )

Cher said...

late in commenting on this fabulous THUMP..! have to agree-you did a fantastic job on getting it to do exactly what you envisoned...well done Cheri!