Tag Archives: Memes

In the Meme Time: What to Look for in a Meme Photo

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In the Meme Time: What to Look for in a Meme Photo

I love memes! And I love making them. I post one every Friday. Here are some of my favorites.

But I rarely take photos with meme potential.

Usually, if I have a phrase I want to make into a meme, I go to Unsplash, Stocksnap, or Pixabay and do a search for a picture related to my words. For example, if I want to make a meme about music, I might search for musical instruments. Or if I have a quote for Memorial Day, I might look for a picture of the American flag or a military cemetery.

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Once I’ve found a number of photos that illustrate my meme’s topic, I look for a good location for words. Usually that means a lighter area. On a landscape photo, that may be the sky (as in the photo above) or a large area of snow. Or maybe a good-sized section of dark wall that will contrast with light-colored lettering. Or a benign background, such as the photo of Jax, our granddoggie, below.

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This week’s Photo a Week challenge is for photos that would make a good meme background. I’m going to make it a long-term challenge; whenever I’m out taking pictures, I’ll try to take a few with memes in mind.

Favorite Memes of 2018

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Favorite Memes of 2018

Every Friday I share a meme on ARHtistic License. I used to post memes I found on Twitter or Facebook, but I couldn’t always credit them to the creator. In 2016 I decided to make my own. I still post memes I find on social media, but only if the source is easily discernible.

Continuing a tradition I started last year, here are my favorite memes of 2018. The first three have to do with the arts in a general way:

Art for Art's Sake

Persistence; perseverance

Joy of Creativity

The next group specifically relates to writing:

Antagonist

Antagonist

Author, writing

Unique story

The final group of memes illustrate truths about life:

Head above water

A photo by Andrew Small. unsplash.com/photos/EfhCUc_fjrU

Love

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Positive Failure

Creative Juice #114

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Creative Juice #114

Oh, the web is full of joy and beauty…

In the Meme Time: Background Music

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Background music

In the Meme Time: Start with Joy

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Joy of Creativity

In the Meme Time: Care Actors

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Thoughts are not actions

In the Meme Time: Processing Feedback

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Processing feedback