DS106: Remix Monday (on a Wednesday) Week 5

Oy. I completely missed the fifth and final remix for my Remix-it Monday that I started a month or so ago on a whim, to see if I could remix one single piece of art from the DS106 files every week, for five weeks. I was right on track for weeks one through four. Then, Christmas happened.

So this week’s Monday Remix comes on Wednesday (’cause I forgot about it completely Tuesday).

This final remix uses the Firefly AI Art generator, and then some photo filtering, in which the character is sort of looking to the future and wondering about where art and remix are going (same, here, by the way).


Curious about the other remixes?

Peace (and art),

PS — here is a remix that I didn’t end up using


Acoustic Guitar and Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree with Guitar

My neighbor, Greg, and I have been practicing my Gift of Peace for guitar and bass, and this shot of the tree, with the guitar and music stand, seemed quite lovely. I used it this morning for a Daily Create.

Peace (and Song),

DS106: Remix Monday (Week 4)

I’m doing a five-week, every-Monday remix of a piece of art from the earlier days of DS106. (Read more about what I am up to here). This is week four. So one more week to go. It’s unusual for me to stay with something like over many weeks time. I am usually a move-quick and get-it-done-and-published, but I like taking some time here over a period of a few weeks.

For this week’s activity, I took the text from the original image (the text has become my main focus for remix) and pulled it into Lumen5, which is a video-making site. I decided against photographic images, which is usually how Lumen videos are created, and instead, I used one of its templates with designs. I think that makes more sense for what I was looking for in the words flowing from one phrasing to another.

Peace (and Remix),


DS106: Remix Monday (Week 3)

I’m doing a five-week, every-Monday (unless I space out and forget to get it done) remix of a piece of art from the earlier days of DS106. (Read more about what I am up to here). This is week three.

For this week’s remix, I took the text of the image about remix, and used a Black Out Poem tool off Glitch, to find a poem inside the text. The I went into LunaPic and did some artistic layering behind the found poem.

DS106 RemixMondays week3

Peace (and remix),

DS106: Remix Monday (Week 2)

I’m doing a five-week, every-Monday (unless I space out and forget) remix of a piece of art from the earlier days of DS106. (Read more about what I am up to here).

For this week’s remix, I took the text from the original image as a visual image, then ran it through a series of art filters, and then composed some music to go with it, and finally pulled it all together into a video collage that I hope focuses on the message of the writing (which is about remix and making art).

Peace (and remix),

Daily Create: Ten Clicks In

I submitted the idea for this morning’s Daily Create, using River to navigate through a series of artistic tiles and end on a page of art. I made a short video of my excursion with my ten clicks. I found it interesting and mesmerizing and rather soothing.

Peace (Wandering In),

DS106: Remix Monday (Week 1)

DS106 Remix Mondays Week1

After a DS106 Daily Create prompt yesterday (Sunday) about coming up with a new day of celebration based on Stir-Up Sunday, I decided that a Remix Monday sounded cool. Then, I thought, maybe I should try to do it — to remix a single piece of art, five different ways, over five weeks, every Monday.

Remix It Mondays

I dove back into the DS106 archives and found this image and text by Guilia Forsythe that was used more than 10 years ago by the DS106 community (before my time) for a Kickstarter campaign, and began to brainstorm some ideas. I soon realized that the image was actually a remix itself, from a Sonic Youth album cover (Goo), and although the album cover seems to have a “fair use” license, it also seemed to say you had to use the entire album cover, not just pieces of it.

So, I mostly am focusing on the handwritten text that was part of the remix done way back when, although today, for my first remix (the next will be next Monday), I revamped the art itself, adding new images to replace the original, but keeping the same text, which celebrates the act of making art.

Peace (and Remix),

Writing Flashku for The Daily Create

Flashku: Walking Autumn Leaves

A few months back, I saw a reference to a short writing prompt called a Flashku, which had me interested. I found out more — it’s short flash prose, inspired by an image and borrowing words from another text — and this morning, the DS106 Daily Create shared out the Flashku prompt.

See mine above (or use this link), about walking through the new fallen leaves of Autumn (and connecting nicely to place-based writing for the coming Write Out!)

Maybe you will try one?

I found that the combination of photograph (of the Autumn woods by Eduardo Fonseca Arraes via Flickr) and borrowed words from another text (a poem — The Locust Tree In Flower — by William Carlos Williams) gave me a path forward for the writing but also, being forced to use words from another text, made it a bit more difficult. Finding a good text to use is key.

Peace (in a flash),

DS106 Pledge of Creativity

Daily Create Creative Pledge - 1

The Daily Create prompt the other day – by my friend Karen – suggested a revamping of the Pledge of Allegiance recited in schools but I went in another direction.

Peace (from the nothing),