I Am 7 Bit ASCII and Didn’t Know It

I know there are different types of ASCII art. I call some text art.Then ANSI art, Japanese ASCII art and computer generated (scanned images which are not really art at all).

Others, like typewriter art, are pretty simple to figure out (made on a typewriter).

But, I have heard the terms new skool, old skool, and of course, being a spelling and grammar person, I have never really liked them.… Read the rest

A Little More Fashionable

When you feel really backwards and out of sorts with yourself, its a good time to look for how-to guides for things you think you already know how to do. Or, to take your own advice and just do something differently.

This character is more fashionable than the old one I’ve been using, but she doesn’t still feel like me.… Read the rest

The Mohawk Church in Ontario

Mohawk Chruch, Ontario
This Mohawk Church (sometimes called a chapel) is located in Ontario. It is the oldest, still standing, church in Ontario. People can visit the church but are not allowed to take photographs without written permission. I found photographs of the church online. But, I used an old illustration from the 1800’s to make my ASCII art of the church.… Read the rest

Jack-O-Lanterns in ASCII Text Art

Jack-O-Lanterns are so flexible. You can make them scary, merely spooky or kind of cute and almost cuddly.
Carving them is much messier than creating jack-o-lanterns in ASCII art.

An ASCII art jack-o-lantern is a good way to start your first try at ASCII art. Once you figure out the size and shape of your pumpkin adding the face is mainly placing lines and dashes.… Read the rest

How Do you Make Emoticons (and Smileys)?

How Do you Make Emoticons (and Smileys)?Emoticons, also known as smileys, are used to convey emotion in your writing. They are a great way to use text in an otherwise flat email. Emoticons can also show when you are teasing versus being serious.

Making emoticons is as simple as typing anything else on your keyboard. Look down there at your fingers, find the characters, press and release.… Read the rest

You Don’t Need an ASCII Art Generator

Don’t be afraid to make your own ASCII art. Of course it won’t look just as you imagine, or want, right away. Mine didn’t. There are still ideas I start working on and end up deleting because they just aren’t working out. If something still has hope, I keep it. The point is, don’t get discouraged too easily.… Read the rest