This holiday season, let changing a picture to text be your go to solution for every hard to buy for person on your gift giving list. The bustle of the holiday season is nearly upon us, no matter which holidays you celebrate. Gift exchanges and your to buy for lists just seem to grow year by year leaving you frustrated and confused. What if you buy the wrong size, the wrong color, the wrong something for someone on your list?
Your Picture into Text
What if you run out time before you figure out a gift for the really stubborn people that will not give you a clue? There is an interesting solution for these issues and it is going to sound like a bit of witchcraft at first, but trust me, it is a great solution for all of the people you need to buy for. That solution is making a bit of art by changing a picture to text.
If you are a bit perplexed, it is okay. The process is so simple you will wonder why you haven’t been taking advantage of it for your whole life. To change a photo into words you will need three things: the right picture, the right set of words and an astonished gift recipient who will be thrilled to have received something so charming and thoughtful. That’s it. That’s all that it takes.
So, first find the right picture to work with. Because you are going to change a picture to text, you may want to set a tone with the photo that you are working with. Are you going to do something serious, maybe dramatic or will it be more light-hearted and playful in nature?
Finding the Right Photo
Find the right photo making sure that it has all of the right angles and lighting. So that the subject is highlighted perfectly. From there, you will go to the next step in the process of changing a picture to text which is finding the right words.
What are the right words, though? Will you want a single word over and over, subtly creating a pattern that tricks the brain into missing it at first and then catching the person off guard when they finally catch on? Maybe you want to write a poem or just use names.
Your creativity is allowed to soar here because you are the artist. Just make sure that the words are going to fit in with the theme of the photo. Let us take a photo of a married couple’s first Christmas season as man and wife.
They have now been married for decades. Times have changed as have living arrangements and even the family dynamic. Those two, starry-eyed lovers, smiling in front of their small but much loved first tree together with a small scattering of presents beneath it had their whole lives in front of them.
Sharing Memories of the Best Days
Now here they are, many years later in a bigger home with children. And maybe even little grandchildren scattered at their feet.
The tree is bigger now and there are more presents. But the lovers are still starry-eyed for one another and can be frequently caught holding hands. Or whispering affectionate words to one another. What do you say in this photo? What words are going to catch all the emotions of that moment and the history of this family?
Eventually, you find the right words and you create the gift. You have taken a lovely photo of some of your favorite people and changed the picture to text in a piece of art so unique and so stunning that everyone falls silent when it is opened up. Everyone gathers around to point out words as they realize that they are hiding there. From there, the group starts sharing memories of those days and the days and years that followed.
It is a hit of the event but even better, it becomes a cherished and frequently discussed centerpiece of the large family room. This is a place where everyone seems to come to see if they can see the words faster now that they know they are there. It is a gift that everyone hopes they will be the next to receive. How many other gifts can do all of that?