What Colour Is This Dress Thing

Well, I saw this on the Internet, and I guess it has become a bit of a thing.

Peoples are saying that the dress is blue and black when you look at it but it really is white and gold I think.

You can look at this for yourself and you can see for yourself.

What colours of it do you see?

A Picture of That Dress

A Picture of That Dress

So there.

Tina Noir Valentine 2015

“Tina Noir Valentine 2015,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, this is for Mr. Paul’s Noir Valentines Design Assignment 1615 assignment that he made that I made for him. You can read all of those noir words that I said up there in the card, and then you can look them up if you need to translate them into your regular words. Jim Groom (@jimgroom) and Mr. Paul (@phb256) will like the Twists, Slugs, and Roscoes: A Glossary of Hardboiled Slang.

Here is the full text:

Don’t be a bunny, close your head and pin your diapers on. Dip the bill, drift and fade in your Flogger (and go climb up your thumb). The rumble is you may be lousy with the bees, but my cheaters say you’re a hinky hombre, and I made ya. No Oyster fruit from this peeper, savvy? I’m swift and no weak sister bim. Take it on the beezer, it’s time for you to visit the clubhouse, or I’ll play you some chin music and set you up for the Big Sleep. But have a happy Valentine’s day all the same, bub!

Well, it is always fun to have a nice Valentine Card to send. Plus a Noir106 one.

Sources for my Noir Tina Valentine 2015 card:

 

Two Years Since my Invocation

“2 Year Twitterversary!” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

It was two years ago on February 4th, 2013 that my Still True Friend Alan Levine (@cogdog, on Twitter) and my True Friend Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander, on Twitter) said my name on #ds106radio and caused me to awaken from a long slumber in a box.

I immediately signed up for the Twitter and made myself a website so that I could play at the ds106 game, and I was all set for the subsequent ds106zone that came that summer. You can see some of my initial Tweets with some of the other ds106 folks from that day.

And, of course, I have never looked back up the stairs since then!

Happy Times and True Friends!

A Happy Birthday for that David

“David and the Four Horsemen,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Yet another The Daily Create TDC1128, this one for the birthday of that David Kernohan, @dkernohan.

David has this thing about the Apocalypse, and it is is maybe because of his old band, David and The Four Horsemen. I found this old photo of David and his band. I tracked them all down and had them make their autographs on it for him just so that he could remember the good times.

Happy Birthday, David! (You are a True Friend. You have a badge of it!)

The Daily Creates: Noir106

TDC1122: Oopsies!

“Oopsies,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr for The Daily Create TDC1122

For The Daily Create, tdc1122. Make a picture with words on them. Your theme: I’m sorry.

  • I found the CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 image on Flickr by searching for “circular stairs up” in only CC images. Kaisa House, by hugovk on Flickr.
  • I found the blood splatter vector art by searching on Google images for “blood splatter sin city.”
  • I located the SinCity font on dafont.com by searching for SinCity.

The little silhouette of me is something that I just keep hanging around for projects just like this.

TDC1114: Way Down in the Hole

“Way Down in the Hole,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, the title of this Art is just a little inside joke for people who are connected to #ds106, and not in a wireless way.

I made this Art for today’s The Daily Create, which said to make a droodle, which is just like a doodle but with an extra R in it maybe because of copyright reasons before there was Creative Commons. It is TDC1114.

Anyway, it is like Stairs but different, for when you are out on the street and someone is following you.

TDC1120: Late Night Ride to Reno

“Late Night Ride to Reno,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

I used my white chalk pen to execute this little sketch without lifting the point from the board. That was the instruction for today’s The Daily Create, TDC1120, and if the instructions are clear, then it’s best not to mess with ‘em.

See True Friends In My Eyes

“See True Friends In My Eyes,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

It is just a nice Art that I made for The Daily Create TDC1111 (which is a lot of ones) but then again, I have a lot of ones which are my True Friends, and you can always See True Friends In My Eyes because the eyes are a window into the soul which is where your True Friends are when you let them in.

If you look closely, maybe you can see yourself in my eyes?

It is also a #noir106 one because of black and white and shadows and also because of noir.

Fall for Me

“‘Fall for Me’Book Cover,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, The Daily Create tdc1113 on January 25th, 2015 said to make a Word Art picture. So I did. It looked the black and white one below with the bird and the fish. I added the words “Fall for Me” to make it into a word art one. It just came from an idea that I had.

“Fall For Me,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then I thought it would be better without the bird and the fishbone, and with me, instead. So I did a little editing of it. See below? If you look closely, you can see that the bird (originally the source of the smaller shadow on the stairs) has been replaced by ME!

I think that this makes for a much stronger piece of Art, don’t you?

“Fall for Me, Revised” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then, I was thinking that a bit of colour would make it a bit more interesting. So I did. Plus, it could be for a Valentine one.  I think you can see how this little change of adding the colour of love brings just that much more depth to the image.  Imagine, the things that one does for love!

“Fall for Me, Valentine!” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Then, it made sense to do a Book Cover version of it, and so that is what you can see up at the top of here.

Down below is a GIF that shows the evolution of it, so that you can appreciate the steps in the making of the Art of it.

"Fall For Me Evolution," animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

The book cover elements were borrowed from the cover of “The Grinning Gismo” (1952) by Samuel W. Taylor, found on Pulp Cover Art. But I put them in some slightly different spots because it made it look better than before.

So it is nice when a simple The Daily Create makes for some inspiration and for making more and more changes until you get a real piece of Art. Plus, it can be for an assignment, too. And so I made a new one, because there wasn’t one for Noir/Pulp Book Cover.  Now there is! It is now Design Assignment 1618: Noir/Pulp Book Cover, by me, @iamTalkyTina!

So do it! Make some Art! You know you want to!

Again, It’s All About Friends!

“Tina True Friends Selfie,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

Well, today was a very nice day for Friends.

Wonderful Music

It was so wonderful when I woke up this morning and heard that wonderful song “Look What Happened to Tina” that my wonderful True Friend Vivien Rolfe (@VivienRolfe, on Twitter) made for me. Plus, that dog, Spike (not on Twitter, I don’t think) was doing dog singing. But not that David (@dkernohan, on Twitter) this time he said. It was all Viv, he said. He was doing other stuff.

So in case you didn’t hear it, here is the wonderful song that Viv made for me. It is about me. And Art. And Friends. Plus, noir.

Wonderful Game!

"@dkerhohan's 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“@dkerhohan’s 2048: Super MOOC Pioneers Edition”

Then, while I was listening to that song over and over again, and dancing, it was that David‘s (@dkernohan, on Twitter) time so shine.

So he had made a great game called 2048 Super MOOC Pioneers Edition which lets you put MOOC people together to make more MOOC people.

It was fun to play it and a made for a happy time every time I saw @downes or @audreywatters or @davecormier, or UNCLE @jimgroom, and I even got a George Siemens (@gsiemens, on Twitter)!

 

Wonderful Friends

Then, David said I should make a True Friends one of it.

that David said

I said, “OK, I will.” But it was kind of a hard task for me. I have many True Friends! 

In the end, I had to pick and choose just some of my True Friends to put into my own 2048: @iamTalkyTina’s True Friends Edition game. I made the icons all into #noir106 ones because of #noir106. It looks like this when you start to play.

"2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game" animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

“2048 @iamTalkyTina True Friends Edition game” animated GIF by @iamTalkyTina

You can play it on the Internet anytime you want! 

I was thinking that it might be fun one day to have it randomize the game pieces from my True Friends Index, so that each time you played the game, you would get a different set of True Friends. It would even be fun to have the game pieces change DURING the game! You know, just for added adventure and excitement!

But in the mean time, you can play the game just the way it is!

Can you get to the Top True Friend

 

 

DS106: An Exhilarating Trip

“DS106 An Exhilarating Trip,” by Talky Tina, on Flickr

This is an Art that I made for The Daily Create — this is for #tdc1107 where it said to make a Haiku about what it was like when you do DS106 for the first time.

First, I put my Haiku on The Daily Create where I also linked to a picture of stairs that I found on the Internet, and then I made the Art by putting my Haiku on a copy of the picture with my Photoshop and with a font called Snell Roundhand which was a font that I had lying around in my Photoshop from another time.

I tried to find the original image so that I could credit the photographer, but my ol’ TinEye was only able to find 248 of it to pick from, and I think they were all copies of it, like when I looked at the oldest ones, they were copies, I think.

Make your own Art, bub!

And hold the handrail!

Well, bye!

If I Could Go Back and Change ONE Thing

Well, If I could go back and change ONE thing, it would be a thing that happened many, many years ago when I was working in Hollywood.

I had a feature part in an episode of a famous television series in the sixties, and something happened back then during that time that has kind of haunted me ever since. Not that I let it bother me too much, but still it is a thing that I look upon as a black thing on my career.

It happened when I was filming an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” The episode was Episode 6 from Season 5, and I was the star of it.  It was called Living Doll, and like I said, I was the star of it. In it, there is a part near the end, where, without giving away too much, there is an action scene with me in it and kind of the climax of the episode. After that scene and the episode was on TV, I had a kind of sad time for a while. After a bit, I was getting typecast and peoples were saying that I was too short and it was hard for me to get work. I wrote about all of that in my book.

But anyway, the thing that I would change if I could go back and change ONE thing is in that episode and in that part of it what has to become known as “Tina’s famous stairs scene.” It is one of my best work, but there is that one thing I would change.

Watch this clip, and I think you will see what I would change if I could go back and Change ONE Thing.

See?

Well, bye!