Art is fun whatever way you make it – on paper, floor (Rangoli) or on computer. I found this website called Pic Monkey – a photo editing tool, which I use to make blog banners, greeting cards, collages and a lot more. I make different theme-based collages on it. For festivals, birthdays, and even MATH! And after designing, I show them to mamma to get some feedback on the design. Mamma generally suggests to use less design elements, keep white space, put less text, not use too many colours. She says, “keep it clean and simple”.
She also gives me different topics for making collage or banner etc. Once she asked me to make a campaign on the message ‘Save Water’. When making this, I researched on google and found interesting facts about the percentage of fresh water left on earth and so much more.
Today, she asked me if I’d like to design a Holi-themed collage with a message, “do not waste water when playing Holi”. I liked the idea and made this (pic on top) using pic monkey.
I’ve been designing with pic monkey for nearly two years now. It’s easy to use and has good features. There’s a paid version too, which has lot more features. But, I use the free features. It’s good enough for now, though I have asked Mamma to get me a monthly subscription for those “royal features”. Mamma says, she’ll get for one month to see how helpful it is.
These are some of the cards and collages I’ve made on pic monkey.
Made this 2 years back to wish “Mother’s Day” to my Mami (aunt) on behalf of her daughter – Sarah.
Made this for my best friend Ananya.
I’ll highly recommend pic monkey to you all, too. Especially useful and fun if you’re homeschooling. Sometimes, when I feel bored, I just open pic monkey and start designing. I normally start on a white background. To create a white canvas, mamma taught me to crop out a white portion from a high resolution picture and use it as the background to design on.
Do you do any designing on computer? Which tool do you use?