This week on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, it is all about the LOVE! There are so many fantastic and memorable quotes about the subject that it was really overwhelming to try and pick just five. I tried to link them together thematically and look for connections. This week we have words of love from John Green, Dr. Seuss, Rumi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Taylor Swift. While it may seem like a random group, I think you will see how it fits together.
I love the way that John Green is able to capture that feeling of being an angst ridden adolescent in love. This quote pretty much sums up the experience. Sometimes love just sneaks up on you like sleep. The next thing you know, you are there. For this slide, I used the color picker to mirror the blue of the book cover. I wanted to echo the chalk font so I used DS Eraser Cyr.
Continuing with the love and sleep connection is this quote from Dr. Seuss, or at least it is typically attributed to Dr. Seuss. I did some quote investigating, but never found the actual source. If you know where it came from, I would love to hear from you. The font here is Grinched 2.0 mostly. Unfortunately, it does not have an apostrophe! So, I had to add in American Typewriter to fill the void. I used a semi-transparent box to create a space over a Seuss inspired background.
Rumi is a treasure trove of quote gold. There is so much sage advice in his words. For this slide I wanted to use something that was a both a barrier and also let you know what was on the other side. I found this image of the Durdle Door near Dorset, England and it seemed to fit. The beach provides a limited canvas for the text which is a bit smaller than I usually like to use. However, I think it works when projected onto a large screen.
This was a fun slide to create! I wanted to use the negative space on each side of Dr. King's head to play with the tension between love and hate. This is reinforced in the black and white text. Which was a happy accident since the left side was much lighter than the right side of the image. Love and Hate are both 200pt Avenir Next Heavy with a shadow. This helps them to pop off the page just a bit.
I love Taylor Swift! On the last track on her album Lover, she has a recorded message. Honestly, it sounds like a voice mail that she left to herself. It is a grainy sounding recording which only adds to the personal nature. In a weird way, it is like your friend Taylor left you a message. I love the the sentiment and how it also works as a companion to the MLK quote.
Let's all work on being known for the things that we love. Figure out what you love and go do that.
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