Monday, March 23, 2009

Ready. Set. Toast!!


Just Ducky

The Bread Art Project is a joint venture between the Grain Foods Foundation and Feeding America. This is a great way for artists to contribute. For each "slice" of art uploaded to the gallery, GFF sends $1 to Feeding America. There is no charge to the artist.

The Bread Art Project has a fun website showing slices of virtual bread with art images "toasted" into them. When you go to the galleries, click on the menu selector under the slices of bread at the bottom of the screen and go to "most recent" to get the entire gallery -- in 20-slice views. Each time you reach the end of one gallery, clicking on the arrow at the right of the screen will load the next "loaf."

You can make your own slice of bread by clicking on the "Make Art" button at the lower left side of the screen. It takes you to a "workshop" with an easel and a bunch of interactive tools. You can play around, clearing the canvas as often as you want until you get something you want to save. You can also upload art images. You can leave the bread untoasted or choose between several shades of toast. When you've got a piece you like, you save it and publish it to their gallery.

Ready. Set. Toast!!

6 comments:

  1. LOL! What a great way to donate your art to a good cause and have fun at the same time - love the ducky bread!!! Will have to check this site out...

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  2. Hi Rhonda -- I had a blast playing with this. Hope you enjoy it!!

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  3. Wow! Okay forgive my ignorance but is that a real piece of bread or did you paint that bread so realistically that I can't tell the difference?

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  4. Nope and nope!! ;-D I captured the piece of art I created for the Bread Art Project so I could post it on my blog. I used their virtual workshop, but I uploaded a b&w version of one of my little ducks instead of using their drawing tools.

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  5. What a fabulous idea! I'll have to go play with it.

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  6. Hi Jeanette! I think fish on toast would be quite delicious!! ;-D

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