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Through the storms of life, may the only thing brewing be your coffee.
– Irish Coffee Blessing
This past November I considered what I was thankful for. My spouse, family, health, and job were among my first thoughts. I viewed the #blessed Twitter stream during the few days surrounding Thanksgiving expecting to see many tweets about similar blessings. While I did see some of these blessings tweeted I was surprised to see dozens of tweets about pie.
Pie has been around in some form for thousands of years and it is no secret that Americans love their pie. For many of us, seeing a pie brings to mind family gatherings and happy times. So I thought to myself, is pie a blessing?
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. In the Twitter world the pair of phrases #blessed and #breastcancer appeared together in more than 25 tweets between October 1, 2013 and October 22, 2013. The #breastcancer hashtag appeared without #blessed over 1100 times during this same time period. Twitter users were feeling blessed to be a survivor, know a survivor or be able to donate to research and spread awareness. It was through these tweets, that I was inspired to create the four artworks below.
Recently I listened to a Glitch Art lecture by Matt Bernico and was inspired by the range of possibilities within this technological art form. This piece was shown in Greenville College’s Glitch Art Exhibition as part of Greenville, Illinois’s Our Common Ground Annual Art Walk.
Welcome to TweetBlessed! I’m very excited to begin designing icons, posters, typography, illustrations etc. based upon people’s blessings. This is my first post and I’d love to hear what you think. Also, I plan to feature guest designers on this site so if you are interested message me.