Memes have become a popular way to express different emotions. They are usually made to make people laugh. In my Digital Storytelling class, I learned how to create my own meme. There are plenty of meme generators that can be used to create your own but I learned how to create one with the software, Photoshop. The funniest memes are usually the ones that are the most relatable. Here are some of my favorites:
Since I have finally learned how to create my own memes, here a few original ones of my own:
Are Memes Art?
That’s a very good question. Here’s what I think. Art is a form of expression. You have people who sing, dance, draw and write. All those things are a form of expression. So, is Memes Art? Yes, Memes is art. People use memes to express themselves all time. You see on social media people using memes to show their point of view. Art is also a craft it is something you build and work on so that it can get better.
The more people make memes the better they get at it. We are at a time in social media where so much craft is being made. It is amazing. People are using TV shows, movies and all sorts of things to express themselves. Memes is using art to create art.
I just learned how to make memes. I didn’t even know that you could make it yourself. It’s awesome that you can use other forms of art to express yourself. That is what art is all about. It is amazing how social media and art is evolving. I can’t wait to see what’s next to come.
As a millennial, we all use social media. One of the biggest things we use are memes. Many people use memes to express how they are feeling or how someone else feels. Some people use memes to talk about something funny. These memes are created by everyday individuals, using cartoons, movie images, reality stars, celebrities, etc. So the question is, are memes a form of art?
I believe art can be found in anything we do. I find Memes to be one of those things. Its a form of expression using words and funny images. Even though the pictures may not have been drawn by the person making the meme, or photographed by them, the creation of adding words or emojis to it to make something new is a form of art. Print makers like myself use images all the time to create art. We sometimes reprint the same images over and over and add new things to each print. That is a form of art and expression. Meme creators are using the right side of their brain to create these memes. Creativity is something you need to make art. In class we learned how to create our own memes. It was a fun experience (even though i wasn’t totally paying attention).
Memes are a way anyone can express their inner creative side which is our right side of our brain. That is one of the things I kept in my head in my linguistics course last semester [I highly recommend this class by the way :)].. let me not get out of track here. This week we learned to make memes it was so exciting .. how fun is it to actually make funny little memes and share it with your friends and making them wonder how you did it .. but it’s not that hard just use the software (photoshop).
Here are a few funny memes:
This is from my favorite show of all time ‘unbreakable with Kimmy Schmidt’ and I used one of my favorite characters to make one of my memes.
Even though I said that it was easy to make memes it’s not easy to come up with words to put on the picture itself but I tried hope you guys enjoy my memes :