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Texting With Noodles

Updated on January 26, 2013

Did you know that a soup bowl can send text messages?

I have recently developed a unique line of "Message In My Soup" merchandise including greeting cards, mugs, shirts, photo bags, and aprons. Messages are spelled out in pictures soup bowls using alphabet noodles. The greeting cards, mugs, and apparel have a fun text with a play on words using "soup" and "pasta". If you want to create your own messages in soup, follow the steps below.

Give Your Secretary Attention
Give Your Secretary Attention

Make Your Own!

The pictures are created by placing about a half of a can of alphabet soup in a shallow baking bowl and clearing the center of the bowl of noodles using a teaspoon. With the teaspoon, collect tomato sauce from the remaining can of noodles and fill in the cleared space so that the bottom of the bowl cannot be seen. Then, tweezers are used to place alphabet noodles in the cleared space to spell out the messages. If the tomato soup is too deep, the alphabet noodles in the message might sink below the surface. If this happens, remove the letters and carefully spoon out some of the soup. Then replace the letters.

Once the message is complete, a tripod and camera, with a macro lens, are used to capture the bowl of soup with the message. I found that using a flash caused bright reflections in the soup, so I took the pictures next to a window and used available light.

Great Macro Lenses

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Fixed Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Lens Features:

100mm macro USM lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras

Secondary diaphragm blocks stray light at f/2.8 for increased contrast

Ultra-sonic monitor provides outstanding autofocusing speed at all distances

3-group floating system for exceptional close-up performance; full-time manual focus

Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 4.7 inches long; weighs 21.1 ounces;

One year warranty

 
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens
Nikon AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Lens

Lens Features:

Designed for close-up and macro photography; versatile enough for virtually any

photographic situation

Features new VR II vibration reduction technology

Nano-Crystal coat and ED glass elements that enhance overall image quality by

further reducing flare and chromatic aberrations

Includes an internal focus, which provides fast and quiet auto-focusing without

changing the length of the lens

Weighs 27.9 ounces, and measures 3.3 x 4.5 inches; Made In China

 
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED Vibration Reduction Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras
Nikon AF-S DX Micro NIKKOR 85mm f/3.5G ED Vibration Reduction Fixed Zoom Lens with Auto Focus for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Lens Features:

85mm lens ideal for close-up, nature, portrait and general photography

Close focusing to 0.9 feet

Nikon VR II (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) element; Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC)

Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM)

 
Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 2177 60mm f/2.8G ED Standard Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras
Nikon AF-S FX Micro-NIKKOR 2177 60mm f/2.8G ED Standard Macro Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras

Lens Features:

Lens Type: AF-S 60mm f/2.8G ED

Designed for use with Nikon FX and DX digital SLR cameras including the D40, D60,

D80, D90, and D300

Focal length: 90mm effective for APS-C sensor cameras

Ideal for closeup and macro photography

Minimum focus distance: 8 inches

 
Souper Baby
Souper Baby

Or Purchase Ready Made Merchandise

My merchandise is sold online at www.zazzle.ca/lakeshorestudio*. You can buy individual items for presents or in volume to sell in a retail store. The souper" messages are directed to men, women, babies, teachers, secretaries, moms and dads. (See my Zazzle.ca picture at right.)

If you are a retailer, purchasing products in volume will provide you with unique inventory for your shop. There are volume discounts for all merchandise, and you do not have to purchase multiples of the same item to qualify. Deep discounts of up to 50% are possible. Receiving volume purchase discounts will increase your profits.

If you are purchasing merchandise in Canada, you pay no GST, HST, or duty. If you are in the USA use www.zazzle.com/lakeshorestudio*. In England, use www.zazzle.uk/lakeshorestudio*.

Links to CRB Photography Artistic Media and Photography

These links will connect you to my artistic media and photography collection, as well as, my three online stores.

The Possibilities Are Endless - Visit my Zazzle store to see more!

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A selection of caps with noodle messages.A selection of bags and totes with noodle messages.Different size round and square pins with noodle messages.Different size round and square magnets with noodle messages.
A selection of caps with noodle messages.
A selection of caps with noodle messages.
A selection of bags and totes with noodle messages.
A selection of bags and totes with noodle messages.
Different size round and square pins with noodle messages.
Different size round and square pins with noodle messages.
Different size round and square magnets with noodle messages.
Different size round and square magnets with noodle messages.

What Would You Say With Noodles? - Get Creative

What type of subjects on t-shirts, aprons, and mugs would encourage you to purchase one?

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    • crbphotography profile imageAUTHOR

      crbphotography 

      5 years ago

      @strategylab: Thanks for your comment. I hoped that my lens title would bring some chuckles.

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      Jeph Maystruck 

      5 years ago from Regina, SK

      Haha! This is way too funny, I didn't think you actually meant "texting with noodles" haha!

      Cheers,

      Jeph

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      bodyroyaldd 

      6 years ago

      very nice blog............

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    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      What a creative idea. Love the souper baby product line.

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You get an award for patience! The photos are terrific.

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      AJ 

      6 years ago from Australia

      There is a souper use for everything. Blessings and welcome to Squidoo.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      welcome to Squidoo a very good start

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      Jeff Johnston 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Very creative :D

    • crbphotography profile imageAUTHOR

      crbphotography 

      6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks for the comment. I have to do the lettering a little at a time because it is pretty tedious. But I enjoy thinking up new messages and doing them.

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      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      How creative! You obviously have more patience than I do. Your Zazzle products look great.

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      Clairissa 

      6 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Great idea!

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      Robin S 

      6 years ago from USA

      Fun idea!

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      soaringsis 

      6 years ago

      I like the idea. I must get the soup and try it.

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      flycatcherrr 

      6 years ago

      Clever!

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      LadyFlashman 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a fun idea, this is just great! Good luck with your lens making and I look forward to seeing more from you!

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      Hilarious and brilliant use of spare time - the Campbell's people should be in contact with you as a spokesperson!

    • crbphotography profile imageAUTHOR

      crbphotography 

      6 years ago

      @JohnTannahill: You got that right!! ;) I do eat my spinach occasionally. I guess I could spell out vegetables with noodles and get both at the same time.

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      John Tannahill 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in England

      Good to see you're having fun. Don't forget to eat your greens, a man can't live on alphabet soup alone.

    • crbphotography profile imageAUTHOR

      crbphotography 

      6 years ago

      @PromptWriter: Thanks BigGirlBlue. I am honored that someone with so much experience and so many lens has commented on mine.

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      Moe Wood 

      6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Great idea! Or I guess I should say Souper Idea! :D

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      Susan Deppner 

      6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      And I thought it was going to be some sort of photo effect. I love that it's really alphabet soup. Very cool designs!

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      Mona 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      Very clever and nicely explained. :)

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