I often am looking for a nice image of a word to add to a slide in a presentation. Because, I try to always use Creative Commons licensed images it can be a challenge to find that one specific image. So, Sometimes I just create it myself with CoolText. CoolText has thousands of fonts and numerous settings for each which allow you to choose and customize your own word art. I've been using CoolText for sometime now and they keep improving their free service. It used to be that you had to right click the final product and save it as a gif. Now, they have multiple options from which to choose, including grabbing html code for you site, blog or wiki. They also have links that allow you to create logos, buttons and download fonts (all for free). Some times simple can be powerful. Just check out the CoolText I created below and added to this post in all of 20o seconds!
Image by Cool Text: Logo and Button Generator - Create Your Own Logo