Friday, October 31, 2008

I dare you

Here is my second effort. I didn't finish the other side.

I have a huge two volume dictionary; The New Century Dictionary, copyright 1944. It is just full of illustrations. Nearly every page has not one but three or more beautiful little pictures. It has many many birds and winged insects and lots of fish among other things. And millions of words to play with.

I think I will go down this path for a while. This path where I play with words and illustrations and collage them into another little book about words and illustrations.

I dare you.
To do it too.


  1. These are so great...I'll take the dare...especially since I am on "collage block" these days..give me a few days..I'll get there. =)

  2. I love this. It is a different color scheme than I have seen before from you. I saw the tea party mixed media in Crop-Paper-Scissors. It is beautiful too. You should be published more often!

  3. You know I can't resist your challenges (or dares) What's one more thing on my list?
    I really like this. Grunge is good...just ask Tim Holtz!
    Hope you had a spooky Halloween.

  4. Loving the dictionary collage... when I get time I would love to give this a whirl.

  5. Well, I DO like the second effort better. But, IF I could do one tenth as well as the first effort, I'd be happy. You're the best! Keep showing us this wonderful stuff!!! Pat

  6. And another thing....that dictionary - A TREASURE!!! Take care. pat

  7. Oh, please do go down this path! It's lovely and I can't wait to see more on this theme. I adore the incorporation of text with art, and these antique colors are perfect.

  8. Sharon,

    This looks great. Ok I will take the challenge too. I also have a lovely old dictionary and no excuses....


  9. I almost feel like you're daring me personally because you used a Z page. I know it's not the case, but I'll take the dare. Going to play with it now...

  10. I am looking for large dictionaries and encyclopedias to purchase because I am going home for 2 weeks in December! I will totally be shopping, eating and thrift store shopping. I am also taking the challenge...(a la Swedish version, maybe...)

  11. Amazing artwork!
    I will have a I need to visit the local antique book shops!
    What an inspiration you are Sharon - thank you.
    Linda :-) xx

  12. Great idea....and I love this little gal with her butterfly wings.