Thursday, April 18, 2013

W......

is the letter on the Craft Barn Alphabet Challenge.with circles in the background,( I nearly missed this )  My first choice was "windowsill" a word I have always liked saying. ( It has a kiss at the start, in the middle and a smile at the end, try it.)  but it wasn't in the old dictionary I am using for the definitions.  There are some really nasty words beginning with W, who knew I suffered from "wind-dropsy" I'll let you look it up, I am too polite to mention. In the end I settled for warpaint as it was a word I could play with.My old dictionary said "paint on the face and other part of the body on going to war, a practice among certain savage nations" don't know why I suddenly thought of football fans.Then I thought of how we like to don out warpaint before we do battle with the world.I gellied a background and  made a war mask and searched for suitable images so here it is.
 No copyright breach intended, if anyone has a problem please advise and image will be removed.

17 comments:

Marit said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog the other day - yes, my desk is too tidy for me too... hope my mojo comes back soon! I absolutely LOVE your page and 'war paint' is such an inspiring word indeed! Since this alphabeth-project is at the W now, are you almost finished? Does it start again after that? I'll check it out as I like the idea of these dictionary challenges.

Karen said...

Very clever Pat! haha now I shall be sitting here saying 'windowsill' all afternoon :D

Karen from The Craft Barn x

Margaret said...

I think I can guess at 'wind-dropsy', as I too may be an occasional sufferer! LOL!

My old (1967) dictionary doesn't have 'windowsill' in it either...but then it dawned on me: in those days we had all yet to fall prey to the tendency to run two words together and make them one. Thus you find 'window' and 'sill' in two different parts of old dictionaries -- because they are, traditionally, two separate words!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great idea!

Annie said...

Fantastic word and illustrations for it! I have to especially love the make-up section. I have heard many an older woman say she won't leave the house without first putting on her warpaint!

Maggie said...

Great collage Page! Tried the word windowsill and it works thanks lol

MaggieH

Joan said...

Fabulous page! Long time since I put on my warpaint ,love your description of the word windowsill,took me a minute to get it but then I couldn't. Stop saying it!

Meggymay said...

A super word and a fantastic page, I will be saying it all day now.
Yvonne

Scrapmate said...

A great word and a brilliant depiction.

sharon young said...

Your interpretation of warpaint is brilliant, I love it, so much action and colour, certainly wakes you up in the morning.

Elaine said...

unusual choise of word but brilliantly done!!

Susanne said...

I'm sure I have wind dropsy as well Pat. Didn't get a chance to say to you last Satruday how wonderful I thoght your books were at the exhibition - and I was so pleased to see your quilt as a whole, having seen it in parts at meetings and on thso blog, Hope to see you next week, Susanne

The Craft Barn said...

Great illustration.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy

Sylv said...

Love the warpaint collage, fabulous page.

Sylv xx

Laura said...

Just hopping round all the W entries...
Love your interpretation of warpaint
:)
Laura

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great pages - yiye post made me smile. MMx

JansArtyJunk said...

A fabulous page for such a wonderful word choice!