I have been wanting to get my hands on an old for a while now. I mean, how cool would it be to craft using pages from an old dictionary? I had envisioned cool inchies and ATC's, plus some other mixed media types of things.
I purchased this old guy from the Friends of the Library book sale in my town. I paid a whopping $0.50 for this.
G. & C. Merriam Co., Publishers
Springfield, MASS., U.S.A.
I am really glad I got it. I was flipping through it the other day looking at the pictures and thinking of all the fun inchies I could make from those alone.
As I was wondering through the world wide web one day, I came upon a couple pretty cool pictures that had been printed right onto pages from old books. You can see one here.
A few days went buy and I kept thinking about the picture.
I didn't immediately put the two together, but once I did, "Hello new obsession!"
Here are a few of the trees I have drawn in the last 2 days (it could be 3, I can't remember exactly).
The bird in this tree is the actual picture from the dictionary that goes with the word 'warbler'
I was attempting to draw birch trees, but they didn't really come out. When I asked Jared what kind of trees he thought they where, his reply was, "Dictionary trees?"
Not a favorite. I was trying to draw a weeping willow but I only have a vague idea of what they look like. Might have to do a research trip soon.
These next four are a series. I actually started with the Summer one, they realized I liked it a lot. Once I added the nest, I loved the idea of seeing the nest in different seasons.
Can you see the eggs?
Can you see the baby birds (there are 3)?
I drew the brown lines with my sharpie, but then lost it. I would prefer that they all have the same color brown, but I don't expect I will be able to wait much longer for the marker to turn up.
Kinda hard to miss the birds in this one.
Bye bye Birdies!
Well, I think I might go look at some trees on the web and see what else I can come up with. I hope you have a great week!