December Challenge: Alphabetography… Entry #1 Crazy Women 2014

Each year I give the “crazies” an annual project to work on.  The first annual challenge in 2013 was to shoot the same thing repeatedly throughout the year to see how much it can change with weather, time of day, seasons, etc. and then put it in a collage.

For 2014, the challenge was to find abstract letters in everyday things … and no fair shooting letters from signs although that in itself might make for an interesting challenge.  The next challenge was to put those letters in a collage of the alphabet.  True alphabetography is using these types of letters to spell out a name or a saying but that was not specifically the challenge yet Linda managed to do just that with part of her alphabet!

Honestly, I think Linda deserves some kind of an award as she got her collage to me long before the due date, but somehow I thought she might get into this.  We were sitting at lunch one day months ago and she started seeing letters everywhere she looked.  I was amazed.  Perhaps her creativity is showing!

This is what she shared…

” Here is my alphabet. I am sending it on now because it’s done. Hope it can be seen when it’s posted as it seems like a lot of photos in one little space.”

So… I was looking at it thinking…wait a minute…why are these letters all jumbled up? And then I said… why do I see numbers? Then I counted the squares and there were too many! Suddenly I looked and saw “Crazy Women” and knew at that point that I was onto something… or rather, YOU, Linda, were onto something, and then it was all making sense!   Very clever… very creative… and you have a good eye for seeking out the letters!

Alphabet 2014 (Photos and Collage by Linda)

Alphabet 2014
(Photos and Collage by Linda)

Linda’s response to my comment:
“I figured it would throw everyone for a loop momentarily, which is why I added the actual letters as sort of a hint that something was going on. Have to give Sheila the credit for suggesting I start with Crazy Women–which worked out fine since no letter is repeated–then I put the rest in order, but needed to fill four more spaces. Remember that I told you I MADE myself use photos I took on our trip to Florida in January (and some of them were a real stretch). Well, when I ‘had’ to add the numbers, I imposed the same restriction on myself, finding 2014 in those photos I had looked at over and over. What fun!”


7 thoughts on “December Challenge: Alphabetography… Entry #1 Crazy Women 2014

  1. Those are all lovely choices, Linda. Well done.

    I’m curious what letters gave people the most grief. For me there were several, but the one I had to “cheat” on was “G”.

  2. What a clever way to present this challenge. I love your creativity, and the numbers are bonuses.
    I agree with all the comments above. It was a challenge but was fun.
    Great job Linda.

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