Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thank God It's Friday: Alphabet

Digital collage 9ins x 9ins
click here for larger image

This week's Thank God It's Friday challenge has an alphabet theme and I've chosen to work with just one letter: D. Here's a challenge for you: all SEVEN items incorporated into this image have a connection with the letter D. Can you identify them all? Don't look further down yet if you want to have a go before reading the answers...

1. The portrait of a lady, aged 35 is DUTCH SCHOOL circa 1620
2. The lady is holding a foxglove, the Latin name for which is DIGITALIS
3. The overlaid print extract on the right of the image is from Henrique Brunswick's DICCIONARIO Illustrado da Lingua Portugueza (award yourself an extra point for guessing correctly that the language is Portuguese!)
4. The wings are an illustration from this dictionary, of a small moth-like insect labeled DERBE (I have not found an English translation of this word. Can anyone help?)
5. The background is a photograph that I took at the Oxford Museum of Science, of the blackboard that Albert Einstein used for a lecture at Oxford University in 1931. The handwritten lines establish an equation for "D", the measure of expansion in the universe
6. The background photograph is overlaid with a DAMASK pattern
7. The large letter D font is DIDOT

How many did you get?


Sandy said...

OMG I´ve missing my words.
This is brilliant.
Amazing design.

Thanks Lumilyon for your wonderful work to TGiF.

malacima said...


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Image and background works fantastic together, very impressive!
Hugs Anja

Sandra said...

(I only got point 5)

Seth said...

Great piece. Too bad I failed on the exam! LOL!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! This is stunning!

Janny said...


Terri Kahrs said...

Simply stunning! Hugs, Terri

Kimmie said...

I failed too ... all I thought it could be was Dead Queen :)

I love the weaving of imagery here - you've done it again :)

Lori Saul said...

Brilliant work- what an assemblage of wonderful images! Fascinating description of your letter D elements!

Linda said...

Awesome digital collage, wonderful colour choice - and a great puzzle too!