Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What’s in a Phrase?

All of my photographic art bookmarks include a phrase on the back that I feel complements the image on the front of the bookmark. Sometimes I come up with a phrase that works for the entire series as can be seen on my sunflower bookmark series. The back of each sunflower image reads, “Light up your day with a good book.” Other series have sufficiently different images that I feel the need to come up with something different for the back of each image as I did with my Piggy Pollinator series.

I have recently created a new photographic art small bookmark series. It is my critter series and since each critter is different, I needed different sayings for the back of each image. As in the past, some of these sayings were easy to come up with while others took me some time to come up with something short and connected in some way to the image on the front of the bookmark. You can see all five phrases that I penned in the photos in my listing for my new critter series bookmarks in my EDCCollective Etsy shop.

For this blog post however, I want to focus on just one of my phrases, the one for the spiny lizard. It reads, “Mistaken identity is a common plot convention.” The reason that I am focusing on this phrase is because the two people that I showed my new bookmark series to could not figure out the connection of that phrase to the lizard image. Once I explained the connection to them, they agreed that the saying worked. This experience led me to believe that I had a golden opportunity for a contest for my subscribers, followers and fans.

If you are 18 years old or older and you are not one of the people that I have already explained the connection to between the phrase and the image, then you are welcome to enter the contest. The contest begins now and will run through Sunday (CST), December 9, 2012. *** Update *** No correct entry was received by the deadline, so I am going to continue the contest until I receive a correct entry. The first correct entry that I receive per the rules listed will be the winner. The winner of the contest will receive their pick of one small bookmark as seen in my EDCCollective or EclecticSkeptic Etsy shops or in my photographic art facebook photo album. I will ship the selected bookmark via USPS first class mail. The winner will be selected at random from all of the correct responses entered during the duration of the contest. You are not limited to just one entry.

You may have guessed what the entry should contain by now, but let me specify. Each entry needs to explain why the phrase, “Mistaken identity is a common plot convention.” goes with the spiny lizard image on the front as seen in this post. Email your entry to I will contact the winner by replying to your entry email, at which time I will find out which bookmark you would like and where it needs to be shipped to.

Thanks in advance for all of you that put your thinking caps on and enter this contest. I hope pondering this connection will be a fun puzzler and I look forward to reading your entries.

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