This time for the Altered Dictionary Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn the letter is H.
I have chosen the word
I have been worried what I would do when a letter gave me no clue to what word I could choose to depict art-wise. That's what happened this time. I looked through a lot of H words the first couple of days. A week ago my father asked me to get him a pair of suspenders the next time I was near the haberdashery. Although I knew a haberdashery meant retail, I did not know to what extent.
My 1935 dictionary says it's men's wear.
However, a modern Internet search reveals haberdashery to be practically anything sold retail.
The word Haberdashery is from a clip art advertisement. I tinted the white printer paper with chalk. The line of men are a scrap of fabric printed to paper and also tinted with chalk. The portrait is printed from an Internet search and the umbrella man is a Tim Holtz rubber stamp.
I like this word; haberdashery is fun to say. But I struggled to figure out how to illustrate it. In the end I think I found a fun way to depict my word and alter my dictionary page.