• Amy Burvall

Literal Alphabet: Playing with Words and Images

Looking back on this year’s self-imposed creative projects (more like whimsies) I thought I’d better archive a few. The following is what I called my “Literal Alphabet” and it all started with David Bowie’s death. Hearing “Bowie” all the time, I began to see literal letter Es with bows on them! After that first doodle, I decided to challenge myself to do the entire alphabet. Some have turned out to be favourites, such as “Y-Knot” and “M-Bark”, and others are a bit of a stretch (R and V in particular). As usual, I went with my first attempt. It was a hoot playing with puns as well as metaphoric imagery. Perhaps the naughtiest is “High T”… Projects like this always get my mind open to thinking in different ways, and I think it might be an interesting exercise at a creativity workshop.


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A-List


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Queen B


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C-Foam (seafoam)


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D-Light (delight)


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Bow-E (Bowie)


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F-Fort (effort)


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G-Purrs (jeepers!)


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H-bomb


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Eye-Scream (ice cream)


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J-Walk


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A-OK


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L-Fin (elfin)


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M-Bark (embark)


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N-V (envy)


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O-No (oh no!)


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P-Cock (peacock)


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Curly Q


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R-Sea (artsy)


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S-Cape (escape)


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High T (high tea)


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U-Night (unite)


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V-Jay (as in MTV vee-jay or video jockey)


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Double You


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X Lover (ex lover)


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Y-Knot (why not?)


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Z-Bra (zebra)

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