Friday, November 14, 2008

Signs of the Times

All photos taken in Colmar, France, 2008

What's your sign?

How would you represent yourself with a picture?

In the little town of Colmar, France, wrought-iron signs decorate the shops.

In medieval times, when many people couldn't read, graphics told folks what was being sold...

...or the service being rendered.

What illustration would you choose to portray yourself?

Think of some words that describe who you are,
or what you want to be.

Some of my words are:

Maybe my sign could be an elated acrobat with a book,
or a carefree flower child with a filing cabinet.

But if anyone was making me out of wrought-iron,
I'd like to be depicted as...

A Travelin' Oma.

That's the sign that I'm looking for.


kenju said...

I love all those signs! The one on your business card is good - make her into a sign!

Kay Dennison said...

I like the photo of you, Marty!!!

My sign is: The Madwoman of Chaillot! lol

~ Denise ~ said...

Interesting post. Now I'll go about my day discovering what my sign might be. thanks! ;)

Polly said...

I love the sign's...I'll have to think about mine.

Christie said...

I especially like the one with all the hot dogs around it. I know that would be a place for me. I think my sign would have to involve me, cookie dough, diet coke, and a book. Do you think anyone would come into that shop besides me? Probably not.

Sheri said...

Brilliant! You are so confident and talented -- how do you portray that in a sign?

mama jo said...

love the signs..never realized why they were like that...maybe i'd have a book for a sign...or a suitcase...

Bev said...

hmmmm, mine should be something that reflects "Jill of all trades, master of none"