Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My latest class assignment involves us creating a collage of images combined to illustrate a short poem, quote or verse from a song. While trying to determine what to do I turned to my favorite book of poems, "Where the Sidewalk Ends," by Shel Silverstein. I found a poem I really like, titled "Invitation." The poem reads:

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

I thought this was a great poem considering the classes I am taking. Here is the image I have come up with so far. All of the images, except the stone dooryway come from Getty Images, a site we use for our classes. The stone door is an image I found at tunari.tripod.com/id6.html .

Hope you like this image, it was creating using Photoshop CS3. Let me know if there are any suggestions. I love feedback.


  1. I like it. It's so strange to me that we all have such different abilites for creativity. You have a great capacity for imagination. Good work!

  2. I love the way this project turned out. I think it is truly amazing. I love how it captures the mystic nature of the poem and invites us to come in and explore the universe...it is very moving.

  3. Nate,

    It looks good but I have a suggestions or just something that I noticed. The blue in the doorway looks a little funny because the other colors are very orange brown and earthy and then right in the center you have blue and gray, very cool colors. It certainly helps the doorway and lightening stand out so if that's what you are going for, looks great. I love seeing your projects.

  4. I think it is awesome!! You are truly talented mi hermano!!!