Idioms 4 Idiots: An Intro with my Head in the Clouds

Hello and welcome to Idioms for Idiots. I’m Elsie and this is moi column! In I4I, I want to focus on those idioms we hear everyday but never really think about. But before I can do any of that, I should probably define idiom so we’re on the same page. Oh wait, that’s one right there!

noun A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.deducible from those of the individual words.

Now that we’re seeing eye to eye, I can tell you about my idioms’ medium: collage. I like collage because it uses many different distinct elements to create an entirely different and new whole.

For my first collage, I made a small piece inspired by the phrase, “head in the clouds.” The phrase has relatively unknown origins, but has been in use since the mid-1600s. It is meant to describe someone who isn’t realistic and tends to dream up things that are too lofty to undertake. I took a very literal approach to this one, and literally put my heads into the clouds.

Anyways, that’s all for this post. See y’all in the next one!

Photo of sky via Gabriela Parra. 

Collage by moi.