word-play

Freedom

What do words mean to you?  I love spending time thinking about rhetoric, our language, our definitions that we use to explain our lives. It has been fun drawing words out too.

Thank you to Natasha Wing for contributing her word FREEDOM to the Beautiful Words Challenge.

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I am still accepting entires until March 31st. If you have a favorite beautiful word, let me know and follow the submission guidelines here.

 

Glee

Happy Friday ya’ll! Weather forecasters were calling for a nasty day here in Northern Colorado and as I look outside I see beautiful skies and 60 degrees. Jokes on them. Or on me when it dumps two feet of snow tomorrow, but for now, I’ll take the sunshine.

I’m happy to share another contribution to the beautiful word challenge.

What brings you glee on lovely Fridays such as these?

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Do you love words? Please consider sharing your favorite with me. Details on how to get your own custom image here. Accepting entries until March 31st.

 

Brilliance

Isn’t it grand when you throw an idea out into the universe and people respond. Thank you to Teresa Funke who submitted her beautiful word for the beautiful word challenge.

This is my first fore into formal hand lettering and I’m excited to push my creative juices. If you are a master at handwriting, calligraphy, making words pretty without a computer, I want to hear from you!

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Teresa’s beautiful word is BRILLIANCE. What will yours be?

 

Coruscate – A Challenge

My mom sent me a text this morning with the word coruscate.

 

Coruscate-Turn on the stars.

She loved its definition and I do too. The way this word creates a beautiful image in its own meaning makes me feel all tickled inside.

When I stop and think about word-play, how we use word upon word to define our vocabulary, it can be dizzying to think about the power of language. And there are so many beautiful choices for how we want to describe our worlds.

I’ve started a Pinterest board with some of my favorite words and phrases, definitions that bring me joy. I want this board to grow.

So out of my own curiosity I pose to you this challenge. Help me grow my list of beautiful, tantalizing, delightful, intriguing, special, heart-warming words.

What is your favorite beautiful word and it’s definition?

If you email me your response at 52beautifulthings at gmail dot com I will create a meme for you with the word and post it on my Pinterest page. I will send you the image, and put your contribution in my collective list that will get shared at the end of the month.

Get out those dictionaries, search your minds, share your heart. Accepting entries until March 31st.