Among the more serious, yet not the least worthwhile, tasks on my drawing board right now was this little one.
My local group Stitching & Beyond is currently preparing for their exhibition at the Long Gallery in Salamanca. These tags are part of a broader collaboration, a collaboration that is inclusive of everyone in the club and a task that is fun and easily achievable. Everyone has enjoyed putting their own bent on travel tags as little artworks.
Firstly, my idea was to have a simple ground with proactive words. Then, because we are wordy nerds, David suggested obscure (English) words. He even went on to suggest that I prepare an alphabet of them. Why didn't I think of that. So then the process developed between us. We chose proactive obscure words, one for each letter of the alphabet. These are the results, and it was fun:
Okay I have decided to set myself a task. To weave at least one if not two of these words into my lecture at the State Library of NSW next Thursday evening ... hmmm "quaesitum" perhaps!
BTW we know all the meanings too. I would highly recommend the book Reading the OED, fabulous!