Simple words contain incredibly vast and imaginative worlds. Nicknames, for instance, recall happy memories about a person that is near and dear (Baboozle for Jon). Other words (for me, CENTER! and PAWS!) bring back memories of inside jokes and inspire laughter. Still more, words that represent a special food (gelato brings me back to Italy), place (Phoenix makes me think of my sister), or time (2012 reminds me of the engagement) bring a comforting joy each time I stumble across the unique combination of letters.
Then there are words without a personal story or connection that somehow manage to make me smile for the sweet and happy things they stand for. Whenever I encounter these words in texts or speech, I almost always feel grateful that someone created a single word to symbolize the incredibly nuanced and/or detailed thing that the word describes. Today, just for fun, I made some of my favorite words into artistic prints:
Remember the DIY fall candles I made a couple weeks ago? I’ve been using them near constantly, and today I noticed that they were just about burnt out. I made new candles as a replacement, but this time I used spray paint to make them a little more festive for the holidays. What do you think?
If you want to make your own, it’s as easy as 1) spray paint a mason jar 2) place a wick in the bottom and 3) fill with wax.
Happy Friday, everyone!