Week 9. WEEK NINE! This is the week that I have more to say. It was hard. It was underwhelming. It felt like my ideas were in short supply. Did I complete it? Yes. But do I feel great about every piece? Nope. Do I at least feel great about one or two? Sure. I comfort myself with the discovery of new techniques I like, if not the piece as a whole.
For some reason, I get a whole lot of plurals from Wordnik, which is annoying. And it ends up mimicking my process for creating each work. I have to search once or twice to get a proper description of what exactly that word is. I have an idea or two, neither of which feels right—either simplistic, complicated, or far away from the definition.
I'm into the 60s now, which is quite a few little paintings, if you think about it. I'm noticing the ways that I tend to layout and compose pieces. But trying something new is also a scary way to lay things out. What's an artist to do? The last time I felt any hint of this was in the first couple weeks, but that the Lite version. I got out of it by graduating to another week, which had more words that inspired me. So fingers crossed this is temporary thing—I trust that it is. And as Elizabeth Gilbert said, "I showed up for work today but my muse did not."
Second order of business, I'm no longer happy with the hashtag aka the name of this project. It isn't funny anymore and I find it rather cheap. Ironic, since this is the first week that there is actually a dic(k) in it! I'm thinking that there's a better name out there and I don't know what it is right now, but I'll find it and it'll all be ok forever and amen.
Let's get on with it...
bellyaching: n. Whining and complaining, often contrived to evoke pity or shirk responsibility.
rhynes: n. Plural form of rhyne. n. a running waterway that links a ditch or stream to a river.
enkindled: v. Simple past tense and past participle of enkindle. v. To kindle; to arouse or evoke.
Frenchisms: n. Plural form of Frenchism. n. A custom peculiar to France.
funiculi: n. Plural of funiculus. n. Any of several cordlike structures, especially the umbilical cord, or a bundle of nerve fibres in the spinal cord
rejiggered: v. Simple past tense and past participle of rejigger. v. To rejig. v. To tweak or rearrange.
silvers: n. Plural form of silver. n. A lustrous, white, metallic element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.87, symbol Ag.