That feeling I get when I’m staring at a word for a really long time until I no longer think it’s a word and I’m very very certain that it can’t be spelt right even.
An insult. A longing.
Settle down yelled at teenagers having fun.
Settle down. To find a home. To build a life. To stay in one place. A home. Not another inevitable move or demoviction.
Settle down. A trap. Selling out.
I long for a place to settle down, a place to build a home.
As much as I would be a wandering minimalist with two shirts and a suitcase I am not. I want a home. I want to carefully and methodically decorate it with things I like that are well-made and beautiful.
A longing indeed.
Really why not
My day. It was pretty fantastic. Basically the Rhi in her natural environment
I’m getting back on the + train.
It’s been a meandering idea that’s still kicking and one of my goals for the summer was to get the ball rolling on it. So here goes.
A typical greeting.
Now that social media scheduling is up and running well I am relaunching the + project.
It's an idea I just can't shake and I think it might be interesting. So here goes + 2.0.
I've picked just one colour combo. That'll be all. I keep getting bogged down in the possibilities of what it can be and it's overwhelming. Eventually you have to make choices and go down one road.
I like the idea of this arrangement of words. I might play around with this more.
A thing I've been playing with the last couple of days.
Watching snowboard cross.
Hej means hi in Danish and Swedish. In Danish when repeated twice it can also mean goodbye. I am starting this out so I am using it as a greeting to the world.
This greeting reminds me of being at the airport and the hello/bonjour approach to bilingualism in Canada.
A French one
I've had this idea for a while of doing a project based on combinations of words with a plus sign between them. One day I was writing something down and instead of using an ampersand I used +. It was something I'd been doing a lot.
Then I noticed how + can combine two words or break a word down.
Then I started making lists. Then I had a few thousand combinations in a spread sheet.
Now I have a design mock up. When my desk arrives I want to launch.
I don't know how original the idea is but I think it's an interesting way of exploring language and meaning. Some of the combinations are cute, funny, sad, reflective or ambitious. Some of them could have very different possible meanings depending on your perspective or how you want to take them.
This is my template at the moment.