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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hunting for 423, Sketches

Some quick morning sketches from the porch and the dining table.  I sketched in the large sketchbook with the Prismacolor 01 fine line marker/pen and a bit of colored pencil on the fruit.

Number 5, branches
Number 6, leaf - geranium
Number 7, bush - under the trees across the way.  I have no idea what kind they are.
Number 8, fruit - regular size pear and a small apple and clementine.

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Gene reads a lot and I used to, so we are interested in words and grammar.  Gene gets a "word of the day" from dictionary.com  http://dictionary.reference.com/  every day.  He forwards it to me if he thinks I will be interested.  This was the word a couple of days ago.  I especially liked the quote that came with it.  I'm thinking that my blog is often an amphigory.

\AM-fi-gawr-ee, -gohr-ee\
1. a meaningless or nonsensical piece of writing, especially one intended as a parody.

For all this, Schott's Original Miscellany is strangely unputdownable. It is the mother of all miscellanies, aka an amphigory, a medley, a pot-pourri, a gallimaufry, a salmagundi, an omnium-gatherum, a vade mecum, a smorgasbord… Oh boy, but Schott is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, a mad magpie at large in the wide world of facts and words.
-- Robert McCrum, “God bless you, Mr Schott,” The Guardian, December 7, 2002


Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

amphigory is one of those words that I think looks and sounds like its definition lol

Bag Blog said...

I'll be back after I get my dictionary.

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, you are so right!! Meaningless!

Bag Blog, you rarely need a dictionary to read my blog. Ha.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los Niños. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill