edina tien: giveaway!

December 07, 2006


In the latest Art & Life (Issue #6), Teesha posed questions to different artists featuring the number six. One of them was six interesting words. Being a big fan of words, language, and reading, I thought that was a great question and wondered what your list would include. To make it fun, I'm going to have a little drawing for a copy of Randi Feuerhelm-Watts' Self-Portraits Zine.

Leave your list of six words in a comment and come back next week to see who won (names will be drawn at random). No need to leave any personal info - the winner can privately email me their snail mail address.

There are so many great words, it's hard to have to choose, but here are the six that I picked today:
1. concomitant - don't know why, but this word has been stuck in my head for 20 years (since studying vocabulary for the SAT in high school)!!

2. onomatopoeia - such a poetic word and great when spoken aloud

3. quality - many meanings and loaded with possibilities

4. obsession - again, a loaded word

5. tchotchke - another fun one to say out loud

6. karma - I couldn't decide between this one and kismet
Tell us what words come to your mind...


Anonymous Michelle said...

Oooh what fun! I'll come back with my words! Number 2 would have been on my list! BOING!!!!!

December 07, 2006 3:38 PM  
Blogger Tatterededge said...

Siempre (always in Spanish)

December 09, 2006 5:55 AM  
Blogger arlene said...

I love words. I just wandered over here from the 12 Days site...I just joined the Valentine swap. I love your Art! Here are a few great words...

Gimungous...really, really big...a word my son made up and used often.

Confuzzled...another one from my word lover middle son.




Snuggle...what's not to like?

arlene t

December 11, 2006 10:15 PM  
Blogger JustJonesin' said...

Oooh, I like words too...
confection (he he)


December 13, 2006 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's my short list:
1. Kafuffle--love this one!
2. Effort--I love the way you sort of have to force the Eff
sound out
at the beginning of the word. Saying effort reinforces the
meaning to
3. Bold--a small word with big meanings.
4. Quandary--a place I often find myself
5. Magic
6. Intent--how I try to live.

All the best,
Michele Unger

December 13, 2006 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6 M words:


Alex S.

December 13, 2006 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am opting to post interesting and weird words...this list could go on and on.









December 13, 2006 1:44 PM  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

I like this.
1. cacophony - discordant sound
2. deja vu - feeling one has seen or done something before
3. orangutan - I always thought it was urangutane?
4. Medula oblongata - posterior area of the brain (I remembered this from high school - frightening)
5. obsequious - compliant
6. serendity - finding valuable things not sought for

December 13, 2006 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I really really thought I left my word list before but it's not here in your comments section so just in case, here it is again...

1. Cuneiform
2. Pianissimo
3. Filibuster
4. Swizzle
5. Kern
6. Ensconce

December 13, 2006 11:18 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Oh I hope I am not too late with my words..

Fna-Fna- not a real word but a fav since my college art studio days when my very gay, very flamboyant prof would prance (yes, prance) around and add details to works of art.
Fna-Fna.. any small addition or detail.

Schmutz- maybe becoming a more mainstream word since mixed
media has become more popular. I was so excited to find a lipstuck color in "schmutz".. too bad it was ugly.

Uvula... seriously, its a funny word, especially if you have ever seen Peter Sellers' "The Party".

Effervescent.. it sounds like what it means!!

Tchotchke.. how can an MM artist not love "little pieces of crap"?


December 14, 2006 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Edina- my six words; amulet, curious, miracle, oasis, renascence, wanderlust


December 16, 2006 1:02 PM  

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