Old English beginnan “to begin, attempt, undertake,” form of onginnan perhaps, “to open, open up” (cf. O.H.G. in-ginnan “to cut open, open up,” also “begin, undertake”
to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of some action; commence; start
to originate; be the originator of
to come into existence
Do you ever have trouble getting started? Beginning?
I do, sometimes. Many times, I wait until something is fully formed in my head before I start putting it together. I think I miss out, though, when I don’t just go ahead and start with whatever glimmer of an idea I have and see what happens … or even begin with no idea at all. Because, no matter how I begin, the idea – in the making of it – will almost always
change in form, appearance, or structure; metamorphose
change in condition, nature, or character; to undergo a change in appearance or character;
“… let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before.” Let your soul take you were you long to be … Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you’ll live as you’ve never lived before.” ~ Erich Fromm
flit, flutter, hover, soar
clever, alert, wide awake, first recorded 18th c, reinvented in 1990s
To a turquoise and lime green background, I added some titanium white stripes and magenta spots. To make the spots, I cut out a stencil of watercolor paper (I ran out of acetate, but this worked better than I expected), and did a thin wash through the holes.
This is a product I find handy. It’s called EZ Screen Print. It’s a light sensitive sheet coated with emulsion that can be exposed in sunlight and then used as a screen without a frame. At $10 or more a sheet, it’s a lot more expensive than regular silk screening supplies, but it’s convenient and works well on a smaller canvas like this. I can’t ever seem to use products in the way they were intended, so your mileage may vary as they say, but I just used straight from the tube acrylic paint and pushed it through the screen with a palette knife …