A New Old Dictionary….1
December 15, 2018 by kittynh
A slight break here to talk about my hobby.
While wool felting is something I enjoy, a real hobby is escapism without purpose. Like golf.
My friend and junk journaling mentor, Rebecca, taught me the joy of vintage dictionaries. I bought just part of a large dictionary set, only 4 letters, and instead of just cutting out pages found myself reading it. Rebecca also likes to cut out the dictionary definition and use them in her art. She’s the inspiration behind this book.
There were references to people I had never heard about in my entire life, which is not that short a life.
Who were these people?
At one time, perhaps everyone knew their names.
Today, while many are still well known, so many are not.
A lot of religious writers were included in this dictionary from the early 20th century.
I decided to do my own dictionary.
I tried to find ephemera that reminded me of the person.
I learned so much about history reading these snippets.
Also, it was very difficult to find anything about women.
They seemed to be entertainers, or authors, or royalty.
Then I read about some women that were amazing. Why did we never learn about these women in school?
Are they totally forgotten today?
There was a passionate love story. So sad.
There was a suicide, what happened?
Also, there was a mysterious death….
The book is falling apart and I felt no qualms about cutting this book apart and repurposing it as my NEW dictionary of famous people.
Matching a painting or photograph with each name was really fun and relaxing. Which is what a hobby is supposed to be.
these are fabulous, Kitty, thanks for sharing them!