Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Temsis, word art by Amy Crook

Tmesis: a word or phrase that is split in two and another word is added in the middle
7″x5″ pen & ink and Primatek watercolor on paper – $70

Grammar words are the best words. Today’s fan-bloody-tastic example is “tmesis,” which is also the only word in the English language to start with ‘tm.’

I did the inks for this on Periscope, and then took a few days to pick a lovely Primatek palette of three beautifully granulating natural pigments to keep with the pointy goth theme. The rusty Minnesota Pipestone had a tendency to smudge and travel on me, so I went with that and added a “bloody” fingerprint over the tmesis in my tmesis.

Dreamt is the only word to end in ‘mt.’

Tmesis, work in progress by Amy Crook

Tmesis, work in progress by Amy Crook

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