I've been bearing down hard on this painting, trying to finish it. Which can result in a certain amount of progress, but usually backfires after a while by making me feel completely burnt out. I sit and stare at the painting, sit and stare, and cannot think of what to do to it. It's utterly frustrating. I took the weekend off, but I'm not sure I'm feeling terribly inspired today, either.
I've been reading the dictionary again. Following are some new favorites:
Enchase — 1. encase, enclose: set (a diamond enchased in a gold ring) 2. ornament, decorate as a: to cut or carve in relief: engrave b: inlay (a table enchased with ivory) 3. obs: to enclose solemnly: enshrine
Bridewell — London house of correction established in the 16th century: house of correction, jail, prison.
Boatel — a waterside hotel equipped with docks to accommodate persons traveling by boat
Alchera — [native name in Australia]: dreamtime
Aliquant — being a part of a number or quantity but not dividing it without leaving a remainder (5 is an aliquant part of 16)
Aliquot — 1. contained an exact number of times in something else (5 is an aliquot part of 15); opposed to aliquant 2. fractional
Aliter — otherwise
Little-ease — a place of confinement (as an extremely small prison cell) or confining device (as a pillory) making it impossible for a prisoner to have even ordinary comfort or freedom of movement
Litham — a strip of cloth wound round the head covering all but the eyes and worn by Tuaregs of the Sahara desert
Fielden — of or having to do with fields; rustic
Firefall — a tree whose fall is caused by the partial destruction of its roots in a ground fire