Thursday, March 20, 2008

nest (verb)


i finished my fourth painting of the month .... i feel like there's a chance i'll make my ten this month now that i have some momentum ...... it's another nest ... i hope i'm not boring you yet .... but i'm really loving the pieces that i've been making .... somehow i find them calm and soothing .... and metaphorically, they seem optimistic and promising ..... something miraculous about to be .... someplace safe to wait .... a metaphor for house and home .... the title of this one is ....nest(verb) .... 
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nest      [nest] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun
1.a pocketlike, usually more or less circular structure of twigs, grass, mud, etc., formed by a bird, often high in a tree, as a place in which to lay and incubate its eggs and rear its young; any protected place used by a bird for these purposes.
2.a place used by insects, fishes, turtles, rabbits, etc., for depositing their eggs or young.
3.a number of birds, insects, animals, etc., inhabiting one such place.
4.a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.
5.an assemblage of things lying or set close together, as a series of boxes or trays, that fit within each other: a nest of tables.
6.a place where something bad is fostered or flourishes: a nest of vice; a robber's nest.
7.the occupants or frequenters of such a place.
–verb (used with object)
8.to settle or place (something) in or as if in a nest: to nest dishes in straw.
9.to fit or place one within another: to nest boxes for more compact storage.
–verb (used without object)
10.to build or have a nest: The swallows nested under the eaves.
11.to settle in or as if in a nest.
12.to fit together or within another or one another: bowls that nest easily for storage.
13.to search for or collect nests: to go nesting.
14.Computersto place a routine inside another routine that is at a higher hierarchical level.
[Origin: bef. 900; ME, OE (c. D, G nest; akin to L nīdus nest, OIr net, Welsh nyth, Skt nīḍalair) ≪ IE *nizdo- bird's nest, equiv. to *ni down (see nether) + *zd-, var. of *sd-, ablaut var. of *sed-, v. base meaning “sit” (see sit) + *-o- theme vowel]

nest·a·ble, adjective
nester, noun
nestlike, adjective
nestyadjective

i did not know that nesty was a real word ... it sound just like the sort of thing that i would make up ..... if you'd like to read a bit more about this painting, i was nestfully wordy while describing it on my flickr site .... 

...and ..... a shout out to zurich, switzerland! hey, collar family ... thanks for commenting on my blog, allison ... i hadn't recognized you as a collar because your mom always refers to you as allie .... i read your comment to my mr.e.beck.artist and it made him laugh ..... and  .... do you know how groovy, cool, fun your folks are? i can't even begin to tell you how much fun i had with them in cancun..... have you seen your dad dance lately? i don't have an email address for any collars .... if i did, this wouldn't be quite so public!!

so.... all you frequent posters on my blog ...jeannie, heidi, vallen, darla, roberta .... let me know when you are tired of nests .. in the meanwhile, i'm sure i'll be doing another tomorrow .... is that ok? 

4 comments:

see you there! said...

I like it, I like it and no I'm not tired of nests. I enjoy seeing a series with a theme. It is interesting to watch how you take one central idea and express it in so many different ways.

Darla

aj said...

Love . . . love . . . LOVE! The nests! And I did not know that 'nesty' was a real word either!

Customers in our store are really getting into the nest decorating theme too. Anxious to take down the Easter decor and expand the nest and birdhouse stuff!

Stay groovy!
aj

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I'm lovin' the nests...keep going...

Jeannie said...

what bored by your art
I think not deary

loving the nest
did the commissioner love the heart and home?? the green is wonderful