Monday, October 29, 2007

A Creative Mind

In my past life, I worked at one of the city's charitable foundations. We did a lot of good. We also spent a lot of time talking about how and what we were doing. This process led to a lot of meetings. In one such meeting, I was called on to record. One of the focuses of the foundation was education, so we had many former teachers working there. In the room. Where I was to record. So, one thing you need to know is, I'm a terrible speller. Truly awful. So, as I went before this room of very bright people I had to say, "I am willing to record, but I am a terrible speller. If you noticed I've misspelled something, you must tell me." One of the women in the room, a former principal, particularly smart, well-respected and gorgeous, said, "Weakness in spelling is a sign of a creative mind." I don't know if this is true, but I will be forever grateful.

That is why these appeal to me.

This image was in the Kansas City Star last week, and these dictionaries reminded me of the of that kind and smart woman. If you have a weakness, at least be stylish about it. Graphic Image offers Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary in a variety of hues. But when I logged on to see these gems, look what else I found.


Entertaining journals with place setting information, seating charts, a place for your entertaining resources, as well as pages to record the details of each and every event.


These are also available in a rainbow of colors and textures. These, and most of the other styles, can be personalized. What? Oh, other styles? Yes, lots.

With graph paper.

Spirals with lined paper and perforated pages.


Date books in a number of sizes. They also have wine journals and golf journals and family histories, picture frames and picture albums.

Go ahead, it's OK to be a little weak.

11 comments:

pvedesign said...

I'm shocked, I totally had your pegged for class spelling bee winner! Who knew!
Weakness for those books....lovely colors!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Patricia - sad, but true. People who don't know me well sometimes think I'm one of those compulsive cleaning people. Not so. And, yes, I love all those colors!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm dying for one of those dictionaries after I saw them in the Fall Kate Spade ad campaign. So vibrant!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Hopefully that applies to a weakness in punctuation too. I have an inexplicable aversion to commas and apostrophes.

Love these beautiful dictonaries. They are going on the Christmas gift list (and wish list).

Fairfax said...

I love this! I adore notebooks.

SGM said...

I had recently seen those too! Who knew dictionaries could be so hip? I want one. Gold, pink? all beautiful.

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh, I was so happy when these came out! I have books and magazines all over my workspace and it's so nice to have a dictionary that's beautiful enough to leave laying about.

Style Court said...

Patricia, I must be in good company -- I thought I was the world's most awful speller. And those dictionaries! Have had my eye on them for a while :)

annechovie said...

What a great find! Thank you for introducing me to a beautiful dictionary! A dictionary or an atlas can occupy me for hours. Love that pink!

linda said...

Mrs B,
They have their distribution office in a commercial office park on Long Island ( Melville), and it is open to the public, usually weekends in the fall/winter- prices are greatly reduced there.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Oh, there are some happy east-coasters out there, I'm sure. Thanks for the tip, Linda!