I’ve always had a love for words since I was a child. Since my young age, I was asked to study words and their meaning. It is through this time at school, that I became enamored in understanding them and how we are able to convey an idea, a thought and our feelings.
Through my studies, I picked up a fascination with taking the letters inside of the word. From there, I would try scrambling them up to discover they could mean something new.
That process led to me to the idea of taking a word, then each letter in the word, adding an entirely new set of words. I was looking to put a spin, or my own definition, to those letters to convey a deeper meaning for that particular word.
These new extended words, I call: Companionyms. Companionyms are to give greater meaning to words, which allows them to come to life more. In my creative process, I also realized that If I was taking a word, with a negative connotation, I was putting a most positive slant to them.
It’s a pleasure creating these and sharing them with those of you who love the written word and all of it’s fascinating potential.