obscure: 1. (of meaning) not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain.
2.not clear to the understanding; hard to perceive: obscure motivations.
3. not expressing the meaning clearly or plainly.
meandre: the plural, French translation of meander.
meander: 1. to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course.
2. to wander aimlessly. 3. a winding path or course.
4. a circuitous movement or journey.5. an intricate variety of fret or fretwork.
The title Obscure Meandre originated from a course I took a year ago at Whitworth University called Literary Editing and Design where our major assignment was to create a press, mine was Obscure Meandre Press, then design, create, and publish a book from start to finish. The idea of designing something in print thrilled me, but actually narrowing down a topic freaked me out quite honestly. I thought ‘how am I to narrow down all my interests–food, gardening, cooking, family histories, creation, writing, career, editing, poetry, fiction, literature, music, design, fitness, diy, specialty teas and coffees, women’s movements, undergraduate struggles, now post-grad struggles–clearly I’m all over the place. And while I did narrow my focus for the purpose of my book to family history and family recipes, I realize I do not have to specialize myself to find a proper fit in either the online or in the real world. Therefore, this blog Obscure Meandre will encompass all my creative interests, and hopefully they might merge into some of your interests as well.