Des Mots en Français

Dans mes etudes du français, j’ai trouvé beaucoup de mots que je veux rappeler et utiliser suivent. J’ai eu une liste sur mon portable, mais mes infos étaient perdues. Donc je vais garder ma liste ici. ❤ Ce truc augmenterai constamment. 

In my study of French, I have found many words that I want to remember and use often. I had kept a list on my phone, but the information was lost. Now, I’ll keep my list here! This thing is going to be constantly growing.


stupefying, astounding, stunning

very small


to stupefy, astound, stun

confess to [noun/gerund]; own up to [noun/gerund]; admit (that) [indicative]; confess (that) [indicative]

keep, save; tend, mind; guard

to be afraid of [something]; to suck

to thunder, rumble; ~ contre [quelque chose] to protest vehemently against [something]

to drizzle; to mist


la brume
mist; haze

la foudre


except; bar, save


Last night I did some work on that envelope of tickets. I’m so pleased with them, and they’re so delightful to touch and hold and fiddle with. I’m going to make a million!

Since the start of August, I’ve been keeping up with my French journal and language notebook. You can see me conjugate some verbs, write out vocabulary and generally muck about in the language. 

The last photo is of the edges of my map journal, which will be mailed to Léo. And yes, Sailor Pluto. ❤ 

One of my longest standing obsessions is the love of notebooks. I won’t bore you with the trillion reasons why, but I have carried one around since I was a small child. Granted, I was far less picky back then.

I use a Paperblanks notebook for my daily art journal, for technique experimentation and to write about whatever I damn well please. This notebook was given to me by my closest penpal friend, Léo. I’ve quickly fallen in love with the brand due to its range of sizes and designs, sturdy paper and beautiful accents (metal closures for example).

I also use a silly little full-color owl notebook for all my penpal information: addresses, preferences, ideas for gifts and letters, incoming/outgoing lists. I even use it to draft letters if I’m feeling particularly nervous. For less artistically intense letters, I can just rip (carefully) the signatures from the notebook and bind it with thread into several mini booklets that are already owl themed. ❤ I very much enjoy this.

My Midori is a different beast because it hides three notebooks (refills) each with a different purpose. I use a two-month diary grid refill for my daily French journal, a grid insert for creative writing and a sketchbook insert for artwork. Despite being too small for my art journal, I’m addicted to it.

Last but not least is that thin little map notebook which is a special project for my friend. I found the idea while wandering Instagram’s “happymail” hashtag, and it is originally the idea of “letter_writer”. We each bought a fairly thin notebook with between 60 and 70 pages. Over the course of several months, we plan to fill our own notebooks with primarily text. Both of us will decorate the pages a bit to liven things up, but the idea is to avoid filling entire pages with paint in lieu of words. After we’re done, we will mail our notebooks to one another. This project is extra awesome because much of our interaction is language exchange. For these notebooks, we will each be writing in our native tongues: she in French and me in English. I’ll have an awesome translation project to complete this fall! ❤