Whimsy

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If you’re alive, kick into drive. Chase whimsies. See if you can turn dreams into a way to make a living, if not an entire way of life. — Kevin Smith

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Introduction1

TEDxHumboldtBay (Official Website)

Dictionary

whimsy : the quality or state of being fanciful — Webster   See also OneLook

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

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Inspiration

Talks about Whimsy (TED: Ideas Worth Sprading)

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Preservation

History

Garden gnomes are lawn ornament figurines of small humanoid creatures based on the mythological creature and diminutive spirit which occur in Renaissance magic and alchemy, known as gnomes. They also draw on the German folklore of the dwarf. Traditionally, the garden figurines depict male dwarfs wearing red pointy hats. Typically, gnomes stand between one and two feet (30 and 60 cm). Originating as a decoration for the wealthy in Europe, garden gnomes are now prevalent in gardens and lawns throughout the Western world, among all social classes, and are often regarded as whimsical. — Wikipedia

FunFacts (YouTube Channel)

History of Gnomes (Sarah White, Love to Know)
The Magical History Of & Fun Facts About Garden Gnomes (Serenity Health)
The Story Behind Garden Gnomes Is More Compelling Than You Might Think (Elisa Parhad, Garden Collage)
Celebrating Garden Gnomes (Google Doodle)
Gnome Whimsy@Pinterest

Museum

FOX 13 Tampa Bay (YouTube Channel)
FOX 13 Tampa Bay (Official Website)

Marietta Museum of Art and Whimsy (Official Website)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

In Defense of Whimsy (Jane Ehrenfeld, Education Week)
The Power of Whimsy in the Classroom (David Geurin)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Organization

Escape Adulthood (YouTube Channel)
Wonder & Whimsy Society (Cure Adultitis Institute, Official Website)

Occupation

Simple History (YouTube Channel)

News

Whimsy (NPR Archives)

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Expression

Arts

Visual Arts

The Arkansas Arts Center’s collection of Toys Designed by Artists sparked this exhibition for, what better to surround these sculptural toys than fanciful paintings? One curator’s idea of whimsy is another’s scorn but, we need something fanciful at the moment. Eric Freeman’s imaginative animals, Katherine Strause’s exuberant figures, and Sherry Williamson’s flying objects—from pink pigs to dandelion puffs— join the Arkansas Art Center’s dragons, racing rats, and a cuckoo in a burst of frivolity. — Arkansas Arts Center

Whimsy and Flights of Fancy Exhibit – 360° Tour (Arkansas Arts Center)

Culinary Arts

Whimsy 360 (YouTube Channel)
Whimsy 360 (Entertainment GmbH, Official Website)

Try This New Instagrammable (And Delicious) Experience At The St. Regis DC (Lindsay Garbacik Modern Luxury DC)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form

Inspiration

Adventure Exploration, Trail, Quest
Imagination Fiction, Whimsy, Wish, Dream, Folly, Hope
Wonder Curiosity, Mystery, Truth, Beauty

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.