love ; /lʌv/
(n.) the most spectacular,indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone
Love is an incredibly powerful word. Love is intense and passionate. Love is complicated and unpredictable. It’s an adventure that has many different stages, it’s soft and flowy which resembles the broad sea.
sensual ; /sɛnsjʊəl,-ʃʊəl/
(adj.) arousing gratification of the senses and physical, especially sexual, pleasure
Sensual has to do with the five senses, but it comes with a hint of lewdness, a suggestion of sex. It’s something mysterious, gentle, soft like silk and can be fierce at times. It reminds me of soft, curvy lines that has different thickness to show the gradual increase of sexual tension or pleasure.
lust ; /lʌst/
(n.) an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body
Lust is a fierce, thirsty, hungry, wild and passionate emotion, that is sometimes uncontrollable. “From lust to losing your mind”. Lust makes your mind goes into turmoil, you can’t think as though you’re consumed with hunger. It reminds me of scratches, wild and strong strokes to show the desire.
ecstasy ; /’ɛkstəsi/
(n.) an intense or overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement, an emotional or frenzy/trance-like state
Ecstasy is a state of intensified or heightened feeling. Ecstasy suggests an intensification of emotion so powerful as to produce a trance like dissociation from all but the single overpowering feeling. It reminds me of psychedelic patterns/colours and static movements.
hope ; /həʊp/
(n.) a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen
Hope is waiting for something to happen, a miracle. Hope is finding an oasis in the middle of the dry Sahara Desert. Hope makes me think of a window – an escape, a contrast in lines, finding something that is unexpected or impossible, like a needle in a haystack.
surprise ; /səˈprʌɪz/
(n.) an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, etc
Surprise is a sudden feeling of wonder or astonishment. Surprise is more can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, unpleasant, positive, or negative. But to me, surprise is more of a positive feeling, therefore, I would feel that defined shapes will depict “my surprise” better.
eagerness ; /ˈi:gənəs/
(n.) enthusiasm to do or to have something; keenness
Eagerness is a characteristic of being excited and prepared to do something. It reminds me of random strokes and curves, to depict change of directions of an eager person who keeps pacing around.
disgust ; /ˈdɪsˈɡʌst/
(n.) a feeling of revulsion or strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.
Disgust is something either makes me feel unpleasant and uneasy. Disgust reminds me of uneven shapes, clusters and trypophobia.
enthrallment ; /ĕn-thrôl′/
(n.) to captivate or charm someone and hold one’s attention.
Enthrallment is to capture and hold one’s attention; to fascinate. Enthrallment makes me think graceful, swirly curvy lines in repetitive motions, that is quite hypnotic.
frustration ; /frʌˈstreɪʃn/
(n.) the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something
Frustration is a feeling of annoyance that occurs when something doesn’t go as you expect, which may lead to anger. The greater the obstruction, the greater frustration is likely to be. There’s a thin line between anger and annoyance, which is frustration. Frustration reminds me of cracks and thin lines that will break if a person gets angry.
torment ; /ˈtɔːmɛnt/
(n.) to afflict physical or mental suffering, to worry or annoy excessively
Torment to me is a repetitive action or motion that annoys, disturbs, irritates someone which causes an extreme mental and emotional distress. It reminds me of claustrophobic, repeated patterns and stagnant motion which will make the person feel trap.
agitation ; /adʒɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
(n.) a feeling of aggravation or restlessness brought on by provocation or a medical condition
Agitation is the act of stirring things up, a mental state of extreme disturbance. There’s a thin line between anger and annoyance, which is agitation. When I’m agitated, it feels like tons of needles are poking in my mind and a screeching voice is on an never ending loop at the back of my head. It reminds me of inconsistent, messy, sharp looking shapes, angular lines and high frequency.
timid ; /ˈtɪmɪd/
(adj.) showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened
Timid is being overly cautious or fearful. Those who are timid often worry that things will go wrong: a timid eater orders bland food to avoid the possibility not liking the flavour of something new. It reminds me of thin lines that are soft, not define, faded, and there’s indecisiveness in the movement.
grief ; /ˈgrēf/
(n.) intense sorrow, especially caused by someone’s death or loss
Grief is a heavy, oppressive sadness. We associate it most often with mourning a loved one’s death, but it can follow any kind of loss. It reminds me of heavy-weight lines or an image that slowly loses it’s shape and fades away.
sadness ; /sadnəs/
(n.) the condition or quality of being sad
Sadness is an emotional pain associated with feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. Sadness reminds me of darkness, a growing darkness – aura around you. It grows and grows… till you fall deep into the darkness.
fear ; /fɪə/
(n.) a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc
Fear includes anxiety and can be very emotionally painful. Fear is an anxious concern, to be afraid of something or someone, to expect and worry. The gradual growing of fear can be expressed by the thickness, gradient of lines. Fear makes me feel claustrophobic, uncomfortable hence there shouldn’t be any space left to hide.
unease ; /ʌnˈiːz/
(n.) an uneasy state of mind usually over the possibility of an anticipated misfortune or trouble
Unease is feeling anxious, discomfort, apprehensive and lacking a sense of security. Being uneasy reminds me of knots, feeling like you’re being tied up in a situation without a clear destination.
panic ; /ˈpanɪk/
(n.) sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour
A sudden overwhelming fear, outbreak, that produces hysterical or irrational behaviour and makes someone unable to act or think normally. Panic, is when my mind is in a mess. It reminds me of messy wild lines that are inconsistent.