Thursday, February 7, 2008

February TIF Challenge

We have quite a challenge this month. The challenge is on Sharon B's website if you want to read the whole thing.

Otherwise she summarized the whole thing below.

"So this month stop and think what are you old enough to remember. You do not have to declare your age - but simply what you are old enough to remember."

The color pallet for this month is also shown.

My first thought was that this would be an easy challenge. So I started to list in my head what I remembered: Polio, a friend of my Dad's going off to Korea, the presidential campaign in 60 with talk of the Pope running the White House, the Bay of Pigs, air raid drills, assassination of JFK; Vietnam war and being stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Well, I decided that I didn't want to make a political statement with my memories, but those where the first memories that came to me. So what are some good memories, going to the 1964 worlds fair with my mother, the race to the moon, the first man in space, walking on the moon, I seem to remember that the possibilities of the future felt better than the present. I've always tried to live in the present, put the past where it belongs, and dream about the future.

So, I'm going to do something about space, I've always thought it would be wonderful to be able to go into space, take a vacation on the moon. The last few years Mars has caught my attention. OK, I'm going to do something that features Mars - I'm going to use some tyvek in my piece - that's something new, then I'm going to put in something old too!

Well, I've got to go paint some tyvek and fabric for this challenge, more later!

PS: I also made some postcards for the first time, for a Valentine Swap, I'll post them in the next day or two, as soon as I pull them off the camera.


MixPix said...

Hello MegAbq, I found this website some time ago and have always wanted to do a piece inspired by some of the space photos taken by the Hubble telescope, but have never found the time - perhaps you will find it useful? Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Meg, you sound just like me, only I have a bunch of years to think about. Mixpix mentions the Hubble site, I used several photos taken by hubble on a quilt I did, called Heavenly. That was fun. I am thinking of a scroll type thing, need to put some ideas on paper. I loved your TIF. Rene

JANE said...

HI Meg, Thanks for telling about your feelings for Susan Butcher. That was so nice to hear. I oved how your Jan TIF came out and am really interested in how the shape of Feb will come out for your piece. I am really stumped this time around.. Take care...

fiona d said...

what an interesting take on the challenge - and I like what you said about living in the present - looking forward to seeing it take shape

Meg in Albuquerque said...

Thanks Mixpix. what a wonderful site, it will help me with the colors and some details. This makes me want to do a series of space pieces, we'll see what happens.

Patti said...

Meg, I simply must get over and see your January piece and the February space piece. You have ALWAYS been so creative and all who follow your blog will be inspired by you, my friend.

See you soon ...