Hi all here I am bouncing around after my small blogging break. Happy New year! I have not yet set out my goals for the new year but I am thinking it through as I go through the process of a work room blitze but more about that tomorrow as I know many people are swinging by for the Take it Further design challenge because the first of each month will be the day I post about it. So without any fuss this is the challenge …
The key concept for January is a feeling we have all had, the feeling of admiration for another. Ask yourself who do you look up to and admire? Why? What is it you admire about them? This is a the first Take it Further challenge in 2008. Take the idea, develop it into a resolved design during that month and apply it to fiber or paper.
As I explained in the guidelines, every month there will be two options. The second option this month is a colour scheme. This means that if you don’t like the concept you can work the colour scheme or if you don’t like the colour scheme you can work with the concept. Or you can work with both.
The colour scheme for this month is below. I came up with it by using ColourLovers If you have not seen this site before and love colour do check it out as there is lots of fun to be had over there.
As promised I have a flickr group set up as well. The flickr group for the Take it Further Design Challenge is here
When you have worked the idea swing back to this page and leave a comment with blog or flickr address so that people can take a look at what you have been working on or done.
How did I come up with the idea? Just before Christmas during the cleaning the usual cleaning frenzy I was complaining about having to get into high areas of the rooms. Eve my daughter strapped on her stilts and proceeded to clean with ease! For those new readers to my blog Eve is a circus performer. I made a wise crack that now I have to look up to her and the idea for the challenge this month was born. Eve is a woman with Altitude!
Joking aside, I do admire her as she is following her own dream and its not an easy industry to be in. I also admire any entertainer who can make people forget their worries for a moment. It’s a gift to be taken somewhere out of our everyday lives, to be made to laugh, to delight in music, or to marvel. Even if you step out of yourself for only a few moments an entertainer has given a moment of freedom and pleasure. I really admire people who can do that for others.
Eve certainly made me laugh as she cleaned. OK that is enough of my babble.
Also I have been tagged by Vero of Au Fil du Jardin and Neki of A Moveable Feast for the Make my Day Award. The rules are that I am supposed to tag 10 other blogs which I am going to do but not today as its going to be a bit hard to choose just 10 blogs. So give me a day or so to think about it. I am in the middle of a studio sort out but tune in tomorrow for news on that …
Enjoy the challenge, I want to say its great to be back. I feel revived and I am cooking up a few plans for the new year as I sort stuff out in that room that is supposed to be a studio. Tell me apart from posting pics of my studio as readers have requested do have to confess to UFOs too?
She shudders and moves away from the keyboard, downs the last of her coffee to gather her strength, pulls herself upright and walks slowly down the hall. Squaring her shoulders she turns the door knob and pushes the door open determined to tame what is inside …