Since it is the first of the month it’s time to set another Take it Further challenge. With the arrival of Autumn in my part of the world and Spring in the Northern hemisphere my mind turns to ideas of cycles that involve change. Some people see change as positive while others are fearful of change.
Recently I have had two separate conversations. Both times I spoke about knocking a wall between kitchen and lounge area in our house. This would make the kitchen larger and open up the house considerably. One friend reacted with a comment about how houses are shaped to accommodate changing needs and how they grow to fit the family. In other words she saw this reshaping of the home in a positive light. Another friend jokingly asked me if it was mid life crisis time. In other words one person saw change as positive the other saw it is negative.
There are stages in life when it is almost unacceptable to change. For instance it is often implied that it is not acceptable to change when you are middle aged and the desire for change at this stage in life is often referred to as a mid life crisis. Yet often at the same time, in the work place expensive consultants are being hired to help corporations and institutions ‘manage change’. We are expected to adapt to different work stresses and embrace change in the work place but changes our private lives is framed as bit of issue. It amuses me when people say we have to learn to live with change as change has always been part of life. As soon as we are born we start to grow in other words we start to change.
How do you see change? That is the challenge topic this month.
I was torn about a colour scheme but came up with this one.
This is the source image I used. It is a holiday snap from when we went to China
Once again 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 much colourful fun to be had over there.
Remember that the palette you can only ever be a suggestion as computer screens display colours differently. The aim is to be as close as possible to the colours on your screen. However from ColourLovers you can download swatches to use is Photoshop, illustrator, or in a CSS file. Have fun with it!
As usual 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. There is a flickr group for the Take it Further Design Challenge and Debra Spincic has set up a webring for the challenge and another TIF blog.