Sunday, February 10, 2008

Groovy Baby.......

This month the Take it Further challenge concept is the question, " What are you old enough to remember?" What a great prompt this is -- as it has already lit a fire under so many as I have seen by visiting other members' blogs and reading their posts about this topic.

I would love to do something about my Grandma Wanda, or my Great Aunt Tiny who was a Daughter of the American Revolution, but these choices are both too intimate and I know I would devote too much time to them in order to get them completed by the deadline -- so I have put these to ideas in my journal as a future projects and have opted to go with my memory of.... "The 1960's".

It was exciting to be alive during that time -- so much was happening. And while I was too young to understand alot of it (I was born in the 60's) I was fascinated by things going on around me and to this day can't pass up a documentary or a book written about the 60's, hippies, the drug culture (Haight Ashbury, Woodstock, Timothy Leary), the politics, and, of course, the music (the Beatles, Janice Joplin, Jimi Hendrix), which I still listen to and love today. (CLICK HERE and I will take you on a tour of Haight Ashbury - I've been there and it's a really cool place) But what I remember most vividly about the 60's was the fashion. I was mesmerized even as a kid by the hippie "chic" fashion and the colors. To this day my favorite pair of jeans is an old worn out pair with "peace sign" patch on the butt which horrifies my kids when I wear them out of the house (revenge is sweet!) and one of my favorite movies is Austin Powers!

So, in honor of my "continued" love of this fashion trend (and my favorite jeans!), I went through my stash and selected my "grooviest" black and white batik fabric and a "far out" Kaffe Fassett print -- threw them together. Here's what I came up with..... check out the inside.....

and the back...... And while I would love to keep this for myself as this would be great to lug around my sketchbook and various books I carry around with me every day -- I actually have someone else in mind to give this too. Do you know who it's for????? Check out the pocket on the inside.... let me know if you figure it out!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's projects and reading everyone else's memories. I got mine knocked out early this time -- for a change. I also worked on my iris this weekend, but want to finish it before I post a picture -- probably in a day or so as there is alot of threadpainting. Have a great rest of the weekend!



Guzzisue said...

finished already? well done, I'm lingering at the thinking stage still:)

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Love the bag! Very cool! I can relate that the late sixties and early seventies were a very interesting time to be attending university. Many changes from freshman year to senior!

Cestandrea said...

Absolutely marvelous, this bag! I love it, the two so different prints are in love with each other, it shows!
Have a wonderful day

Michelle said...

Girl, that is FANtastic! I hope I get to see it before you send it on its way. I know what I want to represent but haven't begun the work. I love that you made something functional! xo.

MargaretR said...

It's a great bag! Yes the 1960's were very exciting. I'm also still at the thinking stage like Sue.

tammy said...

hi cathie
oh very cool indeed!!!
my guess who its for just may be a girl who's gone thread wild?? VBG
watched the eukanuba(?) dog show the other nite and saw corgis and thought of you :)such sweethearts!!
have a great day

Laura said...

That's great! You really captured the vibe with those two fabrics. DOn't know if you're interested, but I just read a mystery set in Haight Ashbury in the 60s. White Rabbit, by David Daniel.

I'm nowhere near as far on my Feb TIF.

Katie said...

LOL I still have all the patches off my old jeans jacket.

Keep on Truckin' :-)

Kim said...

This bag is too cute! I also have fond memories of the 1960's!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, it was a great honor to have you there and for you to leave a message to boot!

You have a great blog here, yourself. I see you are getting ready to go to the Quilt Show in Hampton...You will have a beautiful time there. And! I will be watching this blog to hear all about your trip!

It is indeed my honor to have you added to my list of art blogs!

Peace Baby!

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