Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Remember, me?

Why do I think I'm going to remember details. Things I don't need to write down because I know I won't forget. Like what perennials I planted where last year. Like what kind of fruit trees did I buy last year. One still has the tag hanging on it so I know it's identity. But the other? I just spent lots of money on new perennials, planted them in different places, and have I learned from past experience? I'll remember. Dumb, dumb, dumb. What I'm getting around to in a roundabout way is explaining what I wasted at least 3 good hours on yesterday morning. I did a sketch in my journal of an idea for a new wall quilt last march while we were away. I know the 'idea' came from one of the magazines or some form of reading material in the hotel room. Was it a picture for an ad? Was it a phtotgraph in the newspaper that I interpreted and wrote "this has potential" under it? How much is my 'interpretation' and how much isn't ? The really bad part is that I'm loving how this hanging is coming out and I can't even ask anyone for permission to use their 'general idea' because I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN ENOUGH DETAILS!!!

This is the working sketch I took from the smaller one in my journal.

And this is the progress I've made so far.

So three hours of looking through every magazine that it COULD have been. Forget the newspapers.Think I'll learn? Probably not, but I think I'll do a tour of my yard and write some things down before I forget...


Sarah Ann Smith said...

I totally LOVE it! And the fact that you can't remember quite what the original photo was tells me that the current image is enough yours that you don't need to sweat the permission thing. I can just about positively say that this general composition is probably present in a couple generations of Maine summer folks!

Can't wait to see where you go with it! I'm having fun with my Tableau, but I'm looking forward to some smaller piecs that get done in a lot less time!

And thanks for the info on the alewife....used to live next to the Alewife Parkway in Medford / Somerville, Mass. in grad. school,and never knew what an aliwife is/was!

Cheers, Sarah

Joanne S said...

On remembering. I once potted up a weed for the Master Gardener Plant Sale. Everyone thought it was "so amusing". I thought it was a plant.