Wednesday, 20 February 2008

TIF February Challenge

When SharonB asked (for her TIF February Challenge) what our earliest memories were I thought of tramcars, riding in a pram eating the corner of a loaf of bread, getting my ears boxed for doing so. But my overwhelming memory however was of the hated liberty bodice with its rubber buttons and the dark green interlock knickers with the pocket in the leg. I'm sure there are lots of us out there with memories of those intimate items so that's I decided to portray them, perhaps I'll exorcise the ghost of the rubber buttons.

I collaged some old photos and an advert for Liberty Bodice, tried hard to find an image on the web of those pocketted knickers but without success. The back of the journal page also has the same image and a photo of soldiers, another of my early memories. My dislike of those rubber buttons has lasted a lifetime I still shudder if I see one, let alone touch one.

I joined the Cyberfest swap but have had real difficulties getting through to Susan Lenz. At last though after several emails we finally got together and I am swapping one of my cards for her number 2 card.

Temperature here hasn't risen above freezing all day. This morning when I was going across town to my mother's the trees looked beautiful full of frost. Mind I didn't want to get out of the warm car to take a photo!!!


Ati. Norway. said...

Super "tif" block Annette. I am surprised every time someone had finished something how different all the memories are and how different the interpretations are.

MargaretR said...

This is great Annette.

Jacqui said...

I am glad I never had to wear one of these, as it seems to be common feeling amongst those of you who had to wear them.

Despite that, you have have managed to convey a sense of joy in the piece with the flower, its almost smiling and is a nice counter balance to the little girl in the ad.