Friday, May 02, 2008

TIF Challenge April--It About Change, Isn't It?



"Janus" 8 1/2" x 11"

OK, I changed my mind! I was skipping this challenge to finish another project although I had planned the design several weeks ago. Kim at Skybell Arts had mentioned some Greek phrases in discussing the "attitude toward change" theme, and that caused me to remember the Roman god Janus, who is pictured with two heads, one looking to the past and one to the future. I also remembered a face-like scribble that I had done a while back, so I copied and flipped it on Adobe Illustrator to make this two-faced thing. And now, since I'm giving the other project a long Sabbatical, I came back to Janus and put it together. I actually have no attitude toward change--it's like sh-t, it happens.

9 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

I love it, Kay! It's great!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh WOW, this is SO cool.

Kim said...

Well done! Indeed it happens. All of our comings and goings really don't matter much, do they? No matter where you go, there you are.

paulahewitt said...

what a great idea - and I agree with your sentiments about change - **** happens indeed. i bet no one made a challenge piece depicting that did they!(i wish I had now )

Rian said...

Fabulous!

McIrish Annie said...

wahOO!! this is awesome. Glad you decided to finish it. and your attitude on change is exactly like mine! it happens, whether you want it to or not!

Meg in Albuquerque said...

I really like your TIF, very appropriate.

jenclair said...

You changed your mind. That could be my topic for "change" every single day!

I like the idea of Janus and looking both to the past and to the future - when we look back we can see the changes that have occurred, and when we look forward, we can hope for changes for the better...

Granny Fran said...

Your Janus is wonderful! One of the multitudes of things I fell heir to from my MIL was an orphan cookie jar lid with a different face on front and back. It was so great but what do you do with an orphan cookie jar? I ended up placing it as an ornament on one of the gate posts on our front driveway to represent the Janus statues displayed in ancient Rome, with a playful twist.