Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TTIC #25 ~ Favorites!

This week, the supremely talented Jen issues one of our best challenges yet:
"For this weeks TTIC challenge I wanted to do something a little different. We've been picking very specific themes that showcase the design teams favorite things and having everyone create something based on that. Well this week I thought it might be fun to focus a little more on what our participants like and are drawn to about Twilight. So our focus this week is: Celebrate YOUR Favorites!
  • This week for the creativity challenge you are to show us what you love about Twilight. Is it Edward? Or the baseball scene? Emmett's one-liners? Alice's quirky style? The meadow? Or maybe it's a quote. You choose! As part of this challenge to vamp it up a bit I also want you to concentrate on showcasing your favorite medium. Use your favorite technique, supply, material, etc. to help show case your favorites about Twilight. (I know that might be a tall order so 1 out of 2 ain't bad. ) Show us what you LOVE about Twilight.

  • Comment Challenge:I would love to hear what Twilight has meant to all of you. It seems that Twilight has affected to many people on so many different levels. I know for me it's given me this great group of women who I love creating with along with so many other wonderful gifts that I never thought would come from just a book. I'd love to hear more about what Twilight has brought into the lives of others. "
I could not agree more, Jen! Onward, Twilighters...
First, I am going to hit on the Comment Challenge. I love this question, and every time I sit to answer it, I answer it a little differently. I assume it is because books and stories affect me differently depending upon the day and situation I find my life in at the time. My base feeling is that this story clearly grabs people for the ideal of teenage love. Whether it is the teenager who yearns for that kind of 'love' or those like us (ok, ME!) who are long removed from the teenage angst and our first crushes and splintered hearts. For me, I was taken back to good old Brunswick High School (the Old one - the dilapidated and crumbling one!) and was firmly entranced by the writing of Bella's emotions. I won't sit here and tell you I agreed with much of Bella's actions and/or choices, but I completely got where she was coming from. She was masterfully written in that respect. (A tad whiny, but that's for another post...) :) More mundane than all that, though, my high school even looked like Forks HS! Plus it rains a lot in Maine too - the weather is very similar. It has been a long time since I have actually sat down and reminisced about these little details of the high school experience, and that's what Twilight did for me.
I will be back with a crafter's challenge very soon - I will not bore you with more tales of technical woes... suffice it to say we are lucky to have our TTIC picture up there! CHECK BACK!
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Margie said...

Great post Beth :)

deconstructing jen said...

I think you might be right. I think these books reacquaint us with our younger selves and reignites some of our past passions. GREAT POST!!! I can't wait to see your creation. :D

Eve said...

Great post Beth thanks for sharing! And all your projects as well. You know I LOVE them!