This was one of the things that I was old enough to remember, my red peddle car. The coloured parts are the bits that are remembered and the black and white represents the things that don't stand out in this memory. The car is oversized as it is the main focus of the memory and also remembering it through a childs eyes it seemed huge. The tree is a tree of life and it represents the paths I could take in life and being at a time when all my life was in front of me. I was embarking on the journey of life, not knowing that it would lead me to where I am today.
I tried many times to get the photo of me in the car to transfer well onto fabric. They all turned out very faded so in the end I printed onto canvas and fused this onto the piece. I machine stitched on all the pieces and did some hand embroidery swirls on the grassed area.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the next challenge will be.
An update on my January TIF. I've done lots of stitching, I'm up to the grassed area. I should be finished soon - I'll wait till I'm finished to show a photo.