Saturday, February 28, 2009

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What a day! I picked up my new/used car this afternoon - a 2008 Subaru Outback wagon - and spent more than 2 hours at the dealer's with the whole process. Knowing that it would probably take a while, I was prepared with handwork: sewing the 1-1/2" sleeve onto my SDA entry while I waited. Interestingly enough, all the males who worked or hung out at the dealership's showroom (including you-know-what male I live with) had a very clear idea of what this piece was about. ANd YOU? What do you think it is about? It needs a name. I have to send it off tomorrow because the postmark date is March 1. Unfortunately, March 1 is a SUNDAY and I don't know about SDA's post office, but MINE is CLOSED. So, if they don't take it, they don't take it. Why on earth somebody didn't look at the calendar for 2009 when the Surface Design Association was deciding on a postmark date is beyond me. I am not running to the post office by midnight tonight because my post office closed at 8:pm and doesn't open till Monday, which is past the sell-by/send-by date. Meantime, I did my bit this week for stimulating the economy (according to MLG, I spent enough for the entire state of NJ to sit back and relax). I bought a car, a new phone for the kitchen, and a digital camera for my grandson Josh's birthday. Even tuna fish for dinner every night won't make up for it - and we will get mercury poisoning, besides. March will be a very long month, starting with a forecast for snow. We'll see if the AWD will make life easier. Don't forget to drop a name for the above piece into the suggestion box!

16 comments:

Terry said...

Ummmmmm-"Life Sentence"?

Jeannie said...

It seems like they are searching, seeking, or longing for something that is near the viewer, but hindered by something (fence, bars?). So my suggestion is "Seeking More". I find this piece very moving, so well done!

sandra wyman said...

To me it looks like the way memories fade, a bit at a time...no matter how much you try to keep the past alive.

Eva said...

"What was behind the iron curtain?"

Judy said...

"Behind the Curtain".........they are locked up. Either forever locked in your memory like that or as Eva said behind the iron curtain, or as Terry said sentenced to life in that horrid place. To me, it is a very sad piece...I want to grab them up and get them out of there!

Glad you got your new car, and I can't wait to hear how it handles in the forecasted inclement weather. We are supposed to have snow today too! YIKES!!!

xo

Fulvia said...

Waiting.

Eva said...

My idea is not precise insofar as the sad and traumatic events happened before 1945.

tiedyejudy said...

I can't top the names already suggested, so I will address the post mark issue: does your post office have a lobby where you can weigh the piece and buy postage at a machine? If so, you can get your postage... and there are really people behind the closed doors who I believe work on the weekends. At least I have seen and heard some when I go in there, and they have pick up times for the weekend. Chances are, you will get your postmark if you get it in there today!
Can't wait to hear how you like the Outback. I have thought of that as a replacement for one of our two antique cars!

juanita Yeager said...

Imprisioned or Captives or Caged would be the titles I would suggest. I think a short title to relate to the stark statement the image conveys would be best.

Cathy Bargar said...

I don't have an actual name for this piece, but the first vibe I got off of it was "Holocaust survivors". Don't know why, since the people look very "American Gothic" - maybe it's the weight of the blacks & greys.

Monique 78 said...

To me it looks as if I was on the wrong side of the grille; I suggest "Waiting"

Sandy said...

Why did I think they were trapped in a marriage? I am usually on the holocaust wavelength.
Anyway, if your piece is not accepted because of the date, I am sure you will find that it was because there is a pressing need for it to be somewhere else that you haven't found out about yet.

I had that happen with I piece I realised would not get out on the day it was meant to. It went to a new sewing show in Europe instead.
Sandy in the UK

Russ Little said...

I like the piece. It's strong. I think the people are your grandparents, right? The strong vertical lines are giving me the same "behind bars" vibe that others seem to be picking up on. But, the smokey, inky gray palette is making me think of the word, "Indelible". I'm thinking of the indelible marks that the events of our lives leave on us, and perhaps the way those marks appear as shadows in the lives of future generations.

kathy said...

Actually, I think I like "Behind Bars" or "Silenced". I need help with one too on my blog. Names usually come quickly to me, but not this time.

kathy said...

Rayna, This piece speaks to me of "imprisonment", bars, intended to silence people into submission.

Rayna said...

I'll answer in my next blog post.