Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Arty Girlz "Eras" challenge


I decided to do a tag based on the 1950s. The focal image is from an old 1950s book of knitting patterns. It just shows you how the language has changed over the years as it describes the cardigan as "a gay peasant cardigan" which would mean something completely different now that it did back then. I have played around with some of the words so that the caption reads " a gay peasant cardigan for a brilliant, enchanting young girl". I have added a flower to her hair and a bird on her shoulder as I reckon a lot of 1950's women were dying to fly away from domesticity!!

9 comments:

Dawn said...

Wow nostalgic and brilliant tag

Chriss Rollins said...

hm it wouldnt be PC these days.
great take on the challenge and that little bird is lovely.
thanx, chriss x

Heather Robinson said...

I laughed when I read the commentary accompanying this piece because it is SO true. Words do change over the years and cast an entirely different meaning from decade to decade. Great "era" piece.

Sue said...

Just love it - very clever and witty

mueppi said...

Dein TAG ist wunderschön coloriert!!!!!!!

Julie said...

This is wonderful Lorraine and you are right it would definitely be worded different these days lol

Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again xx

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fabulous.
Wonderful work. Love them.

crissi said...

FANTASTIC take on the challenge love your 50's tag so true about the words.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge

Mee said...

Fantastic. I agree, it would have a totally different meaning today!:o)