Monday, 24 January 2011

A Childhood Memory

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog this week is "A Childhood Memory". One of my earliest memories is attending the New York World's Fair in 1965, not long after my family had emigrated to the USA. I'm not sure now how my memories may have been coloured by movies I've seen since then that were made during that time. Looking back it seemed like all the people in the city were dressed like Cary Grant or Tippi Hedren (though I wouldn't have known that back then, lol) Anyway, that's the feel I was going for in this piece!

Keep your eyes peeled for my animated alter-ego on the right edge of the screen - there's an embarrassing (but cute, lol) pic of me taken with my big brother on the day we went to the fair. Sharp duds, huh? LOL

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

16 comments :

Lynn Stevens said...

well arent you cute as a button in your plaid suit, really stylin!
cool card too!

misteejay said...

When I first saw your piece I thought of "American Movies" so you got the feel spot on.

Love the photo.

Toni :o)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great work, love your photo :)

Linda Elbourne said...

LOVE this and you were really cute ... emphasis on the were :0)

Nancy Wethington said...

As usual - so unique and so very cool!

Alix said...

oh i love that photo of you and your bro!!! ;0)

Terry said...

Hiya Dan, I totally love your piece of ART, fabulous colors and it is as usual AMAZING. Hugs Terry xxx

Sid said...

Dig those tartan jackets Dan !!

Katie V said...

I haven't seen that picture before! Can you email it to me please?

You both look like Pee Wee Herman to me. ha-ha.

Dad looks like a giant!

Alana said...

Yeah, I can feel that american movie vibe. It's strange of the things we remember from our childhood. Loving the little suited dude photo.

Glen said...

Dontcha just LOVE childhood memories? That is such a cute photo of you Dan. Love the tag too...and your animated character is soo clever ...not only to have it come out at the side but to change his appearance! Very cool. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

love your blog, love the memory!

misteejay said...

Hi it's me again...thought you might like to know that I refurbished my Cricut's 'living quarters' as you suggested - pics on blog LOL

Toni :o)

Lori said...

LOVE this retro feel, Dan, you captured it perfectly! Great piece!

AnnS said...

Thanks for the memories Dan. I was a little girl in Brooklyn who begged my parents to take me to the Fair. I didn't get to go, but every time I went to Shea Stadium to see the Mets play in later years, we passed that large globe and I'd remember how much I wanted to go.
AnnS

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Great images and colors. Super piece of work, Dan. It really took me back to that time.

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