Sunday, November 13, 2011

Metamorphosis

Ch-ch-ch-changes — some of us revel in them and some greet them with kicking and screaming. It has taken some time, but the Twelves are ready for a change.

First up, the size will now be 20 X 12 inches. Do you notice a number relationship there? (Note: the orientation will be vertical.)

Secondly, since the size is larger, we are going to do 5 quilts this year. The dates for our reveals are: Feb 12, May 1, July 12, Oct. I, Dec. 12.

And lastly, how will we select our themes? Diane drew five names at random. The five will have the honor of choosing the themes. My name came up first. I thought of a few words which have to do with changes and moving on, but ultimately, I kept going back to metamorphosis.

The dictionary gives the following definitions of met·a·mor·pho·sis

1. Biology. a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly.

2. a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft.

3. any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc.

4. a form resulting from any such change.

We have not made a drastic change, but I think this word is a great metaphor for us as we move forward.

So, Twelves and friends of Twelves, let the creativity begin, again. I will be looking forward to your interpretation of this challenge.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Great theme Gerrie! And I love that the final challenge in this series is due on 12/12/12. Irresistable!

Françoise said...

Wow, great theme! I'm already thinking Kafka, and Ovid, and Bruegel.

Brenda said...

Francoise is onto it! Troy falls, Rome rises. Nothing is permanent.

Françoise said...

Yes, impermanence... We are back to Buddhism now.

Helen Conway said...

My goodness,Francoise and Brenda are so learned! I immediatey thought of the changing patterns of Kuba cloth. But then I would wouldn't I?!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Great theme idea Gerrie! I actually had a vision pop into my head as I read the definition. We'll see if I stick with that or not.

Karen said...

This is a great theme Gerrie. Nothing came to mind immediately, but those are my favorites, the ones I have to think about a bit

Gerrie said...

So happy you are embracing my challenge. Your thoughts are very exciting to me. I am pretty clueless as to what I will do, but like Karen says, it is good to have something to think about.

Terry said...

I knew you would come up with a really intriguing theme. This is good. One of my favorite quilts in Houston was called "Metamorphosis" and that is the image in my head right now. I need to morph it into something else!

Kristin L said...

Well done Gerrie! It's a perfect theme to kick off our new format and schedule. In the military life they say the only constant is change...

Joanne S said...

Oh, I am happy we are back to making things. This is a very interesting theme. And the size change has sort of added some "tension" as I have never worked in that size before. Keeping me on my toes.

Your Friend of the Twelves, Joanne.

kathleen probst said...

Thank you for challenging us to change!