After thinking it over for a while, I finally decided to go with the colour palette for the January Take It Further challenge. I might also use it for the BJP challenge, depending on the time I have on hand this month.
I have learnt that 2008, is the International Year of the Potato. Potato was introduced in Europe in the 16th century, and from the moment it was allowed to be cultivated, there were no more famines (except in Ireland the year when potato crops were decimated by insects). French children are always told how scientist Mr Parmentier had soldiers posted near potato fields so that the people would understand it was something valuable rather than a trick of the establishment to poison them ; soldiers were told to turn a blind eye on the potato thieves.
It so happens that on my travel to my beading lessons I pass through the Parmentier metro station, which is decorated with a nice tile painting of a potato plant.
"Avoir la patate" is a popular expression that means more or less to be full of beans - and I need it at the moment :o)
I intend to work from pieces of felt and do some appliqué and bead embroidery...