…where it gets good!
Surprised to hear music playing?
Yep, my weblog is usually a ‘quiet place’ – but not today!
My son discovered the band ‘Eels’ last year.
He bought their cd’s, saw a documentary and went to a concert.
Ofcourse he played their music for us too, and I must say: he has
a good taste in music! I love the songs, the lyrics are awesome and
since I like to use lyrics in my art I made a page with it. I finished this
over a week ago (it was on the songs in my heART blog already) but
I show it to you while you hear that song playing. (At least I hope
you hear it – my beloved helped me include music into my blogpost…)
The background is one of the photos my mom send me – skies and clouds.
The eye is a gel medium transfer. The arm/hand is a photo of my own hand.
I made the pile of ‘earth’ with distress embossing powder. Acrylic paint in
the bottom part of the page, and journaling with a white sharpie.
“The sky in your eyes
The earth in your touch
The spirits come together
It’s almost too much
And this is where it gets good…”
And I have some ‘lists’ for you….
I have a blast working on these pages – the seize of the journal is fun to
work on (5.1 x 8.3) and I finished a couple of pages in the past two days
(and some more are halfway)
This is one I made last Friday
List #4 – Today’s Playlist
I think the next one is my least favourite page until now…
Oh well, not every page has to be perfect! Here it is
List #8 – What’s in my bag
On the other hand – the next page became one of my favourites… so cute!
List #9 – Favourite websites/blogs
And – as promised – my take on the ‘Fave things’ prompt:
This page, in particular the photo, has a comical story…
When I saw the prompt ‘favourite features’ I didn’t have to think long about it.
I have beautiful legs. Not long, but beautiful.
(I have to thank my mom! She is seventy now, but she still has legs like this!
Seriously, she looks like a young girl – and since my body shape looks like her,
I find that very encouraging. But never mind – where was I…)
Oh yes, my legs.
I once saw a photo of a pin up girl, laying on her back, wearing high heels
and having her feet put upon the wall… get the picture?
I wanted a photo of my legs that way…
I thought about asking my son to take the photo, but I felt a little bit
embarrassed to ask him (and besides – he was busy studying for a test)
so I let it go. My beloved? Sorry, but he’s not the best photographer
and again – embarrassing.
But then I suddenly had last Friday all to myself, remember?
So I thought – what the heck, let’s give it a try with the self timer.
I was wearing my old, comfy house suit, but I dressed up the lower part
of my body (c.q. legs) in nylon stockings and put my heels on.
The best light to take a photo (and a ‘free wall’ to place my feet) was in the
bedroom, so I placed the camera in the window-sill and put a pillow in place
where I would lay down (for focusing)
Then I hit the button – ‘ran’ to the spot – threw away the pillow – lay down
positioning my feet against the wall and waited for the ‘click-clack’.
I did this several times.
The photos looked absurd – but once I cut of the part where the worn out
sweatshirt and my red, sweaty face without make-up was visible.. the picture
was exactly what I was aiming for! I found a real funny quote to go with it,
so here’s my take on the prompt at These Are a Few of my Favourite Things
My favourite features: my legs!
“Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.”
~ Marlene Dietrich ~
And you know what really made me giggle?
When I’d cut out the photo and positioned the image on my page,
I saw this:
Why had I wrenched my body into those weird positions?
I could have achieved the same effect by sitting on a chair!
I hope you enjoyed this extra post.
I hope you enjoyed the music.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday!
I’ll be back on Tuesday – well, let’s make that Wednesday.