Hi friends! I'm blogging about my April project over at the NStudio blog today! This month's theme is "Live Like It's Spring!" I decided to use stencils in a different way for this one. Here's a sneak peek...
Hi friends! I want to share my 2017 journal lineup so far. I have been working wildly to get the vessels set up, so I can start focusing on working IN them. I might be in over my head, but I'm having so much fun!
Book of Days Workbook (Altered Composition Notebook) For keeping track of everything for the Book of Days experience, such as handouts, daily prompts, challenges that I plan on keeping in my Book of Days, etc.
Book of Days - Handbound Mixed Papers Journal with Canvas Cover (8x10) Weekly journal spread, plus at least one multi-day journaling spread per week.
Come to The Fire - (Altered Composition Notebook) For Come To The Fire year-long class
Here we go with day six of the Top 2000 Countdown! Today we are counting down from #557 to #259.
Today I pay tribute to a classic song that comes in at #417...
BLOWIN IN THE WIND
Here are Dylan's comments, that were published with the song in 1962...
"There ain’t too much I can say about this song except that the answer is blowing in the wind. It ain't in no book or movie or TV show or discussion group. Man, it's in the wind — and it’s blowing in the wind. Too many of these hip people are telling me where the answer is but oh I won't believe that. I still say it's in the wind and just like a restless piece of paper it's got to come down some ... But the only trouble is that no one picks up the answer when it comes down so not too many people get to see and know ... and then it flies away. I still say that some of the biggest criminals are those that turn their heads away when they see wrong and know it's wrong. I'm only 21 years old and I know that there's been too many ... You people over 21, you're older and smarter."
Here's a video of Mr. Dylan singing the song in 1963 - enjoy!
Check out Marit's blog to see all of the artwork from artists around the world, honoring their favorite songs from day six!
Thanks so much for visiting, and I will be back tomorrow with the last day of the countdown! See you then!
It's already day five of the Top 2000 Countdown! Today, we are counting down from #861 - #558 in the Top 2000 songs of all time.
My song choice for today comes in at #691 and it's by a virtual band...
The whole concept of a virtual band is so creative, isn't it? I not only love the song, but the animation is awesome. I wasn't going to try to draw the band, so I used an image from the internet. The tv is drawn with Permapaque and Tombow Markers.
Check out the official video - so fun!
Don't forget to check out Marit's blog to see all of the artwork from artists around the world, honoring their favorite songs from the list!
Thanks so much for visiting, and I will be back tomorrow with day six of the countdown!
Hey friends! I'm back with an update on the Top 2000 Countdown! Today I've got two pages to share with you - from days three and four.
On day three (yesterday), we went from #1493 to #1179; and my pick came in at #1388...
I've always been so fascinated with the lyrics to this song; so I looked up the meaning, and this is what I found. From Adam Duritz on storytellers...
"The song begins with a guy walking out the front door of his house, and leaving behind this woman. But the more he begins to leave people behind in his life, the more he feels like he's leaving himself behind as well. The less and less substantial he feels like he's becoming to himself. And that's sorta what the song's about because he feels that even as he disappears from the lives of people, he's disappearing more and more from his own life. The chorus is, he sorta keeps screaming out these idioms these lessons that your mother might say to you when you were a kid, sorta child lessons ya know, "round here we always stand up straight", "carving out our names". Things that you are told when you are a kid that you do these things that.. that when you're grown up it'll add up to something, you'll have a job, you'll have a life. I think for me and the character of the song they don't add up to anything, it's just a bunch of crap kinda. Your life comes to you or doesn't come to you, but those things don't really mean anything. By the end of the song he's so dismayed by this that he's kinda screaming out that he can stay up as long as he wants and that no one makes him wait...the sort of things that are important if you are a kid. You know that you don't have to go to bed, you don't have to do anything. The sort of things that don't make any difference at all when you're an adult, they're nothing. And uh and uh this is a song about, about me."
and now, onto day four...
For day four, we countdown from 1178 to 862. The song I picked comes in at #1051. The lyrics to this song are much more straightforward, but still, so heartfelt and beautiful (in my opinion)...