Hello Monday! This week we are inspired by a song, which was challenging to me to just choose one, I have so many favorites. But narrow it down I did, to Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash! Here is a link to the lyrics if you are interested, and here is a link to listen to it.
How are you inspired by a song?
Do you have those creative times when you just keep going because you are so involved in your work? Well, that was this time for me, and I forgot to take photos as I worked, so I'll just share details instead.
I had a lot of fun with texture paste - the Balzer Designs face stencil, and the waves that I created with a palette knife. Adhered the world die cut, and then just played with paint, and I am loving these blues and greens. I looked up a photo of a sailing ship and then went at it with my paints freehand, no sketching or anything. Honestly, I didn't believe I could do this, so when you feel that way, just take the plunge and try something you have never done before.
"Lookin' for that woman, girl"...I imagined this as rather ethereal - perhaps she was real, or maybe just the wind blowing the ship across the sea..
The Southern Cross has always caught my imagination, maybe because I live in the northern hemisphere and have never seen it. The brightest star in the constellation is Crux...sounds kind of cool. What an adventurous journey to sail into the southern oceans and experience that!
"And Music is her name"...I imagine the boat with this name sailing ahead of the winds.
What a blast to the past! I think I picked this song up in my twenties, and every time I hear it, the wanderlust hits. So, who wants to come aboard with me and head to the Southern Cross?
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Be sure to head back to the challenge blog to see how my wonderfully creative teamies are inspired by a song!