Friday, July 12, 2013

Twilight Time

Another of my favorite songs. I'm on a real Moody Blues kick lately. I think it's because the two times I saw them in concert it was in early July. Beautiful weather both times. Nothing in the world is quite like listening to your favorite music under a clear sky, beautiful sunset, then every star in the heavens overhead.

Back then I could get a ticket for the lawn for about $15. They're coming to town here in August and the tickets are $50 each. If I was single and had no care as to how groceries were going to be bought I'd go. But I guess I'm at that responsible age where I simply cannot justify spending a month's worth of groceries to take the three of us to a concert no matter how good the band is.

I'll have to be content with my memories. And they're pretty darned good.

Monday, July 8, 2013

More masking tape typing

 I have always loved The Moody Blues. My mom used to play their music on 8 tracks when I was little. I've always loved their music and it takes me back to my childhood whenever I listen to it.

I managed to get tickets to an outdoor concert of theirs back in 1986 and they put on quite a show. And there really is nothing like listening to Nights in White Satin under a clear sky full of stars. Or The Sunset when the sun is just about to set.  I think they must have played nearly every song they ever recorded that night.

I did the paint blots in bright colors and smooshed them one color layer at a time. Then some black stenciling and then the lyrics to "Lunch Break: Peak Hour" from Days of Future Passed typed onto strips of plain masking tape.  I'm really having some fun with this old Underwood.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Some non-journal work for a change

I did some really cool backgrounds on canvas last night. I really like how they came out. Now I just have to figure out what to do with them next. LOL

Whatever I decide, they're going to look great up on my wall!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I was ready on time! Honest!

I've just been super lazy about blogging for a few weeks.  I've also been in the process of moving my craft room down to the basement so now all of my art supplies are way far away from my computer. When I have something ready to post I have to carry it up two flights of stairs to get it to the scanner. So I've been kind of avoiding it lately.

Anyway, here is my July journal page. I'm managing to do the artwork in my journal but the daily entries are hard to do when you have days where it's just the usual mundane daily house stuff going on.
I'm hoping to do better in July but I have already fallen behind and it's only July 4th. 

I finally found a supplier for typewriter ribbon for my old Underwood typewriter. This is awesome because using the typewriter for some of my journaling has been really cool looking.  I just take some masking tape, stick it to the roller, type what I want and then stick it on my page.  I love it!!

Well, I'm off to bed now that our puppies have calmed down. Tonight some neighbors had a fireworks display and the puppies didn't like the noise at all. Poor babies. They were frantic for a time and then they just snuggled under any feet they could find.