A quick entry from me for this fortnight's quotes & lyrics challenge on the Craft Barn blog and the 2 words are 'strong' and 'miss'. I went with 'strong' and the lyrics from an old Labi Siffre song 'Something Inside So Strong'. With the recent start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi I was reminded of the wonderful summer of 2012 when the Olympics were held in London. The Paralympic Games have especially stayed in my memory and so I decided to feature one of our gold medal winning paralympians - Jonnie Peacock as a representative for all those athletes who gave me so much pleasure. The image I've chosen needs the viewer to look very carefully before noticing that he only has 1 complete leg because in all other respects he is a fantastic athlete.
The words, for those that can't decipher my handwriting, read:
'The higher you build your barriers
The taller I become.
The farther you take my rights away
The faster I will run.
You can deny me
You can decide to turn your face away
No matter 'cause there's
Something inside so strong
I know that I can make it'
This is a very simple page, in order for the words to shine through. I used a stencil and rusty hinge DI for the brick wall, added a salty ocean DI sky and the Olympic motto translated as 'Swifter, Higher, Stronger'.
In addition to the version by Labi Siffre I've linked above, I also like this version by Lira.