Sunday, 9 March 2014
Quotes & Lyrics - Road
Firstly let me thank everyone for their kind thoughts after the death of my Father-in-Law. He was 90 and died peacefully which I guess is all you can ask for.
This fortnight's words are art and road. I had a lot of road songs in mind - 'the Road to Hell' by Chris Rea, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' by Elton John plus a few others. I decided on the Bob Dylan classic 'Blowin' in the Wind' . The segment I've chosen is I believe a protest against the racism that was prevalent at the time. I made a paper mask to create a road and used scattered straw DI over a trellis effect stencil ( a nod to the yellow brick road). For the rest of the background I used shaded lilac, peacock feathers and picked raspberry DIs and then Brilliance starlite black over a swirl stencil to represent the swirling wind. I stamped umbrella man on some scrap card and added him to the road. The strips of tape which I bought thinking they were washi are in fact fabric.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries.