“Nature always wears the colors of the spirit” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Music. My Best Source of Inspiration

Music is my best source of inspiration, always has been. The songs I've loved since the 60s have laid the foundation for many of my drawings and paintings. The song I'm sharing with you all today is one that has provided the foundation for many of my paintings over the years. Listen to it and read along...you'll see what I mean. ;) Enjoy!

"A Whiter Shade Of Pale" - Procol Harum

We skipped the light fandango
Turned cartwheels cross the floor
I was feeling kinda seasick
But the crowd called out for more
The room was humming harder
As the ceiling flew away
When we called out for another drink
The waiter brought a tray

And so it was that later
As the miller told his tale
That her face, at first just ghostly,
Turned a whiter shade of pale
She said, there is no reason
And the truth is plain to see.
But I wandered through my playing cards
And would not let her be
One of sixteen vestal virgins
Who were leaving for the coast
And although my eyes were open
They might have just as wellve been closed
She said, Im home on shore leave,
Though in truth we were at sea
So I took her by the looking glass
And forced her to agree
Saying, you must be the mermaid
Who took neptune for a ride.
But she smiled at me so sadly
That my anger straightway died

If music be the food of love
Then laughter is its queen
And likewise if behind is in front
Then dirt in truth is clean
My mouth by then like cardboard
Seemed to slip straight through my head
So we crash-dived straightway quickly
And attacked the ocean bed


Pretty Things June 24, 2009 at 3:57 PM  

I think that I'll be turning to music instead of True Crime TV when I create -- I normally have things like CSI on in the background while I make jewelry, but when my lampwork studio is up and running, it's going to have to be music. I can't look up from molten glass unless I want a trip to the burn unit!

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