I've done a few more pages in the Sing-Song Art Journal. I'd like to get this journal completed by the end of this year. I dated the front cover when I started it: January of this year. I don't have many pages left but I've got a couple that just have my brain in a freeze. I just CANNOT figure out what to do with them. Guess you can say they don't sing to me. But here's a few pages that did.
Unbound: This is one of my favorite songs by Suzanne Vega. I've featured another already in this journal but I love so much of her stuff that it comes up regularly in my music mix. This song from the "Beauty and Crime" CD is about releasing the roots of a plant so it can grow.
My main inspiration here was the roots...I have always liked to create branches or roots in this manner. The fractured appearance satisfies my need for symmetry without looking super symmetrical. Does that make any sense at all?
Atlantic City: I was saving a page for a Bruce Springsteen song. I had wiped off a star stencil with traces of red, white, and blue but this song wasn't quite the patriotic ballad I anticipated. This song was about desperate souls betting what they had on the big dreams of casinos and gambling when it first came to NJ. It was about bright lights and dark hearts; about down-on-your-luck men with nothing left to lose.
This song had lyrics that echoed my current situation...out of a job, broke, debts to pay, and too many dreams that didn't pay the bills. I left the stars on that other page; this song called for words...truth.
I continue to work this journal. Next session I hope to have the two stubborn pages to share.
"Everything dies, baby, that's a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back."
--Bruce Springsteen, "Atlantic City"