Finally had a chance to sit down a write a lil' blurb or two about the 'November Blue' series so far.
Well...so far, I'm diggin' it.
I began by texting some of my music savvy friends (Side note: I am also VERY into music...I LOVE IT...and I am pretty knowledgeable in many genres and I can usually pick most songs from the first few notes, especially 50's-90's rock...but...ya'll...I have some friends that put me to shame when it comes to music...and I love them for that!) So I texted my gurus and asked for suggestions on any songs with the word 'blue' in the title. Then I thought about it, and I expanded it to also include significant 'blue' references within the song lyrics as well (hence Ani DiFranco's 'Sorry I Am' on November 2nd) I created a spreadsheet with everyone's suggestions and left some space at the bottom to write in more choices...let's just say there will be more than enough music to choose from!
A few things to mention...so far the series is figurative, focusing on the female form...'cause ladies are just so beautiful. I don't necessarily mean for the work to be sad, rather, I want to show a feeling of contemplation, so some seriousness which is a little different from many of the wide-eyed whimsical gals that usually inhabit my artwork. Many of the figures so far have their eyes closed or looking away, for me I feel this is how many of us look when we are really feeling the music, you close your eyes and allow it to transport you to another place.
Sometimes I have additional meaning attached to the songs beyond just being 'on my list'...examples include;
...so that's where I am at with this series. From time to time I may mention significance in a song if there is something specific...but sometimes...heck, I just like it. Some of the suggestions will be mine, and some will be from my 'jam gurus'...in no order: Johnny Nice, Gin, Brian, Fish, Ryan G, Justin, Ryan H, Joey, Kyle, Mino...there may be more, but these are the main folks that contributed to my 'OCPD Spreadsheet Madess'.
And I love'em for that.
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG