So I made the decision to 'get back truckin' on' and just...keep going. We traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to visit with John's friend Arian...then on to visit my 'brotha Fish' and his wife just outside of Minneapolis, MN (and meet their little girl for the first time!)...then back to WI for the night...and then on to Chicago, IL for the shows...and then finally back to Madison...then home to Florida.
...making art all along the way!
July 1st...I think it was on the drive to MN...I heard 'Turn on Your Love Light' and I remember just thinking, 'I want to draw that one today.' So I did. July 2nd I wasn't really sure until we were riding about the Wisconsin Dells and I saw a sign for 'Mexicali Rose' restaurant...so I immediately thought of 'Mexicali Blues'!
And then...it was on to the main event...the three days of shows in Chicago.
I don't think that there are words that can really speak to what an amazing experience this was. Over 70,000 people every night, sold out...everyone singing along, dancing in their seats, dancing in the aisles, smiling, hugging. They opened up with 'Box of Rain' and closed with 'Attics of My Life'. It was a beautiful experience that I am so thankful to have been a part of. I will be forever GRATEFUL.
Speaking of grateful... THANK YOU to my husband John, he made this happen. That man of mine...he is truly magic and he really understands the meaning of this experience. I love you.
The final three pieces in the series...each one represents one night of the shows.
I included the set list in each piece and the date.
And that's it. It was a LONG, STRANGE TRIP indeed.
And the music never stopped, and it never will.
And neither will the heART.
...and I am already three pieces deep into my July 2015 series...gonna post the work but the explanation will have to wait til mañana!
...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