Friday, December 10, 2010

A Lyrical Lady

I have been wanting to illustrate certain lyrics of various songs for quite sometime. The other day I put out a call for certain lyrics or quotes that others would like to see illustrated & got quite a few & with full intention of drawing them, I strayed. I strayed into a self portrait. I always find myself wanting to do self portraits just because I feel I am constantly changing, for better or for worse. It's as if each portrait I do is a different person. It's interesting to me to look at the ones from the past and remember where I was at each time. I have done 5 self portrait drawings/mixed medias to date & one self portrait photography photo that I am proud of. I'm sure there will be more of these till times smooth themselves over to a sensible wave but till then... here you go. In this case, I feel blank and my music defines me. Its there when no one else is. It wipes my tears and creates new ones. It is my lover, my friend, my enemy. It is my world. I wanted to fit a zillion more lyrics & I tried to be choosy with which ones I included but it was very difficult.

Songs & Artists: (Some are covers but this is the version I listened to when I included the lyrics into the piece.)

  • I Wish That I / Cas Haley
  • Who's That Lady? / Curtis Mayfield
  • Rock Me Baby / B.B. King
  • Heard It On The Radio / Hall & Oates
  • Here We Go / Jon Brion
  • Nobody But You / The Black Keys
  • Nrrd Grrl / Werewolf Congress
  • You're A Cad / The Bird & The Bee
  • Sunday Best / Bobbie Gentry
  • I Me Mine / The Beatles
  • Reflections / Atmosphere
  • Go / Common
  • Silence / Kate Earl
  • Sea Of Love / Cat Power
  • Since I Left You / The Avalanches
  • Ain't No Love In the Heart of the City / Bobby Blue Bland
  • Waiting... / City and Colour
  • Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger / Daft Punk
  • Tombstone Blues / Bob Dylan
  • Make Yourself / Incubus
  • Nausea / Contagious
  • Say Yes / Floetry
  • Your Song / Elton John
  • The People / Common
  • Let's Dance / David Bowie
  • Please Send Me Someone To Love / Fiona Apple
  • People Are Strange / The Doors
  • Summer Breeze / Jason Mraz
  • By Any Rules / Jessie Baylin
  • The Rain Song / Led Zeppelin
  • Enjoy The Ride / Morcheeba
  • Devil's Spoke / Laura Marling
  • Don't Wanna Fall In Love / Jane Child
  • Too High / Stevie Wonder
  • Sunday Morning / The Velvet Underground
  • DVNO / Justice
  • I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire / The Ink Spots
  • Kisses For The Misses / Richard Swift
More to come.


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