Today I've done a mix of creative projects that were all inspired by music.
I began my day by downloading some traditional English folk sheet music to play. With a musical themed collage in mind I then started to take photos of musical objects and scan in some antique music score. To give my collage texture and interest I printed these photos onto handmade paper (a selection shown above). I now have the basic elements of my collage ready to start.
As a separate project I made a Birthday card for my Grandad (seen on the left hand side). My Dad's Dad is Greek Cypriot and 'Bapou' means Grandad. He has been a classical and folk musician all his life and therefore the musical theme seemed appropriate. For the backing paper I copied some manuscript, used a tearing technique and then mounted on black card. I used peel-offs for the lettering which I matted and layered on matt black and silver metallic card. A very very simple card but one that I think turned out quite well.
Tomorrow I shall continue making the collage which I intend to build on canvas.
I'm passionate about music and its theme repeatedly occurs in my creative work. Its often surfaced in the characters I write as well as in craft, gifts and art.
- Do any recurring themes appear in your creative work?
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