Christmas is all about music and both of my kids are very into their music…as am I! This guitar was inspired by the musical enthusiasm of a friend as well as the musical enthusiasm of my children. I also saw a guitar something like this in a magazine at a music store!! Enjoy, tune in to your inner musician and keep making art!!
Now that I have your attention!! Yes, this shoe is inspired by the great Marvin Gaye and his epic piece of music Sexual Healing. Shoe’s always have such sex appeal and I love to draw and paint them! I was listening to a feature called Rearview Mirror on CBC Radio2 Drive with Rich Terfry this past Friday and he told the story of Gaye’s departure from the U.S. and his settling in Belgium to rebuild himself. He had contacted a journalist to help him write his autobiography and when the journalist entered Marvin Gaye’s apartment he saw a huge pile of porno magazines. The journalist reportedly said something like ” It looks like you need some sexual healing man”…and the song was born in Marvin’s mind. I was still pretty young when this tune was on the charts but I remember it and I remember hearing of Marvin Gaye’s death less than a year later. Enjoy, listen again to the great Marvin Gaye and keep making music, love and art!!
These last three posts were inspired by a mural on the wall of the building where my daughter takes voice lessons and my son takes fiddle and piano lessons! The artists name is covered with waitng room chairs so I have no idea who the creator of the mural is. Enjoy, think about what you could be doing whilst you wait and keep making art!!!