Friday, February 28, 2014
I chose to (tangentially) illustrate "Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old." The story that the title put into my mind was that of an old woman in a traveling rocking chair, taking an urn of ashes (someone else's? her own?) on one final journey. I'm not sure where the road leads; she has all of the things she'll need along the way, but it seems unlikely that she will return.
|Queen of the Savages|
She eats other queens,
she's very religious
She doesn't use a fork
I don't think I'll go back to New York
This was another quick drawing I managed to squeeze in among other work and deadlines this week. Whew! What a month! Thank you everyone for so much beautiful art, inspiration and motivation! I am so happy with how this month turned out!
The Magnetic Fields' "Absolutely Cuckoo" is my favorite from their 69 Love Songs. Something about it sounds so rounded, maybe it's the repetitive beat and continuous string of words, or that it makes me picture a billion balloons or bouncing balls going down a hill... And the lyrics hit me right in the childhood, when you have a million crushes and a billion fantasies and a trillion friends that you think you love everything and everyone with all your heart and it doesn't matter to you or them how strange and crazy your mind may be. But the fun, rounded beat of life as a child is handy at masking all the gossip and terrors the world may present and some of that bubbly optimism never leaves us. Maybe that's not what this song really means, but that's my crazy interpretation :)
I had a ton of fun drawing this and it didn't turn out how I wanted it to so maybe I'll take this in later and fix it up - hooray!