Grateful Dead lyrics can be so beautiful, mysterious and with lovely nature references. The piece below was inspired by the song, Ripple, written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia. Here are some of the lyrics:
“If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own?…
Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again…”
Often, I’ll digitally alter my art to create a few different color versions for prints. The original hand cut paper collage was light green and white, but I really like how the red and light blue one turned out. (Sometimes I like the digitally colored versions better than the original!)
Prints are available in my shop. All prints are archival, printed with ink on 100% cotton fine art paper. They are open edition because they are giclee prints AND it would suck if my favorite musicians only released 200 copies of their songs. I would never do that to you. 🙂
On Monday, August 21st 2017, our family had a little solar eclipse party. But, first I spent a little time creating the eclipse art below by using the computer to merge two of my original collages.
We had read online about some fun, silly things to do during the eclipse, bought some paper viewing glasses and got our mason jars of water ready to get infused with eclipse light. My husband turned on a Dark Star compilation by Grateful Dead and drank Moon Man beer. We watched the eclipse and talked about our goals for the year. I’m so grateful to have this fun family and for all we have created! Happy Eclipse Day, USA!
Here is another version of the eclipse sans butterflies:
Did anyone else see this through their eclipse glasses? No? Hmmm… 😉