Saturday, 12 March 2011

Whatever's written in your heart

At the beginning of the year I was saddened to hear of the passing of Gerry Rafferty, a man who was vastly under-rated in the music world. Most people will remember him for the hugely popular 'Baker Street' - even if you don't know the name you'll recognise the song as soon as the sax kicks in. Baker street was played everywhere as a tribute, but the song that hit home to me was "Whatever's written in your heart".

Today was a workshop with Sarah at the Cubby Hole - Journal lettering. At one point Sarah suggested adding words inside something; a flower, a leaf, a heart, and it was another of those moments where everything suddenly slots into place - words, song & heart. This is the result.


12 comments:

  1. How true!
    Now don't tell me again that that is not your writing!

    I have always loved 'Baker Sreet', not sure I know the other one. Can't listen now as its 3.35 am and I don't want to awake the cat.
    Wind instruments are so haunting especially the saxaphone. It was sad, he wrote amazing lyrics.
    Sue x

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  2. Oh, forgot to say....the creation is pretty good. I wonder what you used to create depth or I mean make the heart etc out of!

    Seems you had fun today.
    Sue x

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  3. The lettering in the heart looks great!! Might have to try that meself :)

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  4. Fabulous!..love the colours!

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  5. A wonderful tribute piece Nigel. Beautiful song. beautiful work. xx

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  6. What a great page! I love the lettering and the "flying" hearts...;) x

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  7. The page you did is just gorgeous! I absolutely love the lettering.

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  8. Hi Nigel,
    Yes, Junibear is correct. You have written a nice tribute for Gerry Rafferty. It also good that you wrote the words upon hearts for your journal pages. I am not familiar with Gerry's, but the song he sings here is deep.
    There is a little crow in a crown, beneath your post that ironically reminds me of the post I just wrote today.

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  9. Just loving your art work ...and the song too x
    A clever touch with the words in the heart...FAB! xx

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  10. Finally got to listen; I had not heard it before but would enjoy hearing it again. Your shapes really pop, they do look like they are in three-D.
    Sue x

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  11. WOWEE Nigel ~ great way to begin my day here in Virginia
    The song and your journal page say it all and SO beautifully too. Brilliant tribute!
    Your lettering looks carved into the hearts + amazing background!
    You really have it all going on with this creation and post
    oxo

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