Monday, October 4, 2010

Music Monday

Hello all,

I am very excited about this image today, I feel like it represents a vision of where I want my digital art to be going. Today's song lyric collage was created in Lightroom, Illustrator and Photoshop, and utilizes my favourite Kim Klassen texture, Extreme Grunge. Just after I had finished creating it, I saw that the Three Muses Challenge this week is all about music, so I am very excited to submit this piece to their site.

I had mentioned a few weeks ago how my son (at 3 years old) has chosen The Scar That Never Heals by Jeremy Fisher as his favourite song. Now, every time we get in the car he asks us to put on "his" song. So I have heard this song about a million times now, and this lyric was so fantastic, I kept thinking "what would that look like?"

Love Jeremy Fisher! He has a new album coming out on October 26 and he is coming back to Vancouver for a show on November 17. Weee!

In other music news, I had a really productive session with Rick last week, and have posted some works in progress on my Myspace site for you to check out. Listen to Just a Memory and a new version of Notice Me.

Lastly, I have been thinking about these cool art challenges abounding in blogland, and how my weekly Music Monday is my own art challenge to myself, so I was thinking I would open it up and see if anyone else wants to join me. I'll post the lyric now, and then next Monday after I post the art piece, if you want to add your interpretation in the comments that would be great! Any art style welcome, you can use the text in the piece or not, whatever you feel inspired to do.

The lyric for next week comes from the One Republic song Come Home off their album Dreaming Out Loud. I have been listening to this song a lot lately, and I love this line:

I get lost in the beauty of everything I see
The world ain't half as bad as they paint it to be

Isn't that gorgeous? It perfectly expresses what I am trying to achieve both in my life and with this blog. Choosing to focus on what is good and beautiful in this world, instead of listening to the haters and doomsayers.

Look to the light, all.



  1. A brilliant collage in concept and expression. The heart and rhythm of music held ever so gently. Love this piece!

  2. Wow, what an amazing piece, Joyelle!

  3. oh what a cool piece!!! love this!!!

  4. Before I saw this piece, I listened to some of your songs and was blown away. This is one of the great rewards of blogging - finding treasures which we may never have encountered under our own steam!
    Your collage is superb - a wonderful illustration of the thoughts behind it. Great work.

  5. Stunning piece, it has such a mysterious feel to it!

  6. I enjoyed your music, your words, and your art, Joyelle. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at the Three Muses. We hope you come back week after week!

  7. Great take on this theme, wonderful piece of art.

  8. Joyelle ~ I love your unique take on this challenge...beautiful work.
    I think I will take you up on your lyrical challenge if I can find the the lyrics too.

  9. Wonderful interpretation!

  10. Hi Joyelle. Sounds like a great idea for a challenge. I have to confess the only Jeremy Fisher I know lives in a pond and is a close friend of Beatrix Potter! Very clever piece. Hopefully I'll have time to create something for your challenge. I'm a member of the Inspiration Avenue Etsy team. We have a weekly challenge too. This week the theme is Mexico if you fancy joining in?

  11. A very creative and thought provoking piece, Joyelle.

  12. Fantastic interpretation of the words! No one can go wrong with music in their heart.

  13. An astounding image! Graphic and beautiful too, perfect vision of the lyric.

  14. joyelle... you have created ART in this image...

    so much meaning...

    thanks so much for sharing my link...xxo, kim