Friday, 4 May 2018

Words and Music - A Vintage Journey May 2018 Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome

Hope you are all OK and a good week has been had by all. Its time again for a new Challenge over at A Vintage Journey. Lovely Alison is hosting and her chosen challenge theme is:

Words and Music
For this challenge we would love to see projects that are inspired by our favourite song or that incorporate musical lyrics or sheet music in their design. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling , industrial, timeworn or steampunk.

I focused on a 'favourite song' for Alison's challenge though choosing a favourite wasn't easy as I have so many. Narrowing my choice down to one proved near on impossible but in the end I decided that it just had to be a song by my all time favourite band U2 and with that I thought this would be an ideal opportunity for me to share an 'older' piece of creativity that I made a while ago - a T-shirt, hand painted with the sleeve cover of the U2 song 'With or Without You.' 
I am a huge U2 fan, always have been always will be. My love of their music is deep rooted and it has gotten me through some good, bad and downright ugly times in my life. I have seen them live so many times and have lots of happy memories from following them, not to mention a big collection of almost every piece of music they have released as well as overflowing boxes of other U2 memorabilia.
 Yes, I'm a devoted fan!
It was my love of the band and this particular song coupled with the awesome photography of Anton Corbijn that inspired me to attempt painting my very own 'With or Without You' t-shirt!
Attempt being the appropriate word as I wasn't sure whether I could?!
The photo below shows the actual 12 inch vinyl cover to the left and my painted t-shirt to the right . 
I bought a plain white crew neck t-shirt, stretched it over a wooden board so the fabric was taut and then sketched the design out with a good old hb pencil. I worked with dylon fabric paint, mostly black and a range of artist brushes. The paint was applied in variations of concentration, diluting with small amounts of water when necessary so as not to wet the fabric through.
As I captured the light and shadow
and paid attention to the finer details 
like for example the footprint in the sand
the painting really stated to take form and come to life
and what began as an 'I wonder if I could ....' became a 'hey, ya know I think I can'.
I also painted the bands name on the reverse of the t- shirt !
Of all the artwork I have ever produced I would have to say this is one I am incredibly proud of! 
I hope my hand painted t- shirt has offered some creative inspiration for our 'Words and Music' challenge.  
If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to see some of my fellow Creative Guides fabulous projects.
We hope you will join us in this challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity and we appreciate that you share it with us. At the end of the challenge you could be chosen as one of our 3 Pinworthy winners winning a Pinworthy badge for your blog and having your work pinned to our pinterest board. . 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, for all your kind words, support and follows.
Each and every one is sincerely appreciate.
Hope to see you again soon
Take care 
and 
keep on the happy side
Amanda
xxx