segunda-feira, 30 de março de 2015

Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad

The Three Muses asked us to take inspiration from SONG LYRICS or a favorite POEM and create something special.  I don't know how I ended up with Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad, a song by Bono and The Edge written as a tribute for Frank Sinatra. It was also recorded by Nancy Sinatra, his daughter. I tried not be that obvious, and replace the Jack Daniels by two sweet cats. ^=^

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad
You think I'm no good, well I know I've been bad.
Took you to a place, now you can't get back.
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

Walked together down a dead-end street
We were mixing the bitter with the sweet.
Don't try to figure out what we might have had.
Just two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

I'm just a singer, some say a sinner
Rolling the dice, not always a winner.
You say I've been lucky, well hell, I made my own
Not part of the crowd not feeling alone.

Under pressure but not bent out of shape
Surrounded, we always found an escape.

Drove me to drink but hey, that's not all bad.
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

Guess I've been greedy all of my life
Greedy with my children, my lovers and my wife.
Greedy for the good things as well as the bad.
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

Maybe it's just talk, saloon singing
The chairs are all stacked, the swingers stopped swinging.
You say I hurt you, you put the finger on yourself
Then, after you did it, you came crying for my help.

Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.
I'm not complaining baby, I'm glad.
You call it compromise, well what's that?
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.
Two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

Frank Sinatra: Dr. Macro (colored by me); background: Mr. Whiskers; owl: Studio Manu; some elements and overlay: Pareeerica.

Dancing in the sky

This week Take a Word theme is BLUE AND WHITE and I imagined a young Colleen Moore still dancing the Charleston but now in the sky... In her photos she looks a glad and vivacious girl, different from some silent movie stars with a very gloomy gaze.

segunda-feira, 16 de março de 2015

The main star

Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.

The task in Three Muses is  to feature stripes in any way, shape or form.

Elements by Holliewood Studio and Altered Emporium; texture by Kim Klassen.

Books, wine and a cat

This week Take a Word theme is GREEN.

Background was made by combining a green cloth photo with images by Buzzillo Stock and Enchanted Stock; girl: Beth Rimmer; type machine and book stack: Studio Manu; texture: Kim Klassen.

segunda-feira, 9 de março de 2015

Spring Delight

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Take a Word theme for this week is SPRING. I'm offering this to my friends up there who are longing for Spring.

The doll is built from bits and pieces by Rebecca Mcmeen, as well as the background. Drew Barrymore lent me her gorgeous face. Font is Edwardian Script.