Music as inspiration

I find music a great inspiration, not just listening while I am designing, but the song titles and lyrics give me visuals, especially when they relate to nature.    Song titles that I have used for a few quilt names are “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac,  “Purple Rain” by Prince and “Starry, Starry Night” by Don McLean, and “Calm before the Storm” by John Fogerty.

Take the word  ‘sun’ or ‘sunshine’, and hundreds of songs can be found.   For example:

“Here comes the sun”  or  “I’ll follow the sun”  or “Good day Sunshine”  – Beatles                   “You are the sunshine of my life” – Stevie Wonder                                                                     “the warmth of the sun”  – The Beach Boys,  “Soak up the Sun” – Sheryl Crow                      The list can go on forever!

So here are a few of my other favorite musical lyrics:  “Cold it the color of crystal like snow” – Annie Lennox,   “Cry like a Rainstorm”  or “Heat Wave” – Linda Ronstadt                  “Set Fire to the Rain” – Adelle,  “Raining all over the  world” – ELO
“Lightning from the top of a cloud” – Norah Jones,  “Moondance” – Van Morrison                  “River of Dreams” – Billy Joel

Lately, the Beatles song “Strawberry Fields Forever” is lingering in my head, and I’m thinking I could have fun with an impressionistic style!

"Purple Rain"  2013      21" x 20"    $500

“Purple Rain” 2013 21″ x 20″ $500





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