Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Musical Journey Part 3: Iron & Wine/Sam Cooke

These albums are a little less well known as iconic works of art, but they're significance as parts of what I consider to be a rich musical journey cannot be underestimated.  Iron & Wine is just poetry really.  Truthfully, I don't know a lot about music when it comes to the technical aspects of it.  I can't play any instruments, but I know a thing or two about words...and a little bit about vocals, and Sam Beam never ceases to amaze me with his words. Never. so that's why I had to do this album cover for the creek drank the cradle, which was really simple in design, but I kind of love the simplicity of it.

Next is Sam Cooke.  I can't remember a time when I didn't love Sam Cooke.  I feel like he's ingrained in my earliest memories.  Finnegan's favorite song is Bring it on home to me.  I like Havin' a Party, but we'll shake our bottoms to both of them together, and sing them in the car together.  I have to admit...it's pretty damn cute when we do it.

This was more challenging.  The album "twistin' the night away" is just a red background with a grayscale image of Sam Cooke smiling.  It's really hard to capture the minutiae of his face in this medium, so it's a little abstract or if you're a nerd..pixelated, but you get the point.

I have one more album to do.  I don't know when I'll get to it.  I think Giant Robot is going to take on some more of my dolls, which is always exciting, and they're support is always appreciated.  I'm currently taking suggestions for new dolls.  I'd like to get some new content in the shop before the holidays.

In other news...this is making me happy this week.


  1. I love the album covers you have been doing! even more love for your incorporation of the cross stitching on them. super awesome. i have been meaning to go buy some transparencies so i can make copies of those cross stitching grids we talked about. i have a larger count grid that would work well with your crochet. but then again i guess graph paper would work out too. anyway, love your stuff as usual and i hope we can get together again sometime soon!

  2. Thanks! It's a lot of fun. I want to create a whole scene...like a record player and everything, but it just takes so much time. I'll get there though. I love your stuff lately. Are you going to exhibit it somewhere? You totally should.