This week the colour theme on
Summer of Colour
(see flashing button on sidebar)
I had a few ideas for this;
chocolate (of course!)
chocolate (oh, did I already say that one?!)
but all the time I had the song
"Golden Brown" by The Stranglers going
round and round my head.
So that's what I went with.
(Sorry, chocolate lovers!).
It is commonly believed, although never categorically confirmed by The Stranglers, that this song is
about heroin. They suggested that it COULD
(only could) be about a woman.
By the look of the video it would seem
heroin is more probable.
Oscar Wilde is believed to have been a user of
opium and as opium comes from the same source
as heroin I used this image of him with a rather spaced out
expression on his face. I was inspired by the
surroundings in the video, and wanted
to bring the richness to my brown background.
The exotic looking lights were clipped from a magazine.
I included a splatter of vibrant pink and this has earned
me another chance to win this week's prize of goodies.
It looks like there's been a bit of a massacre but,
hey, it went with Oscar's jacket!
Many thanks again to Kristin
for organizing The Summer of Colour.
It has been such fun to take part and a great
opportunity to 'meet' other bloggers.
I'll post this with Kristin and then I'll visit as many of
the other people taking part as I possibly can.
If I don't visit you, I'm so sorry, but I'll try and
catch up with you soon.
Thank you EVERYONE for your many many
comments, they mean such a lot to me -
never before have SO MANY people even looked
at what I've made, let along commented.
These pages are also my
Art Journal Every Day
entry for the last 3 days.
I know, I know, I spent a ridiculously long
time on that background!
(which is really more 'lush' in the flesh than
it looks here).