Thursday, September 30, 2010

Art & Music

I've been working some crazy hours as of late and when I'm not working, I'm full swing into redoing the guest/sewing room, and still in mess it up to fix it up mode. I'll have pics of the projects I'm working on soon, but in the meantime, I thought I'd do something a little different today, and share some of my mixed media collage art with you.

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
~Lanston Hughes

Much of my art is influenced by music.

"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent."
~Victor Hugo

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven."
~Led Zepplin

This collage by was inspired by the song of the same name, “Suite Madame Blue”, written by Dennis DeYoung and performed by Styx.
Madame Blue, is representative of America. It was written in 1975, just before the bicentennial as a wake-up call.

"Time after time I sit and I wait for your call
I know I'm a fool but why can I say
Whatever the price I'll pay for you, Madame Blue
Once long ago,
A word from your lips and the world turned around
But somehow you've changed, you're so far away
I long for the past and dream of the days with you,
Madame Blue

Suite Madame Blue, gaze in your looking glass
You're not a child anymore
Suite Madame Blue, the future is all but past
Dressed in your jewels, you made your own rules
You conquered the world and more ..............heaven's door"

I hope you've enjoyed this little glimpse into some of the things that move and inspire me, and as such, how they're reflected in my art.

Until next time,

This post is shared on "Show and Tell Friday"
at Cindy's gorgeous blog, My Romantic Home. You should check it out....lots of great ideas to discover!


  1. Dear Sheilla - You art is absolutely amazing and I love that you've shared how each piece has been inspired. I LOVE the stairway to heaven piece and your Dream banner! Do you ever sell your art or is it made just for yourself???

  2. Hi Sheilla,
    Your art and the music that inspired each piece is phenomenal.

  3. GREAT, so pretty! THANK YOU for the visit to my place and to answer your question...most of my roses are David Austen but with a few regular...bought-from-Kmart varieties too!

  4. Sheilla, Your art is awesome. And what awesome inspiration!

  5. Ladies, thanks so much for your kind comments. It's sort of strange, but to me, posting my art seems even more intimate and personal than sharing my home. I guess that's because it is, in a way, baring some of my innermost thoughts and feelings. To answer Lisa's question, I do hope to have an online shop going soon, in which you can purchase some of my art in addition a selection of vintage pretties. And to Rene...I had a feeling those were David Austen very pretty!


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