You find your inspiration in the oddest places. This week I was inspired by a TV show: American Horror Story-Coven. The show started off this week in the swamps of Louisiana. The scene involves a character in a floaty hippy dress and shawl with layers necklaces and smokey eyes. Fleetwood Mac music haunts in the background. Just a delicious episode riddled with reference to Stevie Nicks.
I grew up in the 70’s-80’s and I fondly recall coming home from school, a very happy latch-key kid, and laying in the dining room where the stereo was and wearing the grooves off of my parents Fleetwood Mac Rumors album. I carried the band and Stevie with me from album to cassette to CD to iTunes right up until today as a favorite. I love the haunting voice and poetic lyrics that Stevie does as only she can.
There’s that vein in me that loves lace and funky boots, necklaces and the sweet remembrance of how people in the 70’s looked at love and intimacy that seems so far removed now. When talk of the tall grass, mountains, mirror in the sky, and night birds were as tangible in song as they are in real life. Before texts and blogs and face time we had sitting around a living room (or laying in a dining room) and having soulful talks with great music.
This has inspired my painted piece this week. Dusky lavender with gypsy print accent and gypsy gold. Here are a few pics…it’s not done and I am breaking a cardinal rule by posting a pic of the (yuk) garage (AKA my Fancy Studio). I’m still knocking it around with my “purty sticks” but you get the idea.
Gotta run, at some point I have to go in and cook dinner and let the dog (with the breath that’s worse than Satan’s skidmarks) out.
“Wait a minute baby, stay with me a while
Said you’d give me light but you never told me about the fire
Drowning in the sea of love where everyone would love to drown
But now it’s gone, it doesn’t matter what for
When you build your house then call me, ‘Home””
Lyrics from Fleetwood Mac’s Sara