Friday, April 24, 2015

[Inspiration] What I listen to while I'm working...

And, by working, I mean creating digital scrapbooking stuff!

Right now, I am enamored with the German synthpop band Wolfsheim. I am a serious synthpop junkie, and I listen to all different kinds of it [I wish there was more Christian synthpop. Someone fix this for me!]. There seems to be a really nice grouping of synthpop bands (and a good fan following for them) in Germany. And, while I can't understand some of the lyrics, I really enjoy the way the language sounds, so it's all good! lol

I've always been a HUGE fan of electronic music. I remember being a child in the 90's watching those cd-collection infomercials of "the BEST OF the 80's" music, thinking that those synthpop, new wave, and darkwave songs sounded AWESOME! [Of course, my mom really voiced opposition to that kind of music; she hated Devo. But I loved it, secretly.]

My favourite Wolfsheim album was their last: Casting Shadows. It's dark and enchanting, but not depressing. There is an undercurrent of hope and a determination to move forward. I love that about it; it really seems to speak to my life thus far.

I just plug in my headphones, press play, and zone in on my art... the melodies pull me smoothly from one concept and task to another, until time has become nothing and the art, the experience and the expression, is everything.

I highly suggest that, if this sort of music intrigues you, to check it out. My absolute favourite song is "Find You Gone". Find a good pair of headphones and crank it up; soak in and appreciate the depth of the sound. ;)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

[Progress] PixelScrapper May 2015 Blog Train: Renewall

I thought I would upload [show off] two of the items I have been working on for the upcoming blog train at PixelScrapper. In the nature of my blog name, I am feeling pretty high on that "saved the freaking day" feeling right about now. LOL. So please, never mind any gloating... humility [followed by embarrassment] will sink in ANY time now! ;)

I am thinking that I will be making at LEAST three more of these babies, but I would like to do more. (I am just nor sure how much time I will have - since the weekend is approaching and so is May... and I really only seem to be successful at completing these in the middle of the night! LOL)

I think I will be making both the black&transparent lines AND the coloured versions available, and I may be making sticker elements of them, too... it all depends on time and how much I decide to obsess over it...

Anyway, I am really looking forward to the upcoming blog train? Are you? :D

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PixelScrapper April 2015 Blog Train: Reflections

(The link to the official PixelScrapper blog train post: HERE.)

I don't mean to be a jerk, but I don't have a lot to say on this one... or a lot to offer, I am ashamed to say. This month has been hectic and my computer has been inconvenient to access, so I haven't done anything very creative lately. Cranking something out for this month's train was hard (and even harder to complete and get posted - which is why it is so late, sorry). Though, I have to admit that I am in LOVE with both the palette and theme. :/

So, perhaps I will revisit this one... but, until then, here is my meager offering:

(Download from Google Drive HERE.)