4.2.12

week five: new projects

This week at work I made some sketchbooks for my students (35 in total, I felt like a bookmaking machine!) they were really simple, 10 sheets folded and stapled but I think they look pretty good so I made myself a couple too. A colleague/friend gave me a good talking to in a friendly but serious way and said come on! You should be doing your own work! It made me think yeah! I just need to get going and start something. I've had ideas about doing something typography based for a while, I sort of made a start back in November but it was nothing really so last night I got my new sketchbook and started coming up with ideas...


I've got this idea that's based on a game me and my family play called 'name that tune' we play it in a few ways, naming a track from watching the video, on the radio or from the lyrics. It's the lyrics bit that I'm interested in using so I started writing down cool, interesting, odd and funny lines from songs. I tend to remember lyrics and they seem to be something that often draws me into a song more than anything else. I also love ridiculously funny lines from 'pop' music, such as, 'I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket' an absolute gem by Fergie of the black eyed peas, it makes me laugh out loud! Anyway I soon found one page wasn't enough so I've spilled over onto a second... 


What I like about it is I feel like I have a theme, concept and exhibition idea before even starting which is something that normally happens through process for me, it's a nice change. I like the idea of putting together an exhibition that has a quiz night for the private view, the quiz element of my work being 'name that tune'. I feel really motivated and excited about it all! I woke up early this morning and for the first time in ages worked at my desk on my own work for a good few hours and here's the results... 






I love the song that this is from, I struggled a bit to decide  on which lyric to pick but I went with 'I watched the clouds as they sadly pass me by' can you name that tune?

3 comments:

hermionerose said...

Loving your work Claire :) Hope you're well - sounds like you're a busy bee!

dropstitch said...

A lyric that always makes me laugh (from an artist I can't stand - Usher) is "Girl, tonight we're gonna do some sexing." So awful!

Been trying and failing to write you a thank you note for around six weeks but I'm not ready to give up on the idea yet so I won't officially say thank you here!

claire platt said...

haha that line is great! (in a completely terrible way mind!)
p.s no worries! :)