Wow! Happy October! I'm back with my mid-challenge inspiration for our Aurora Wings Challenge #71, "Inspired by Music".
Music has always been a large part of my life and a large part of my relationships, especially since I'm a sucker for love songs. My hubby is also a music lover and enjoys a wide range of genres, from stride and ragtime piano (he plays) to country, gospel, classic rock, Great American Songbook, Bluegrass and all forms of jazz, so he has broadened my horizons immensely. But current music, not so much, and he's never really been a love song kind of guy.
So it was kind of disappointing to me that I had love songs I associate with previous relationships, but for a long time David and I did not have an "Our Song". We love going to live concerts, and are lucky enough to live close to the Wente Vineyard Restaurant with their very intimate outdoor concert series. Several years back, we enjoyed Tony Bennett, up close and personal. Such an amazing guy and he's still got it, for sure. When he sang "Fly Me to the Moon", I got teary eyed and I daresay David did too (don't tell him I said that). From then on, it became "Our Song".
OOps, had to take a little break there. Sorry, I've gotten a little off track. Although many, many people have sung this song throughout the years, often with a jazzy swing, Tony's version is much slower and more romantic. For that reason I chose to make a "rocker card" using Mitzi's beautiful Mermaid on Crescent Moon available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy. Imagine lovers swaying to the music in each other's arms. (YAY! I finally remembered how to embed a YouTube video!)
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Mermaid on Crescent Moon prior to fussy cutting. She's colored with Copics and the angle was intended to show the clear Wink of Stella shimmer on the moon, the sparkly Stickles on her tail, and the Nuvo Drop pearls and sparkle in her hair. Then after a little fussy cutting she was popped on my card to be rocked asleep with dreams of her love.
Gosh, I got kinda carried away with this post and if you made it this far, kudos to you. Be sure to visit the AW Challenge Blog to see the fab inspiration from my Aurora Team sisters and give them some love.
This cutie is now available exclusively HERE on AuroraWings.com. WooHoo!
I'm entering this in the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #90 AG (3/3), The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#253 AG, Simon Says Wednesday AG, Create and Inspire #77 AG/Inspired by a song, A Perfect Time to Craft #10 October AG, Crafting from the Heart #222 AG, the World Wide Design Team Open #09 (2/3), the Classic DT Open October #10 AG, ...