thanks everyone - i was kind of not expecting many replies, as i forgot about it being July 4!
I am liking the suggestion of the diluted paint to have a sort of transparent wash for the whole thing. That may be exactly what i was looking for. What colour though? I wonder how a dark bronze sort of look would work - give it a bit of metallic shimmer without being too in-your-face?? I am going to try that and see how it looks.
If it still needs something, i may also try the suggestion of connecting the pieces - maybe painting a line or using some other sort of something
- "rockish" ribbon, string, old cassette tape, broken guitar strings, etc. hmmm... that just gives me a whole bunch of other ideas - like cracked pieces of cd's.
And no, the songs don't all really have a theme - just songs that we really like, or have really cool or personally significant lyrics. Some are misunderstood lyrics that became an inside joke between us.
Imagine - I love the other thread you linked to - but i am just not that artistically talented!
Anyway, i am rambling now - thanks again for the tips. i will definitely post it as a finished work once i get it all done!
thelastkodama - someone else who loves Cowboy Mouth! I lived in New Orleans for several years. NO ONE in Canada knows them, and i have to force my fiance to listen to them (and Jimmy Buffett!) - but they remind me of my first true love. (N.O the city - not a man!