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« on: October 10, 2011 11:59:58 PM »

I made this tonight as a gift for my best friend's upcoming baby.   I haven't drawn anything in many years and have never been good at it, but this was a satisfying experiment.  I have been thinking for a few months about how to incorporate this Bob Dylan verse into some kind of baby gift for her and her husband.  (It's a few lines from the great "Forever Young".  My friend and her husband are both bananas for folk music, and this song is the sweetest wish ever for a new person in the world, so it seemed like a good fit.)  

I was thinking about doing some kind of paper cut, but couldn't figure out exactly what I wanted to do or how.  Then I happened across this: http://pinterest.com/pin/11115652 on Pinterest, and felt inspired by the wavy lines of text and the graphics interspersed with the text, so I appropriated those ideas (sorry and thank you, Actual Artist!) and went to town.  (If anyone knows who did that work, by the way, I'd love to credit them properly!  UPDATE:  The original work is from libre_versalita of Flickr:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/libre_versalita/3595089631/)   I don't know how these kinds of posters are actually created... probably in Photoshop?  But like a chump, I did mine by hand with a Sharpie pen and watercolour paper.  I freehanded everything, but did a rough copy beforehand to plan out my design.

L'il teaser:

And here it is all framed up:

Closer up:

Closer still!

I also handcut the mat for the frame!  Even though it's not perfect, I feel very craft-capable tonight.

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011 12:29:35 AM »

this is awesome and rocks!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011 01:02:35 AM »

beautiful work
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011 01:37:20 AM »

It's beautiful - and I've always loved that song.
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011 02:01:46 AM »

"Never been good at it..." ha!   Roll Eyes It is so beautiful. What a keepsake.

« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011 03:56:29 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011 06:34:14 AM »

what a beautiful rendition of my favorite Bob Dylan song
I may have to copy it for myself
or make my own version, since I am still growing up

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011 07:10:27 AM »

Wow!!!!  That is absolutely gorgeous!  I expect your friends will be delighted!

« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011 08:40:08 AM »

Beautiful - something he will never outgrow!

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011 08:45:20 AM »

The simplicity of this is just the touch it needed. I alsolutely LOVE this! The layout is wonderful, quirky and fun. I have done some journal pages in this sort of style and they always come out pretty cool.  I usually free hand some squiggly lines to fill the page and then fill up the spaces with letters that fill that space. (Does that make ANY make sense? LOL!) Anyway, I digress.... This is the perfect think to hang on the wall to welcome a new life in the home. It is precious and I <3 it.

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