Or at least music I like to make art to. Perhaps you will too. I'm currently working on the customized Christmas postcards I was thinking about and I have a lot more in the pipeline that I'm planning to draw and paint. Looking at a lot of National Archive photos for inspiration. I'm more interested in making Americana art the old fashioned way than the digital way these days so I can have actual "ORGINALS" I know that seems weird but if I ever want to do a show again, I would like for it to be worth it to come down and see my pieces in person. Although the multi media method was kind of a EUREKA! moment for me when I started doing it, I'm ready to move on to another forms of inspiration and methods. Diversify is my middle name!
I listen to a fair amount of music, sometimes willingly and sometimes forcibly since my husband is a show booker, but I come across a few things that I find particularly helpful for getting me in the mood to make the dark Americana art. Also to give credit where it's due, my husband introduces me to most of the music I listen to now. He helped me to grow and diversify my musical taste a little, helping me to see past goth, punk, psychobilly and so on.
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
This one was introduced to me ohhhh probably around 6 years ago by my friend and brain twin, Danny Dodge, when we saw The Proposition & my now favorite western, The Assassination of Jesse James. I love the music they wrote for both those movies and have found it peaceful to work to while inspiring and cinematic.
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