Book of Songs: I Like You

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

I Like You

I can make pancakes. I can make pancakes.
We could live together and be just fine.
I can use the plunger in the toilet.
We could live together and be just fine.
I like you more than silly arguments.

I’ve got tennis shoes. I’ve got a bicycle.
We can live together and be just fine.
You like my shoes? You like my pretty bicycle?
We can live together and be just fine.
I like you more than silly arguments.
June and Bob and Marge and Tom like to throw things when they fight, but that’s not us.
I like you more than silly arguments.
I like you more than silly arguments.

bandcamp i like you small

Book of Songs: Steven

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

Steven

There’s a stack on his coffee table. Books two feet high.
And he’s never had a problem, that they couldn’t solve them.
And he never asked questions that a child won’t ask.

Lalalalalalalalalalalalalala (whistle the melody)

When he told me that he’d found a love downtown.
I said “Steven you are leaving (sorry that you’re leaving)” in my book that you’ve read from.
And he never found a reason (season) that he couldn’t take from.

bandcamp steven

Book of Songs: The Statement

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

The Statement

There’s so much to say, but we haven’t got all day.
Say a statement. Don’t contemplate it.

You’ve been so untrue, but what is there to do?
I couldn’t tell you. But I knew that you knew.

My heart’s in your locket. Your rocks are in my pockets.
I’m screaming through my eyes, but you don’t hear a thing. You don’t hear a thing.
The scrapes on my knees bring kisses to my cheeks.
But there’s just not that thing that’s real about you. That’s real about you.

I know what here and what’s really real.
And smiling. I’m smiling back.

There’s so much to say, but we haven’t got all day.
Say a statement. Don’t complicate it.

the statement portraits

Book of Songs: I Do

“The Damsels in Distress: Book of Songs” is a Paper Opera project to include all of The Damsels in Distress songs. Each page will include song lyrics and an accompanying illustrated image of each song.

Album: This is Art

I Do

Oh, you’re so pretty when you say “I do.”
Oh, you’re so lovely when you say you’ll be true.

bandcamp I do

Art Show at the Springfield Art Museum

I received an email from the Springfield Art Museum last year saying that they wanted to kick off a new gallery space in their gift shop to display art from the locals in Springfield. I submitted my work and was truly thrilled to receive an acceptance letter. My painting “Conversation Homesick” from the “Developed and Less Finished: Maintaining Life” series is now on display for the next six months as part of the “Art in Our City” exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum.

IMG_3083

IMG_3080

Read about the “Art in Our City Exhibit” details here.

 

There is an article about the exhibit in the SGF Neighborhood News.