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 Midtown Carnegie Branch Library

When we first moved back to Springfield in June last year, I approached the reference librarian at Midtown Carnegie Branch Library, who also happened to book the art shows. I sent her the usual and appropriate materials via email and she liked what I sent. We booked a show for September 2017. I went and took pictures of the space to decide what show and sizes would work well.

I decided that the “Family Life Illustration” series at 11×14″ in 16×20″ frames would work well in this community space visually and conceptually. M helped me carry in all of the work and art hanging supplies. I set the pieces against the wall to decide on placement.

Gallery Gal showed up to help me hang the work.

We measured, hammered, and hung. When finished hanging, we leveled, placed the exhibition labels next to each piece, and put up the artist statement. I have a “The Process of Hanging an Art Show” post to reference of more specific show hanging details.



The “Family Life Illustrations” exhibit will be at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library through the end of November 2017.