I have fond memories of picking dandelions, making a wish and blowing those seeds to the wind. Those dandelion seeds returned some of those wishes (or maybe luck and some effort on my end helped?) and more importantly, scattered themselves to produce more dandelions for future wishing. What do you wish for now?
Here’s my most recent painting. It is a continuation on my song and lyrics theme. I was inspired by Elvis Costello’s “Shipbuilding.” It’s one of my favorite songs – beautiful lyrics and music. The Chet Baker trumpet part gets me every time.
The song is about the contradiction of war – that it brings “prosperity” and loss to the communities dependent on war income. It’s a diabolical relationship.
“With all the will in the world
Diving for dear life
When we could be diving for pearls”
-Elvis Costello, Shipbuilding