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Strange how one thing leads to another... - One of the "substitute people"
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araestel
araestel
Strange how one thing leads to another...
Recently ladykatiewench asked me to do some artwork for a V/O cd she put together. I jumped at it. I'm such a sucker for graphics. Anyway, after doing all that work, I figure, why not offer the pics as icons? So I've been working on them the past couple of weeks. Then today, I decided to do a wallpaper to go with the icons. So I started creating. Then I got to thinking. (yes, scary I know!) I love music and always try to incorporate it in my designs. I took a moment to go to my favorite lyrics site and there on my lj was an RSS feed. Many of you know I'm a big-time Prince fan. Well, First Avenue had a fire. This place is like the ultimate shrine for Prince people--our own Mecca, if you will. And if any of you have seen "Purple Rain" then you've seen First Avenue. At first look, I thought it was gone, but it seems only one room was gutted by the fire so it's salvageable--thankfully. Here's links if you're interested: http://www.prince.org/ and http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/14736404.htm
Then--I go turn on the tv and what's on? "Sign 'O the Times" a Prince concert from the late 80's. Well, even after all these years, I can't resist him. So I sat down and lost myself in the music for a time. Then "Forever in My Life" came on and it hit me that the lyrics were perfect for the wp I was working on. So that's where the words came from and just 'cause I'm a believer in sharing, here's an mp3 of the song, in case you'd want or are unfamiliar with it. :)

Forever In My Life by Prince mp3


1024 x 758 - Right click "Save Target as" please.


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5. 6. 7. 8.

The first 4 icons are from the original picture and the last four from the wp.

Current Mood: nostalgic nostalgic
Current Music: "Forever In My Life" Prince

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padabee From: padabee Date: June 4th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
gorgeous work, honey!
*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! *smooshes*
xxflissxx From: xxflissxx Date: June 4th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful wallpaper and icons!! I love that colouring! :D
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! Not the style I'm used to but I'm giving it a go. ;)

See, I love the coloring on *your* icons and keep crossing my fingers for a tut. ;)
mirkwoodelfchic From: mirkwoodelfchic Date: June 4th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely stuff, hon... and I LOVE Prince! I saw him in concert (what a show!) and I watched Purple Rain just the other day. It never ceases to amaze me how many of the people on my flist like some of the things/people I also like.
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Prince was my be all-end all for a number of years. I was one of the largest collectors of his stuff in the US. And I still have it all. He's a genius. Yes, in the past few years, he's been a little... shall we say... interesting, but the man has more talent in his little finger than most groups today - with a combined effort. One of my fondest memories (next to meeting Orli) was him singing "Do Me Baby" to me (yes pointed, I asked "me" he nodded and well, the rest is history) at a "Lovesexy" concert in Cincinnati. Oh--I still even remember the date and I can't remember what I had for dinner yesterday. LOL

Amazing what interesting things we can learn about one another here. *hugs*
grey853 From: grey853 Date: June 4th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice. Thanks for sharing the goodies.
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey!

Nice weather we're having this evening. :)
From: caplinsea Date: June 4th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty work! :D
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! *hugs*
wynterhawk From: wynterhawk Date: June 4th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh I love them. you are so talented :)
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lol Glad you think so! And I'm glad you like them! *hugs*
ladykatiewench From: ladykatiewench Date: June 4th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are so beautiful!!! Damn! You are good!!
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*blushes* Thank you!!! *hugs*
tamsu2002 From: tamsu2002 Date: June 4th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful!!!!
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!!!
From: kailorien Date: June 4th, 2006 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Prettiness *snogs*
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks honey! *smoochies*
tularia From: tularia Date: June 4th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so jealous of your talent, and I'm so in love with your style.
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awwwwwww You're too sweet. And poor Daisy... did you wear him out? Are *you* responsible for that look on his face? GO YOU!! :)
zee113 From: zee113 Date: June 4th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful work, all of them. Snagged them all -of course- and will credit you when I use them. ♥

And Prince... Oh god, don't even get me started, that's my youth... :P
araestel From: araestel Date: June 4th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you like them!! *hugs*

Prince is a God! Don't get me started either. LMAO!!!
moondancerjen From: moondancerjen Date: June 4th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
i love what you've done with these. i saw etown again tonight and these graphics just make me want to SQUEEEEE~!

*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: June 5th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL Glad you like! And the movie ROCKS!
From: mimseygreenleaf Date: June 5th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely beautiful! You really do the best work!
araestel From: araestel Date: June 5th, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're too sweet!!! *smooshes*
sibelle_art From: sibelle_art Date: June 5th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Very beautiful work, hon :) ! *hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: June 5th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sweetie! *smoochies*
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