running through my head...
It occurred to me after I posted yesterday, that the post title ("don't go changing") may seem a little ambiguous. Allow me to explain...
When I work on projects, sketches, etc., I frequently end up with a song running through my head. Yesterday's change purse produced the song, "Don't Go Changing". The connections are sometimes a little strange, and yet, they work for me.
Sometimes, a some comes to mind that is related in theme. Like when I was drawing up the Solar System Set, all I could think of "Interplanet Janet" from Schoolhouse Rock. Funny, because I hadn't heard the song in years.
Other times, the songs end up influencing the work. My set called "Falling on My Head" is a good example of this. From the moment I started working on it, I could head the words of B.J. Thomas' song, "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head".
That embroidery up there is from a few years ago, and is a pattern that has never really come to be. I keep thinking that it should, but I've never finished it. Maybe I just need the right song to bring it along!
By Mollie Johanson at Tuesday, March 02, 2010