Friday, November 4, 2011

I know why the caged bird sings...

I am watching entirely too much tv these days. And the show that has really caught my artist's eye is American Horror Story. I always fast forward through the intros, but this one has me fixated...yes, the babies in jars are horrific, but those cabinet cards and the music and the start and stop and flickering to different It kinda makes me want to create a spooky short film...almost. :)  Here's what I'm talking about:

I have been getting a few moments of creating in before I go to bed (could this be why my mind is running 100 mph as I'm trying to fall asleep?). Here's what I finished last night:

Here's the story: The Birdcatcher catches birds with her music. As she plays, the music lifts out and catches the birds in flight. She is why the caged bird sings...they sing along with her violin playing, they can't help themselves...heh. I think she releases them when she moves on...maybe she helps them with their migration??? :D  The cool thing is that I drew that's simplistic, but I love it.



  1. This is really great...and I love the story you made to go with it!

  2. I really do like this and I am fortunate in that I get to look at this almost everyday! :D

    If it was me playing the violin, the birds would just fall over dead due to the hideous screeching sounds.

  3. I love your work, and am so happy that you agreed to join me in my ATC swap!
    Please be sure to email your mailing address.

  4. Thank you for all of the lovely comments, I really appreciate them!