Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Music is You
This page is based on the many happy camping trips in have this year. When I began to think about music types and what would I put in the journal that represented me, I stumbled for a while. Then I realised that since the kids have left home, live music or recorded music hasn't featured strongly in my life and I missed it.
But then I realised that I am surrounded by music every day, that of the bush. Every morning I hear the morning chorus and each night I can hear the birds singing in the wetland behind our house.
then I found an article in the Smithsonian about some studies from Cornell University that piqued my interest.
Apparently there are a lot of simarlarities between human and bird song. Some birds choose to sing in tune! they are even fussy about what scale type they sing in.
Anyway it just seemed like something interesting to put in the background. There isn't a lot of it visible in the finished piece. It's hidden, just like the birds that sing such wonderful songs, hidden from casual view but definitely there if you bother to look with care.
There is also a added extra. I did a quick extra spread in a spot everyone was avoiding. There was an empty spread where one signature finished and there is a gap between the start of the next signature. It screamed out for a simple entry. Rhapsody in Blue has long been one of my favourite pieces of music. So here is a little entry inspired by that piece of music and the colours of the ocean over Summe r