Diamonds in Disguise
I don’t know why collaging is so vital to my process, but it is. It’s getting expensive too because I’ll only use stock photos anymore, or at least there comes a point where I do. I’m not making covers exactly, though I admit they start to look a heck of a lot like them. Sucky covers, of course, because I have just enough design skill to get myself to ninth grade, not to amazon.com. This is fine. I don’t need the collage to be the cover. I need the collage to get me to The End.
But since I spend money on the damn things, it only ever seems apropos to share them with the world. So here’s my latest Dirty Laundry collage. I had holy hell finding Denver. Do you have any idea how FEW images of a man who is described as both the Hulk and the Jolly Green Giant are out there in stock photo land? Then insist he have to have a cowboy hat. JAYSUS.
I found him, though, with a little help from wifey. Adam doesn’t have his glasses on here, but his face is what matters. Actually both their poses and faces are what told me I had it. It’s like they’re looking out at me going, “Good job, woman. Now finish up and edit so we can all get out of here.”
(It’s a lot better if you click on it to make it big.)
The other integral part of this round has been listening to “Somewhere” by Scissor Sisters, which I din’t understand until I went and looked up the lyrics.
Keep crashing and tumbling by
Somewhere there’s a sky for only me
Diamonds in disguise
Hiding like forgotten days
All these tears of mine will fly away
Have a listen.