Erika, who is hosting Art Journal Journey this month, with her "Every journal page tells a story" theme, and Moo Mania and More, whose theme this fortnight is "Love," as well as Try it on Tuesday, whose theme is "Anything but Square" are invited to join me as I head to Melbourne
and the land down under today.
She found love down under.
She found love in Melbourne,
then traveled to the outback.
As I was creating this heartfelt piece,
the song "Land Down Under" by Men at Work kept playing in my head. I've often said I was born a decade too late, because my favorite rock groups came from the 1980s.
In case you don't know the song, or can't read my writing,
Livin' in a land down underThe rock song was written by the Australian group's co-founders, Colin Hay and Ron Strykert. It hit the states in late 1982 and reached No. 1 in January 1983. It eventually sold over two million copies here in the states alone. Billboard shows it at No. 4 for 1983.
Where women glow and men plunder
Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?
You better run and take cover.
My substrate is the back side of my Sydney entry from a few days ago. It is a used file folder I colored with some green paint through a stencil. Two different travel brochure images were used, as well as vintage sheet music. I free cut a heart from some painted paper and added the city Melbourne, AU. Because rectangles are not square, I am hoping the Try it on Tuesday design team will find it acceptable.
Now let's head to my favorite challenge blogs, Art Journal Journey, Moo Mania and More, and Try it on Tuesday for some mixed media art, collages, and art journal pages that are out of this world!