>The Other Side


Thanks so much for all your comments on my last post! And thanks to both Nauma and Beadin’ Gram for mentioning my entry in this week’s Saatchi Gallery Showdown! *blush*

I’ve been busy the last couple of days, but the good thing is, I think I finally finished adding images to the inside of my bus. The first one (from left to right) is Jim Morrison when he was 8 years old. He’s the driver of my British bus. The next two images are that of the 1960’s rock band, The Doors. The third image is Jim Morrison’s silhouette in the doorway. Then, you see Jim and his longtime girlfriend, Pamela Courson. And, finally, at the back of the bus, is Jim’s headstone & graffiti as it was in the late 1980’s before it was stolen from his grave. Each image was glued onto acid free matte board, painted with acrylics, and glued into place.

Jim Morrison Grave

When I attached the beadwork to my custom-made shadow box, I couldn’t help but to notice a little magic. No, not the make-believe-Harry-Potter-and-the-Deathly-Hallows sort of magic… I’m talking about real magic. When you look through the window of the door of my blue beaded bus, you cannot see what’s on the other side…
The Doors bus
…but, when you slide it open, you see a rock ‘n’ roll star:)

Jim Morrison blue lady

14 thoughts on “>The Other Side

  1. >this is an absolutely wonderful work of art.i feel lucky to have been able to join in on the ride. and what a ride it’s been.i think i’ll just continue to be a stowaway.

  2. >In this life time I believe we will see Diana Lynn Grygo with her own gallery shop displaying all her wonderful creations. For all the world to see what a great Artist and Bead Artist she is!!!Your work has effects so many of us with the time you take to share the details of your creations.

  3. >well,in agreementwith your many fans –the blue bus is way cool!it’s clever, but more, it’s a beautiful object and a real work of art — i think jim would have dug it/t.

  4. >Wow~~~ that’s amazing! This bus has gone so well and I tell you, I think it happened fast!! The construction of the whole bus is wonderful. That detail alone is magical!I like the history you have created too.Oh, my doll. I had to take that netting off cause it didn’t fit but I’m doing more netting and it’s looking better.Cheers, Denise

  5. >Wow, LB! That is so cool! It seems like not so long ago that you started this, and now it’s done! Congratulations on another fantastic piece of art. 🙂

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