>80,000 Leagues

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Beaded Mixed Media Beatles Yellow Submarine Blue meanies Hijack Pepperland Boston bead artist(24″ x 36″)

One thing I am learning is that painting takes a long time! I think I painted off and on all day long, and it doesn’t even look like I got very far. I still have a long way to go! And, the above photo really doesn’t do the colours justice, but it’s gonna have to do for now.

Anyways, I don’t know if I ever fully explained my idea for my beaded Yellow Sub, so think back to the Blue Meanies‘ invasion on Pepperland. They hated music and tried to eliminate it, so they turned the land into a miserable, gray, oppressed place. (If you haven’t seen the original film, you can see a clip of the opening scenes HERE.) Of course the Beatles’ music saved the day by the end of the story, but imagine if it hadn’t. Imagine if the Meanies somehow managed to take over the land by launching an anti-music missile on the Beatles, and they suddenly turned gray! The Beatles would stand lifeless on the edge of Pepperland as the Blue Meanies took off in the Yellow Submarine. I know. It’s a little far-fetched, but it could’ve happened! :0

So, that is why the water in my painting is half-gray and half-blue. As the Meanies embark on their journey more than 80,000 leagues beneath the sea, they launch another missile, and it has the same effect on everything in the ocean! That means that everything in the ocean will turn gray as they sail along, including the whales and any other sea creatures there may be. There will also be no more whale sounds because they were the music of the sea. It’s sad to think that this could happen, but the fact is, every war has this type of effect on its society, and humans have this effect on their own environment, as well…

I don’t know if I’ll be able to portray all of that in my bead-painting, though… Somehow, I think it would be easier if I had that Bob Ross wig…. :0

13 thoughts on “>80,000 Leagues

  1. >I just know a Bob Ross wig is the answer to your dilemma! What else could it be. I also think in telling about it, you work out some of the kinks in the how-to part. Somehow it makes or frees the mind to ‘click!’ in just the right way. I know it will come.

  2. >Thanks a lot for the link you put on my blog regarding my last entry. I didn’t know this interesting fact about Sister Corita :-)Back to your blog, I really enjoy the Beatles’ story behind your creative artpiece. Also, the 2 different colors grey and blue that melt together is really well done. Happy St Patrick’s day too🙂

  3. >Outstanding and very cool! It is coming along beautifully and I think your painting is turning out great! Loved the story behind your inspiration. Your work is, as always, just stunning. And you are so great at sharing your journey with us. You are the DIVA of 3-D!😉

  4. >Oh, how much I hate Blogger and its stoopid comment system! Everything I typed got lost… Looks like I missed one of the word verification letters and I closed the comment window just as I realized that the comment hadn’t been posted. Why can’t they make it so that registered users with Blogger ID don’t have to go through the word verification crap? What a huge waste of time this is for everyone. Grrrrrrrrrr!I’ll come back later, when I’ve cooled off.

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