Inktober – And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

The forgotten heroes of a forgotten war. And the young people ask me, “what are they marching for?” And I ask myself the same question, and the band plays Waltzing Matilda.

I got on the bandwagon a little late for Inktober, but I’m going to do as many of these music pieces as I can throughout the month. All songs that I am illustrating arouse patriotism within myself, and weren’t written by a slave-owning lawyer. This song may be about Austrailian World War 1 veterans on the Turkish front. As an American, I can still relate and feel patriotic when hearing the woe of a soldier and the loss of innocence.

Miyazaki – Spoke Art Gallery

Spoke Art Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side opened it’s Miyazaki tribute show exhibition this last weekend. The show was as whimsical as anyone would expect from a gallery show relating to Miyazaki. The people who came out the opening of the exhibition ranged from art lovers, working illustrators, Miyazaki fans, and children. The magic that is drawn out in every featured Miyazaki film was shown not only in the artwork but on the faces of those who attended the show.

Motivation Friday!

Happy Friday everyone. Have you ever felt so helpless, that what you are working on is silly, that whatever you are trying to do is impossible? I have been in a rut; when you can’t see past the mud that keeps falling into your eyes.  One of the things that have kept me motivated when I felt down was this song above; “Just One Person”. Performed on the Muppet Show with guest star Bernadette Peters. This song reminds me that as long as I have one person in my corner even if I can’t be that person I can still overcome any of life challenges.

Give the song a listen, and then maybe even you can believe in you too!