I know, some people call this ‘nesting’. I call it, ‘I’m a designer and want everything to look exactly how I envision it.’ In other words, snobby. I’ve started working on some ‘art’ (if you can call it art) pieces for Jude’s room. Ellie actually sent me a link to some prints on Etsy that inspired me to make my own similar ‘prints’ (because I’m cheap and like to figure out how to make things myself).
So I’m pretty excited about these rockin’ animals – I’m going to frame them in ikea frames and hang them in triptych format (because we all know how much I love hanging picture frames in sets of three!) on one of the two blank walls in the room. If you are curious about how they were made, I hand sketched them with pencil until I was happy with their proportions and then put a piece of trace paper over them and took care to draw even pen lines without any sketchy quality. Then I scanned them into photoshop where I did some color fills. Nice and simple. I mean, animals on musical instruments just make sense for his room! Come on, his name is Jude. . . we are planning for him to be a rockstar (disclaimer: we are totally planning to let him do whatever it is that he is interested in doing and not pressuring him to do music unless he wants to play music!!). 🙂
The raccoon may be my favorite. I love that it’s a subtle hint to ‘Rocky Raccoon’, another Beatles song (that is currently stuck in my head).
Bass players are always big bear-like guys, right? (Just kidding for all you non-bear-like bass players out there.)
Oh and the chicken. Apparently Jason says The Presidents of the United States (yeah, that OLD band) referenced a ‘chicken on the drums’ so he insisted that the animal on the drums had to be a chicken. Right. I just love that the comb on his head is a nice allusion to a mohawk. 🙂 Although I guess techinically, he’s a ‘rooster’, but then a female is a ‘hen’, so I’m assuming ‘chicken’ is the non gender specific way to refer to that animal. Hehe.