Monday, April 30, 2012


Here's number 5* in Red Parka Diaries' drawing challenge: draw a picture inspired by your favourite song (or just pick a line from a song).

I picked a line from Mumford & Sons' Thistle & Weeds. I'm currently loving their Sigh No More album (thanks, S!). It's a great backdrop to movement get-doing! It isn't necessarily a happy place, but there is energy! I love the folk-style music in combination with the angsty lyrics, and depending on my mood, I listen to either or both ;)

Yup. Cartooney moi - burlap-covered for decency; not in thistle & weeds, as instructed - is looking way too happy for this song - but not for this cut-out! I'm planting quality Hope Seed here, people! You need to smile along with that. It's in the manual. It helps the seeds grow roots as well as wings! I could use a bit of both - who doesn't??

So here's to healthy Hope Plants for all of us! May they bring the magic and the happy :) Would love to know where you could use some, if you're willing to share!

* links to this challenge's number 9, number 2, number 1number 10


  1. Yeah wonderful! Your hope plants will certainly flourish! Be sure to water them regularly ;)

  2. This is great. I love that album too. You've done a great job once again of a conceptual illo. This I struggle with. Have only attempted the concrete prompts in the challenge so far. Will attempt this one soon. Nice work!

  3. Also great, Yvonne!!
    I never heard about Mumford & Sons, but when I read the title of the album, I remembered of a song in one of my favorite moovies, here's to you! Enjoy!:

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