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Collection: and that's Jazz!
Thelonius Monk (performing from 1940's to the 70's) a true Rastafarian and a genius on the piano.
Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong on trumpet (performing from 1920's to the 60's) hanky in his pocket that big grin and trumpeters lips!
Buddie Rich on drums (performing from 1930's to the 80's) judo black belt, bit of a temper, singing his favourite song 'It's not easy being green'!
Singing 'Lullaby in birdland', and sounding just like a bird, we have Chris Connor (performing from 1940's up to 2003) in a rather fetching black satin gown...
and on Marimba, yes, Marimba - the outrageous 'Glorious' Gloria Parker (performing from 1920 to 1980 and still alive and well, and living in Long Island) wearing a home made turquoise halter neck ensemble and Stanley Hagler jewels!
It's a hard life being a genius... that vital flame that burns too soon... and what did they give us?
Well... that's Jazz!
All bordered with African Block prints - reminiscent of the African culture which so inspired and lives through Jazz music.
To see close-up, individual portraits look here:
history of jazz (139)
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Posted 3 months ago.
Hurrah! Thank you so much Sylvie - so glad you're feelin'that Rhythm!
Posted over 1 year ago.
This design is... Rythm !!!! Brilliant !
Hey there Deborah - so lovely of you to pop by and make so many favourites, including this one, and thank you so very much for the lovely comments.<br>
This design was an education for me too... I'd seen a Marimba player, years ago, in a very old black and white movie - I didn't know she was 'Glorious' Gloria Parker, but I do now. What a happy discovery!
Posted over 2 years ago.
My cats would like to be "cool cats in birdland!" Wonderful design, Moira, and I really enjoyed reading all your information. Your design is an education in itself.
Thank you Paula - I'm glad you think so!
So much fun Moira, swinging!
Hi Lisa - so glad you used the link! African block prints on their way as another co-ordinate... watch this space!
So glad that you provided the link for us to see the close-ups of your jazzy characters, they are WAY too good to miss! Love the African block prints and the bird theme that ties this all together. SUCH a wonderful design!
Hey there Amy - back again! You really must love this one! Thank you!
Love the close up photos.....I adore the jazzy ladies....their faces are so WONDERFUL!!!!!! Way to go, Moira!!!!
Every carefully wrought detail in your wonderful design throws a spotlight on a different aspect of the history of jazz!
'Love the new additions to the band! The added visual lines of add even more life to this already lively design!
Hi Lisa - So glad you like the gang - there are two newcomers... Chris Connor on vocals and 'Glorious' Gloria Parker on Marimba!
Incredible illustrations! So cool!
Sue Ellen - I'm so glad you do!
<br>Celia - I'm so glad you think so!<br>
Lynn - thank you - Love that you love this! <br>
Amy - back again - you must really, really love this - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I love it Moira! It all flows so well and the African motifs in between really work well. Great movement and colors!!! Plus your description is great!
Nicely done...wonderful illustrations! Looks great in the yard view, and I love the jazzy palette too!
I really like the new borders around the vignettes!!!
Oh Lisa - I am so glad you think so! Thank you!
Hi Amy - Hurrah!
again, love, love, love!!!!!
Hi Sigrid - Thank you for noticing it - this design is still evolving... you may want t look again sometime soon!
There is a lot of movement in your beautiful illustrated design!
Thank you so much - Ruth, Amy and Kim for all this lovely feedback!
<br>Thinking I should put snapshots of the individuals up too.
<br> Also working on a selection of co-ordinates.
Very cool cats indeed these jazz geniuses in your genius design.
Absolutely fabulous, Moira! Definitely captured the mid-century modern feel...I like the separate blocks each one is in, it looks so great!!!!! Great detail and thought went into this design, you can totally tell.....love it!!!!:o)
Quite swinging. I like the zoom view.
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