The first assignment is to make two signs with the graphics tool of our choice. This is part of my swiss cheese, I have limited technology skills when dealing with images, graphics, and/or photography. I rarely work with images, since I am a music teacher by profession. But, in this digital age we ALL have to be somewhat literate in music AND art. So, here is goes. I worked on this for over two days. Here are some of the beginning signs and symbols. These were all created in http://www.sumopaint.com
Here’s “staffy,” created in Text Art. The symbol has five lines – to represent the music staff. As the lines descend, they become clearer and clearer, to represent as we play and understand music, it becomes clearer to us. I had many other staffs, some in different colors, some hand drawn, etc. Then I decided I had to much going on, so I created the entire file in black and white, making the blurring the important feature.
By importing the first symbol “staffy,” I now can surround it by the rewind, play, and fast forward symbols. This represents the past, present, and future of music.
Ironically, it has taken me over an hour to get the FULL picture in this blogpost because it is not the standard square. There’s my 10%, creating and having excellence to get it the way I want it.
I have been so obsessed with this project, that I need to step back and let it sit for a while and see if it needs anymore work.