Those words are part of the lyrics in a Beatle's Song called Octopus's Garden. This month, at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, we were challenged to be inspired by the United Kingdom. My process for finding inspiration based on a country is to explore their art, music, food and architecture. I usually create avision board on Pinterest and then go from there. The music of the Beatles is of course iconic. However, my inspiration actually started with a photo and then led me to their music.
We Would Sing and Dance Around! by Christy Strickler Supplies Patterned Paper: Heide Swapp,Sassafrass; Letters: My Little Shoebox; Stickers, Felt,Flowers: Sassafrass; Tissue Paper: Pink Paislee, Hallmark; Linking up to the Scrap Your Story Challenge
I wanted to find the perfect papers and embellishments to accent the photo. I looked at a variety of Beetles' album covers. I thought about how the songs made me feel and what they made me think of. In fact, as I write this blog post, I have several Beatle's songs running through my head. I chose some lyrics from Octopus's Garden since that was a happy song on the Abby Road album. The Tissue paper sun beams are a nod to Here Comes the Sun which also appears on that album. Bright happy colors and felt creatures further help my memory association with how I envision Beatles songs.
Music, though intangible, is a very powerful memory keeping tool. I wrote a few tips which appeared on the Scrapbook News and Review blog about how you can use it on your next project. Meanwhile, stay tuned for more of the British Invasion this month from SNR magazine. You won't be disappointed.