Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Superstar


Well I suppose it was inevitable that I would make a card inspired by David Bowie's final album Blackstar:


Blackstar album cover.jpg

It's a funny thing, isn't it, to 'lose' someone who isn't really yours to lose. I have been a die-hard Bowie fan since my early teens (that was a long time ago!) and was very sad to hear that he had died over the weekend. On Monday, I was happy to get the album in my hands but sad to think that it's the last time I'll get a new Bowie album.

I chose to make a happy card based on his 'parting-gift' album cover and used Simon's Lots of Stars and an old Michael's sentiment.

To quote Col. Chris Hadfield: "Ashes to ashes, dust to Stardust."

16 comments:

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth! Love the rainbow & sentiment - perfect additions to honour David Bowie. He was a class act from beginning to end.

Jenni's Jems said...

Bowie was part of my youth too and when I hear his songs being played it always takes me back to singing and dancing along with my friends...love how your card is a tribute to his last album x

Jenni's Jems said...

Bowie was part of my youth too and when I hear his songs being played it always takes me back to singing and dancing along with my friends...love how your card is a tribute to his last album x

Maxine D said...

Great card from a great source of inspiration Ardyth.
Blessings
Maxine

Lynn said...

Love how you were inspired by Bowie. I'm sure he'll continue to provide tons of inspiration. So very sad to hear of his passing. xx

Happy Dance said...

Perfect tribute to Mr. Bowie. Everyone everywhere knows his music in one way or another, and can sing along. What a voice... I'm sure he'd have approved of your take on his album cover. Delightful. His work will always be with us. Bev

I Card Everyone said...

If there's a rock n roll heaven ... David will be smiling down on your card, Ardyth!
=]

Jen W. said...

I admit that, aside from the movie Labyrinth and the fact that he and Iman had a house here for a while, I don't know much about David Bowie. I've been enjoying hearing so much of his music these last couple of days though and starting to get to know him.

Love your card.

TK said...

Pretty! What an awesome card to tribute David! Love that script on the "superstar"!!!

shirley-bee said...

Perfect tribute!

Gabby said...

Terrific card, Ardyth. I think Bowie was an "everybody knows his name" kind of entertainer. He was ever-evolving and kept it interesting all through the decades. He worked hard but got some lucky breaks early on. I think they were in his path as he was meant to bring so much to so many during his superstar career. Surely his music will live on. :) The Hadfield quote is magical.

Anita in France said...

I thought of you when I heard the news, Ardyth ... what an amazing musical legacy Bowie gave us. Wonderful inspiration, perfect card, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Tanis Scott said...

When I heard the news, you were the first person I thought of. And I did think a card was inevitable! Great take on Blackstar.

Bobby said...

Love that quote, Ardyth, and your card. Nice tribute to David.

cards said...

I love this take on the album cover; it is a fabulous card. Of course I thought of you when I heard the news. My husband and I have been enjoying some early Bowie over the last few days. I caught the choir singing Bowie songs at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Periscope

SonjaK said...

Great card and a wonderful tribute! So happy to find another Bowie fan among us cardmakers. Absolutely can't understand why I didn't realize this earlier. Was a superfan myself when I was younger.