Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Pulled My Harpoon Out of My Dirty Red Bandana"...

..."I was playing soft while Bobby sang the blues"...

Ahhhhhhh...the great Kris Kristofferson song made famous by Janis Joplin - nothing better than the BLUES and a harmonica.  I was gifted with the smallest WORKING harmonica that Hohner makes (the 38C...it's just a shade over 1-3/8" long) this past Christmas, by my friend Jackie - yep, it's the "real deal".  She hung it on a chain with a few little musical charms to go with it, and told me to "go crazy" and make something.  I wore it just the way she gave it to me for the longest time, but got the itch to make something for myself the other day (which doesn't happen often), and that treasured little harmonica was just the ticket to some creative fun, listening to some of my favorite blues tunes (mostly the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan).
Dangling from an antique cut-steel shoe buckle, it is now surrounded by antique oxidized (BLUE) brass buttons; black antique glass faceted buttons; beautiful vintage rhinestone buttons; a BLUE and clear crystal necklace piece that belonged to my grandmother; a teeny brass bell; a brass swallow; and hand formed links.  The "before" picture is here too, with the harmonica laying alongside one of my favorite necklaces that Jackie also happened to give me...one of her wire wrapped, dichroic glass guitars (onecreativecat.blogspot.com).
..."Feeling good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues...you know feeling good was good enough for me...good enough for me and my Bobby McGee"...

4 comments:

Norine/Henderson, NV USA said...

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Ah, nothing, honey if it ain't free, Lord"
This is so cool.
Here in Henderson until Thursday. Back again in a few days or couple of weeks. It's crazy!

joleen said...

Your work still just amazing me every time I see it girl!!! I will be able to say I knew you when, after you become famous for your beautiful work!!! Love ya and miss ya!!!

Jackie said...

Oh Tanya, That is so perfect, I love the song reference, my mom used to play that song by janis on her guitar and she could sing it...why music is so important to me, I love those harmonicas, I get compliments everytime I wear one, people love them! Glad you love yours!

oldgreymare said...

You are such a clever girl! I just have to hook you up with my beader friends. I bet you've run into each other already, though they frequent Bead Haven more than any on this side.

The necklace is just wonderful for a rocker chick like you! ...and what good friends you have.....

Suzan