Well, the dawn cracked hard just like a bullwhip
Cause it wasn't taking no lip from the night before
And it shook out the streets, as the stew bums showed up
Like bounced checks, rubbing their necks
And the sky turned the color of Pepto-Bismol
Yeah, and the parking lots growled
My old sport coat full of promissory notes
And a receipt from a late night motel
The hawk had his whole family out there in the wind
And he got a message for you to beware
Kicking your ass in, in a cold-blooded fashion
And dishing out more than a good man can bear
And I got shoes untied, my shirttail is out
Ain't got a ghost of a chance with this old romance
Just an apartment for rent down the block
Ivar Theater with live burlesque
Man, the manager's scowling, with his feet on the desk
Boom boom against the curtain, you're still hurting, ay-ay
And then push came to shove, and shove came to biff
Girls like that just lay you out stiff
Maybe I'll go to Cleveland and, you know, get me a tattoo or something
My brother-in-law lives there
-Lyrics from "Spare Parts" by Tom Waits
This mixed-media illustration is created with hand-crafted mixed media art dolls and various other props that are then posed, lit, and photographed.
You can see how my mixed media art dolls are made on my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFMoEW3xC740tWfQNSixs_Q/videos
Greetings & welcome! I make the imaginary a reality with my handmade mixed-media fantasy art dolls. With polymer clay, acrylic paint, armature wire, fabric, and other materials, along with photography, I make mixed-media dolls that have a life and personality of their own because I believe the world could use more Make Believe.
If you'd like to see my process, you can watch on my YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/theDreamSyndicateArts where I'm posting new videos on Saturdays @ 2PM EST.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.