Bookmark jazz

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These are two sides of a simple bookmark I made for a friend a couple of years ago. Sometimes I forget to take photographs of collages before they disappear; more often I remember but take inadequate care to do so properly (note the Dutch angle, the unsuitable background). Still, it’s fun to remember them.


7 Responses to Bookmark jazz

  1. wisewebwoman says:

    A young(ish) Satchmo?
    I like the theme on the other side: “Where’s Waldo Before the Bear Gets Him.” ;^)

  2. Stan says:

    WWW: It’s Miles Davis (original image here). I was listening to him a lot at the time. The other side is very ‘Where’s Waldo’, I agree! Maybe the flamingo is looking for him.

  3. Jo says:

    Stan you are so creative! I love the animals looming over all the ant-like people, scurrying about. Puts things in perspective. So to speak :)

  4. Stan says:

    Thanks, Jo! It’s no harm to have a bird’s-eye view sometimes, even if it is an oversized flamingo’s.

  5. Maisie Killilea says:

    It’s a fine bookmark. The flower sprouting from Davis’ trumpet immediately reminds-me-of the closing chapters of Yellow Submarine, if you’ve seen it, when all the forces of evil are beset by a scourge of brotherly/inter-species, neon-coloured, psychedelic love, and start sprouting flora & fauna. Much like Davis’ later albums. I hope it’s appreciated & used in a decent book.

  6. Stan says:

    Thank you, Maisie. (Collage is well suited to reminds-me-ofs!) Yes, I see what you mean about Yellow Submarine’s burst of blossoming — though it didn’t cross my mind at the time of cut-and-pasting. The last time I spoke with the recipient, she was reading a book by Jodorowsky; whether this bookmark was being used or not, I know it reached an interesting library.

  7. […] was done quickly. (Long-time readers may remember some old collages: a cosmic postcard in 2009, a jazzy bookmark in 2010, but neither was really […]

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