If you've met Maggie Barnes, you know that she's a whirlwind of positive energy and has a very generous spirt. She is in the process of planning a fundraiser called Creative Solutions to help establish a chapter of ARTZ: Artists for Alzheimer's, which is part of the I'm Still Here Foundation. Maggie's fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, April 28th, at 5:00 pm at the Centennial Barn here in Cincinnati. As part of the fundraiser, Maggie's also got a call for artists out to donate, and part of that is very specific--she would like for artists to use a piece of song or poetry or whatever, and incorporate the wording into the art.
I told her I'd donate, and I based my piece around one of my favorite songs: If I Were Made of Metal by Patty Larkin--you can listen to a sample of the MP3 here. It's an old song, originally, released in 1985. It starts, "If I were made of metal, if I were made of stone, my love it would move mountains, and I'd follow you home...." The painting that goes with the lyrics is here, and you can see the lyrics through the blue. I think I'll title it Metal, with apologies to Patty Larkin.