Last day for #mermay !
I’m falling way behind on celebrating #mermay!
#mermay is a thing! Working on another one in a series right now.
The Lego Movie has been out 3 weeks now- I have seen it twice so far and I plan to see it again soon. The movie was even better than I ever expected; it was funny, entertaining, visually stunning, and had a great story. I have been a huge fan of Lego since childhood and rekindled the love within the last few years when my wife got me a minifigure from Series 4 as just a little impulse gift in her ThinkGeek order. That one minifigure multiplied into 100s as well as a few dozen sets.
One of my favorite parts of The Lego Movie is the soundtrack, including the song “Everything is Awesome” by Tegan & Sara featuring The Lonely Island. I have been a big fan of T&S since their album “So Jealous.” It is one of those albums I can listen to on repeat. My wife got us tickets to see Tegan & Sara on my birthday years ago- possibly the best birthday present ever! We met them after the show and I gave them my original painting. Since then I had gone back into the scanned version of the illustration and updated their hair and tattoos.
I also added other elements that better convey my original idea: to have T&S as sea sirens luring ships to the rocks. I think part of the idea came from their song “So Jealous” where they sing about the ocean. The other part is that their music is so beautiful, yet sad. They rope you in with their voices but you crash on the rocks of the gloom. Something like that. The ironic thing is “Everything is Awesome” is such a happy and upbeat song which is very far from their usual sad songs. I hope The Lego Movie brings them a lot of success as Tegan & Sara are awesome!