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RockyG666 63M
1746 posts
10/7/2013 10:22 am

Last Read:
10/8/2013 5:06 pm

dead rockstars

back in the day, i had a sort of memorial altar to dead rockstars in my bed room. i had a big panelled wall, with a sun shaped mirror in the middle of it, and everywhere else was clipped out pictures of dead rockstars. it was a collage that covered the entire wall. i had intended to polyurethane it up there, but hadn't gotten around to it. it probably took me about 2 years to finish, and it was a kind of a hobby.

then i met my first wife, and she moved in before we got married. she INSISTED that i take down all the dead rock stars. they creeped her out. i kept putting her off and didn't take them down, but one day when i was at work she took them all down and cleaned all the tape off the wall.

flashforward to now. i have gotten into making stencils and spraypaint over this last year. charlie was supposedly a street artist and good with spraypaint. when he moved in, he was supposed to start a youth art ministry here, but it never happened. his excuse was that he was too depressed and didn't feel motivated.

i had asked him to put up a piece on the back door of the church, that leads to the smoking area. i even bought spray paint, but he always made excuses. so...i decided to do it to try to motivate him. i painted the door bright blue, with the word 'welcome' in yellow in an arc near the top, and buddy jesus with his thumb up in the middle. it came out really good, and it worked to get charlie motivated again. he sprayed tags all over his bedroom walls, i have to paint over that now.

since then, i made a dozen or so stencils of angels playing guitar and sprayed them up on the glass front doors of the church. they came out really well. it turned out that i am really good at stencils. not only am i good at cutting them out, but i am really good at graphics (was my job for 20 years) and i can print out really good designs directly onto manilla folders that make good stencils.

i don't remember what gave me the idea, but i started doing dead rockstars again. i have some other dead rockstar art that i have done too, but that was a long time ago. i have 2 white brick walls in a corner in my basement where i have a foosball table. the upper half of the walls are done in a sort of pepsi carton collage, but the lower half are white brick.

i started spray painting stencils of rockstars on them in black, and making all the new stencils i could. so far, it is about 1/2 filled and it looks great. this is a cool hobby. all i need is ideas. and it is a nice backdrop for my 'rec room.'

i am planning on trying to putt some major peices up on the outside of my brick building too. i want to make an artistic rendering of the first chapter of revelation on the side of the building as big as 6' x 6'. revelation is really rich in images. i have been thinking about it and i think i can put it together out of smaller stencils. i can design the whole thing to size on a computer and then print it out in pieces.

i was always interested in art, but i kind of went down the music and writen word path most of my life. now that i am retired, i think this is another good outlet for me. maybe i will get famous.

RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
10/7/2013 2:40 pm

both of the jims are there.

from left to right on the left wall: jimi hendrix, karen carpenter, dwayne allman, ronny james dio, jesus, frank zappa, lowell george (top left corner), wendy O, george carlin; freddy fender, kurt kobain, bob marley, muddy waters, harry chapin, ronny van zant, buddy holly.

right wall: (skull), bruce lee, john lennon, (cross), freddy mercury, dizzy gillespe, john belushi, jim morrison, roy orbison, amy weinheus, jim musker (my friend), (another cross), george harrison, and richie valenz

i have janis and a couple of others that didn't work right and i have to redo. i am out of ink and waiting for a new cartridge to come from ebay to print out more. the only one i have left is patsy klein.

RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
10/7/2013 2:42 pm

oh, and i forgot sid viscious down there on the bottom left of the right wall.

RockyG666 63M
1357 posts
10/8/2013 1:48 pm

i dunno, i have always been drawn to the rock star dieing too soon thing.

i don't think EVERYTHING has to be either or. there are a LOT of great things about this world. god made it all.

i don't do the whole fear of the devil thing, i fear god. and, by the way, lucifer is NOT a biblical name for satan. when the bible mentions lucifer in isaiah he is talking about the king of tyre or babylon, NOT satan. that is a very common mistake, but it is not about satan.