Wednesday, October 17, 2012

YAA Art Projects: Graffiti Moon

by Noelle

As many of you know, I just loved Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley.  Loooooved it.  It's pretty much spray painted on my heart.  (See what I did there??? But it's TRUE!)  And as my Goodreads friends know, I found Graffiti Moon very artistically inspiring:


Like I said, this is old news for the Goodreads crew, but since I haven't posted it on the blog yet and since I'm posting a Graffiti Moon Soundtrack (this afternoon!),  I figured, what the hell, it was time for another YAA Art Project post.  

I painted this in honor of Graffiti Moon's US release back in February 2012.  I call it "I Want to Collide" after one of my favorite quotes from Graffiti Moon:  “Mum says when wanting collides with getting, that's the moment of truth. I want to collide."

Here it is!


Another favorite quote from the book is: "For a while, for as long as you're looking at it, that painting is the world and you get to be in it."  As you can see, to me, Graffiti Moon was that work of art and what a pleasure it was to spend time in it's world.  Thanks for the inspiration, Cath Crowley!

18 comments:

  1. This still blows me away Noelle. I love the expression on Ed's face and how he's touching Lucy and I love the colours and the city and the moon and everything! I think you need to make 8x10 prints of this or postcards or something because I want a copy!! xx

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    1. Thank you Trinity! <3 I have to admit I am completely clueless when it comes to making prints or anything like that. I might have to email you about that :) --N

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  2. I love the colors in this, Noelle, particularly the sky and that Lucy and Ed are both in shades of blue. The only thing that would make this better would be if the baby dinosaur from Dinosaurs was in the middle of the moon. What do you mean that's inappropriate? No it isn't!

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    1. Oh my god just give me some downtime at work and expect the PHOTOSHOP OF YOUR DREAMS, Flann! LOL. (And thank you!) --N

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  3. I think I fall in love with this picture more every time I see it.

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    1. I think I fall in love with YOU more every time you comment! (SHAMELESS. WHEN IT COMES TO LOVING YOU) *cough* Thanks Jo!--N

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  4. I love this so much, Noelle. Love love love. Especially the hands slightly covering the faces - book reference FTW :)

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    1. Thank you! Book references make my favorite secret handshakes, Rey :) --N

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  5. This is awesome and amazing and every good adjective. You are so talented! I really need to read this book!

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    1. Yes you do!! And thank you so much, Belle! --N

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  6. Oh yay! I actually tried to find this the other day to reference in your SMMDI post and I realized then that it wasn't on your blog or on goodreads anymore. A grave injustice has now been righted. And I agree with the comments above - you should sell prints!

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    1. Thanks Catie!! Sidenote: I stumbled across the section of Goodreads that lists every status post you ever make! I had no idea! Memory lane was hilarious. And I'll have to look into the prints thing. Thanks again Catie :) --N

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  7. this is just completely mesmorising. beautiful Noelle....you are so so talented!

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