purple pages…

Prince passed away unexpectedly on April 21, 2016.

A true artist, musical genius, and unrivaled talent. He recorded most of his music on his own, played every instrument, sang every vocal.

He was truly gifted, and a gift to a world filled with individuals who are famous for no talents, no gifts – nothing that adds beauty or value to the world.

I was so sad to hear Prince was gone. I remembered so many times that – no matter what was happening in my life – I could hear a Prince song and immediately find myself singing along, feeling suddenly upbeat, wild, and carefree…

That was Prince. Beautiful. Wild. Upbeat. Free.

The urge to paint came over me, so I pulled out my art journal.

And of course – my purple paint…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

I recycled an old page in my art journal…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

it felt appropriate to add some gold…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

love how the colors layered up…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

“dearly beloved…”

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

I consider these pages not finished yet…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

I’ve had this girl’s image in my collage box for YEARS – don’t know where I got it, but I thought she fit in perfectly!

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

the party continues…

purple pages... - susie carranza studio

“you can always see the sun…”

I’m not sure what I’ll add to these pages, but I do know I want more…just MORE. It is Prince, after all, who inspired these pages. More color? More shimmer? More light? Just…more…

Rest in peace, sweet Prince.

‘Til next time…

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