Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Creative Process: Hey Babe

When any North Carolinian is struck with a fiery, gorgeous, baby blue sky, no matter where we are, we're up and gone to Carolina (even if just in our minds). If you're a follower of my Instagram feed, you've probably seen my obsession with sunrises, sunsets, and the sky in general. (See also here and here.)

I think much of this obsession is directly linked to James Taylor and my blood as a North Carolinian -- no matter where I am, or what I'm doing, when I see that big blue Carolina sky above me, I'm reminded of home, family, warmth, safety, and endless possibilities in a gigantic world. 

My latest piece for Imagined Art is born out of this. 

"There ain't no doubt in no one's mind 
That love's the finest thing around, 
Whisper something soft and kind. 
Hey babe, the sky's on fire, 
I'm dying, ain't I? 
Gone to Carolina in my mind."

Visit my Etsy shop for more information on purchasing "Hey Babe" or any of my other artworks.

PS - have you ever heard of Vine App? I'm still getting the hang of it! Check out a short, 6-second video of the styling of "Hey Babe" here, if you'd like! (Make sure you click the little sound icon in the bottom left corner of the video so you can hear the sound:)

Materials used: watercolor paper, acrylic, pen and ink, recycled grocery bags, thrifted frame. 

[All photos and artwork by Ann Howell Brown, 2013. Song lyrics by James Taylor.]


  1. Chicago could use some blue skies, something I didn't think I'd miss so much when we all moved. Keep up the great work!

    1. If I could send you some in a bottle, I would!!!! :)