Edith Piaf. Her Ghost Friends Visited me.
Edith Piaf died of liver cancer at age 47 on October 11, 1963. Her last words were "Every damn fool thing you do in this life, you pay for." Although she was denied a funeral mass by the Roman Catholic archbishop of Paris because of her lifestyle, her funeral procession drew tens of thousands of mourners onto the streets of Paris and the ceremony at the cemetery was attended by more than 100,000 fans.
Piaf knew how to turn misery and pain into beauty through her unique voice.
"I want to make people cry even when they don't understand my words."
"Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth."
Below are some noir characters that I drew in my Moleskine while listening to Piaf on my iPod. These characters came to "visit" me at the waiting room while Diego was attending his social skills therapy. It was the perfect setting, a small, quiet room with no windows where I spent about 2 hours. These characters were all over the place and they were thirsty! As you can see they sucked the ink from my pen until it was almost dry. (This moleskine sketchbook is small 3.5x5.5 inches)
It is great how music can help you have vivid visual experiences.