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Art Play Inspired by a David Cassidy Concert

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!
What happens in my life influences what I create in art…and seeing a David Cassidy concert last weekend had a big influence on this canvas! I adore the tone of his voice and the happy pop sound of his Partridge Family music. It’s infectious! So much that it is one of favorite playlists in the studio…as a bonus my teenager is so sick and tired of hearing it!

I started with a gesso’d canvas board…but it didn’t stay white for long! A full rainbow of paints, randomly stenciled through my Squares Layer Me stencil. Now the stencil wasn’t large enough to cover the whole thing but that was an easy fix since the pattern can be lined up and stenciled over and over and over to fill any size canvas.

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

Here are all the happy colors. What’s next? I wanted to capture a feeling I had from the concert…

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

 

David Cassidy Live Bloomington IL 2015

David had a fantastic sense of humor and a genuine appreciation of the fans. One fan near the front (which wasn’t me…hence the blurry iphone photos), had an original album that had the song he was playing…so he played along and make a few comments about how much younger he looked then.

David Cassidy Live Bloomington IL 2015

 

He is not 19 anymore but that didn’t diminish all the hands reaching up to him during the show. Near the end, I actually expected a frenzy of fans to rush the stage…which was surreal to see since I was one of the youngest fans there at 45…

 

All those frenzied hands reaching up for David Cassidy gave me the inspiration for a hand carved stamp…no pun intended!

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

This is the feeling I wanted to capture the most -the energy and the excitement that was flowing from the fans and being returned by David Cassidy.

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

There was way too much white space for me…so I added some orange and yellow.

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

Then some scribble journaling around the edges with a fine liner with ink to capture the joy from the concert.

Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

Now this is where I made the judgement call to only journal inside some of the squares…but the more I think about it the more I want to scribble in each and every one of those. And guess what….since I made it I can go back and add to it any time.

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David Cassidy Live Bloomington IL 2015

Thank you so much David Cassidy for an amazing evening and all the incredible music you’ve shared with the world! Art inspired by David Cassidy and the Partridge Family - step by step stencil play and concert photos!

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  • marylouh October 12, 2015, 2:12 pm

    what a fun way to remember an exciting experience.
    thanks for sharing.

  • Judy Shea October 12, 2015, 3:15 pm

    LOVED David Cassidy. What a fun concert I bet. Love your “david” inspiration… and even a hand carved “hands”.

  • Karenliz October 12, 2015, 3:56 pm

    Love the page. Those frenzied hands would make a great stencil!!!!

  • Jean Marmo October 12, 2015, 7:29 pm

    Oh – I absolutely adore this!

  • auntie em October 13, 2015, 9:11 am

    What a fun page. Your squares reminds me of the old bus the Partridge Family were supposed to drive around from gig to gig. I like the hand carved stamp. I have tried a couple but nothing as large as the one you made. The find liner for the ink is something new to me. I will have to look into it. And now I think I shall have to go dig out my old DC and PF albums and give them a whirl on the old record player! lol

  • Nanci October 13, 2015, 6:16 pm

    I’m too old to be a David Cassidy fan but I am a huge fan of this page! 😉

  • Maggie Morris October 14, 2015, 3:10 am

    I just love this one. Such wonderful colours to inspire me and your many followers. Thank you.

  • Corrine October 14, 2015, 5:53 am

    Great little stamp. So many uses in future too. Love that you spread your enthusiasm for your experience across the page. xox

  • Genevieve Crabe October 14, 2015, 7:28 pm

    What a cool project! I remember seeing David Cassidy in concert in 1971! 🙂

  • HelenRae Tarantino October 20, 2015, 10:18 am

    I love it! Now I want to carve another stamp and use my stencil…oh thanks for more inspiration, my friend!

  • Beth Figiel October 23, 2015, 11:46 am

    Have to be honest & say I wasn’t going to watch, but being influenced by a David Cassidy concert had me too curious. Glad I watched! LOVE your hand carved stamp.
    Oh, I noticed you used one of those fine gauge needle paint bottles. I just tried one and could NOT get paint out of it. Have you made a tutorial for that by any chance?

    • Carolyn Dube October 23, 2015, 11:52 am

      I have not made a tutorial yet for it Beth but I will get one put together because if you are curious about it then I bet other people are too!

  • Mary October 25, 2015, 5:55 pm

    The minute I saw your piece & the name David Cassidy I thought of the Partridge family song “come on Get Happy” That was befor I read what you wrote

  • Carol July 23, 2020, 7:37 pm

    Big David fan. Love this it’s great. Why not look up my fan group on Facebook in the Website box. Well done, you have captured the energy and light David always gives his fans