Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Challenge of Music Reveal

Unfortunately, I'm one of those who should have probably been taken off the list for this reveal, but to be fair I didn't realize that until late last night.
My chosen song is this one by Josh Garrels:

My favorite part is this:

Though they may surround me like lions
and crush me on all sides.
I may fall, but I will rise.
Not by my might or my power, or by the strength of souls,
only through your love, my Lord

All that's lost will be restored.

This song has been speaking to me a lot lately, especially in the face of odds that seem overwhelming and unsurmountable.

My idea was to carefully saw a lion's face out of a sheet of 26 gauge brass and I did.
Then my second plan was to solder it to a sheet of copper, but when I went to heat the brass, I heated it too hard and melted the lion's ear off.

Of course, none of this happened until yesterday, so I didn't know until last night that it wasn't going to work. So, I'm here sharing my song and my inspiration, but not my creation.
Maybe one day I'll finish it and you'll get to see it.
I hope you'll enjoy seeing everyone else's creations.
Please hop around and visit (and sing if you feel inclined!)
Enjoy the extra day that you've been given this year!
I think we've all earned it!

Erin Prais-Hintz


  1. I am enjoying the tone of his voice :-) I look forward to your lion in the future. Have a great bonus day, Marcie! I know I can use an extra day too of the year too!

  2. Marcie,

    I'm sorry about the lion! It's frustrating and heartbreaking when pieces melt.

    I'm glad you've got a song that helps you through the hard times. <3

  3. Marcie - what a cool song! Thanks for bringing Josh to my attention - hadn't heard of him before. And please do finish up or redo your lion, I'd love to see it :)

  4. What a lovely song! I hadn't heard of Josh before - I'll have to check out more of his music.

    All the best with the new piece :)

  5. Awesome song! Hey it happens friend and when you do make it work I am sure it will blow us away!

  6. What an wonderful song! Sorry about the lion losing his ear. I feel your pain with soldering mishaps - hate it when it happens. I can't wait to see the finished piece. Plus I love adding brass and copper together so I am sure it will be awesome!

  7. Oh my, what a voice that man has. Lovely piece of music. Thank you so much for sharing him.

    About your "failed" jewelry I think that sometimes it is not the end result that is the important lesson to learn from, but the journey itself. You can sort of read about it in my own post about the Challenge of music. Looking forward to, in the end, see what you had intended.

    All my best, Malin

  8. What an incredible piece of music! I'm so sorry about your piece :( But I hope we'll get to see it when you do finish it someday :)

  9. Your idea sounds fab, and I hope we get to see it in the future. Anyone who solders feels your pain, and frustration. I know I do... Keep us posted. K?

  10. Thanks so much for sharing this song with me! I love the image from the lyrics you chose and I look forward to seeing the completed piece :)

  11. I love his voice! The lyrics pull me in too. I am sorry your piece didn't work out as you had planned. I know how disappointing that can be but it can also be find a way to make it work. I'm sure you will make it work out somehow and I hope you will share with us when you do.

  12. Your piece sounds wonderful and I hope we get to see it at some point. I'm enjoying your song very much. He really does have a nice voice. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  13. I hope your piece comes to fruition one day Marcie. Thank you for sharing this song, I'd not heard of this artist before. It's a beautiful song. Faith has a way of working us through the difficult times, I hope it does for you as well.

  14. Beautiful song Marcie, I closed my eyes and listened to the music and the lyrics and thought of the lion. I could in my mind see where you might have been going with your idea. I hope that you do finish it because I am sure it will be beautiful when you are done.

  15. What a beautiful musical inspiration Miss Marcie! It is hauntingly beautiful and I love the poetic nature to these lyrics. I am so sorry that the plan you had didn't work out, but it sounds like a great one. I hope you do get a chance to revisit this inspiration and complete your thoughts on it. I would love to see it! Thank you for being a part of the hop, no matter how you can participate. You know I treasure what you do! Enjoy the day!

  16. Oh crap, I am sorry you had technical difficulties too :-( I took the day off from work today and got a gagillion etched copper pieces made. yay

  17. Thank you for taking the time to share this beautiful song with us, even though your creative intentions were temporarily put on hold.

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  19. Thank you for the song! Sorry your creation got delayed - if you end up finishing it we'd love to see it!