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When I first heard the song "When I get my name in lights" which fits so well for John Barrowman, I immediately had this image in my head and wanted to create it. The old-fashioned way, with scissors and paper. My hands want to feel the stuff, I am not made for computer-art. As you can see, I also got it signed by John at the HUB7-convention in November 2011, London.



The letters are from a crafty store, the "lights" I put on myself, one by one. The instruments are also from the crafty store, scrapbook-stickers. The black figures I just cut out from silhouette paper. The background and the curtain is made from crepe paper. John himself is just printed out and glued onto cardboard, to give it all a 3-D-feeling.







I asked him to write "Just to get my name in lights" and then sign at the other side. When I showed him the paper with my name on it, he already had finished, we then discussed where it could go and while I still was saying "Maybe not if it not fits" he had scribbled it into the corner ;) I'd rather had it somewhere else, but oh my.

My brother was with me, pointed at the female guitarrist and asked John: "What happened to this girl?" And John answered that she was not available for his tour this year. Too bad, my brother really likes her ;)




Date: 2012-01-22 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] colej55.livejournal.com
How characteristically creative of you and so very nice of John! You're both awesome!

Date: 2012-01-22 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! (on behalf of John as well LOL)
I agree, he is such a nice guy.

Date: 2012-01-22 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharp2799.livejournal.com
That's really wonderful!

Date: 2012-01-22 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2012-01-22 08:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
That is super-duper cool!

Date: 2012-01-22 08:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Do you know the song "When I get my name in lights"? As often with songs, I did not know it before John sang it. I loved it immediately. I can't find a clear recording of it but here is the beginning of John's concert tour 2010, where they played it and showed pictures from his career, before he came on stage himself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH7kzL3UI8A

Date: 2012-01-22 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jackwabbit.livejournal.com
I don't, but I'll take a listen later, when I get off work, k?

Date: 2012-01-30 09:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Hope you were not been put off by the "broken rekord" feeling in the beginning, the actual song starts at 0:24 with "I'll dance and I'll sing, I'll do anything just to get my name in lights".

Date: 2012-01-22 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedi-harkness.livejournal.com
That is brilliant, and it was so wonderful of John to sign it! :D

Date: 2012-01-22 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! And in return, John now has my signature as well in the photoalbum I made for him ;) Not sure if you saw this when I posted it? http://dieastra.livejournal.com/33940.html

I let this print as a book and gave it to John. He was very surprised: "For me?!?" and then asked me to sign it.

Date: 2012-01-22 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedi-harkness.livejournal.com
Wow, that's really cool! I'm sure he was touched! :)

Date: 2012-01-22 12:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] codename-sherry.livejournal.com
*stares* this is so awesome!!

Date: 2012-01-22 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! If I am honest, I had hoped for a bit of a reaction from John, but I guess he was a bit tired yet in the morning. I got a great reaction from Kai Owen though, who also happened to see it. He was very impressed.

Date: 2012-01-22 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] momo-uli.livejournal.com
Thats absolutly amazing, Astra. JB in front, the band with his musicintruments and the curton, was falling perfectly. Wow, this card is absolutly awesome.
Thank you for sharing :)
And the photo-book is so wonderful <3

Date: 2012-01-23 12:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Thank you! Next time you come visit, you can see it in real - it is huge! Din A2.

Date: 2012-01-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hai-di.livejournal.com
Sehr cool und super, wie das mit Spruch & Signature von John geklappt hat!! :D

Date: 2012-01-23 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Dankeschön! Ja, ich war erst nicht sicher, dass er das macht. Ich hatte das Projekt schon lange angefangen gehabt und ursprünglich geplant, hinzuschreiben: "I'll dance and I'll sing, I'll do anything just to get my name in lights" aber dann dachte ich, in Johns Handschrift wäre besser ;) Da er aber so groß schreibt, hab ich es auf die eine Zeile beschränkt. Reicht ja auch.

Date: 2012-01-23 12:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halie889.livejournal.com
Das ist also das ist dein Werk, von dem ich schon gehört habe. Sieht wirlick super aus und muß bestimmt viel Arbeit gemacht haben. Das bekommt bestimmt einen Extra schönen Platz. ;)

Date: 2012-01-23 12:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dieastra.livejournal.com
Oh, ich wusste nicht, dass man schon über mich spricht LOL

Mal schauen mit dem Platz, im Moment hängt ja das von allen signierte Stargate-Bild über dem Sofa. Aber eine Ecke wird sich schon finden. Wenn Du mal herkommst, kannst Du es Dir in echt ansehen! Es ist Din A2 groß.

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