#36 Doorbells & Schnitzel

Amper­Art #36 is the fourth and last line of lyrics that contains “and” in the song My Favorite Things from the 1960 musi­cal and the 1965 film, The Sound of Music:
 

Rain­drops on ros­es & whiskers on kit­tens
Bright cop­per ket­tles & warm woolen mit­tens
Brown paper pack­ages tied up with strings

These are a few of my favorite things


Cream col­ored ponies & crisp apple streudels

Door­bells & sleigh bells & schnitzel with noo­dles

Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings

These are a few of my favorite things


Girls in white dress­es with blue satin sash­es

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eye­lash­es

Sil­ver white win­ters that melt into springs

These are a few of my favorite things


When the dog bites

When the bee stings

When I’m feel­ing sad

I sim­ply remem­ber my favorite things

& then I don’t feel so bad

This is a col­lec­tion of four edi­tions, each fea­tur­ing a line from the song that includes the word “and” which of course we replace with our favorite charac­ter, the amper­sand.
 
Notes about the art­work: 

 

The art­work was mod­eled after the orig­i­nal movie poster, and I hand-​lettered the & to resemble the orig­i­nal poster title, which was also hand-let­tered back then. (I used to hand-​letter head­lines and titles with pen and brush, before pix­els took over.)
 
The amper­sand does dou­ble duty in all my prints for this set. Not only does it con­nect rain­drops & kit­tens & ket­tles & ponies & door­knobs, it also ties the last two lines of the song togeth­er:I sim­ply remem­ber my favorite things & then I don’t feel so bad
 
 
 
The col­ors were sam­pled from the movie poster, and I select­ed just a few from the palette. I did not use any blue, as I thought a nice sky blue would be a beau­ti­ful mat col­or if you decide to print and frame this set.
 
I hope you enjoyed this series inspired by The Sound of Music.
 
More impor­tant­ly, I hope you get to enjoy your favorite things this hol­i­day sea­son & always.
Enjoy & share…