Sunday, September 7, 2008

Divas, Sisters, CAKE + Pie

On September 7, 1949, a DIVA was born - none other than the phenomenal Gloria Gaynor, who's breakthrough song "I Will Survive" was an instant "anthem of female emancipation" and remains so the world over. This is the song that will pump a bold streak of karaoke bravery in even the most timid of closet singers. It has been revived numerous times in diverse musical genres, even by Gloria herself. My favorite renditions of her song range from 1940's-style close harmony vocal music, a rock novelty song, and alternative rock.

Although the song tells the story of a woman getting over a breakup, I dedicate the spirit of this song to those who have faced and are facing natural disasters; to Kara and her team, our site members - new & originals and to all the Designer Search contestants - now working on their round 4 entries - who have been pushing through the growing pains that each weeks' challenge has brought them. Given the struggles K-joi has and is overcoming with such a big growth in membership of scrap happy sister's from all over...exceeding bandwidth was bound to happen. It's only befitting, that as we celebrate K-joi Studios 1st of many birthdays that we take inspiration and cathartic release this month from one diva to another, of such heart pounding powerful lyrics!


Get in touch with your inner Diva and share it with us your scrap diva sisters as a symbolic slice of birthday CAKE or Pie. Take a bite out of this month's challenge along with me, Gloria, The Puppini Sisters, CAKE + Parokya ni Edgar's "Picha Pie". (YouTube videos - Gloria Gaynor CAKE Puppini Sisters Parokya ni Edgar's "Picha Pie"

*How to participate:
Upload your layouts inspired by & using excerpts of your choice from the song *I Will Survive* to the K-joi Gallery and leave a link to your LO, in the Lyric Challenge forum, by Sunday Sept. 28th, 2007  Thursday, October 30th. We will pick two winners because we missed September. This month's winners will be picked randomly and will walk away with a $5 trip to the K-joi prize vault. Winners will be announced  Tue. Sept. 30th Friday, October 31st.

Here is an 8x8 LO (made with a photograph from one of our Studio Diva's, Creatively Obsessed. This is her DD and her shiny new red car. She shared this photo to help inspire the K-joi Designer Divas, because it totally has all the K-joi colors, red, black, and white.)
The paper and epoxy "diva" word art are from "divapack" my lil' contribution to the September K-joi Designer Diva collaboration kit. If you participate* in the challenge you will receive the "diva defined" word art, in both clean and grunge versions. I applied this word art as an "overlay" on top of the papers. ;)

Here's the lil' preview for my contribution to the K-Joi 1 yr. anniversary collaboration kit. I have not seen the other Designer Divas contributions yet, due to the site situation...but that's alright by me. I like surprises!


Oh and of course...let's not forget the lyrics!!!!
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

At first I was afraid
I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live
Without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along

And so you're back
From outer space
I just walked in to find you here
With that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock
I should have made you leave your key
If I've have known for just one second
You'd be back to bother me

Go on now go
Walk out the door
Just turn around now'
Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no, not I

I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive, hey hey

It took all the strength I had
Not to fall apart
Kept trying hard to mend
The pieces of my broken heart
And I spent oh so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high

And you see me
Somebody new
I'm not that chained up little person
Still in love with you
And so you felt like dropping in
And just expect me to be free
But now I'm saving all my loving
For someone who's loving me

Go on now go
Walk out the door
Just turn around now'
Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no, not I

I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive


I will survive, oh

Go on now go
Walk out the door
Just turn around now'
Cause you're not welcome anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Oh no, not I

I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love
I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
I've got all my love to give
And I'll survive
I will survive
I will survive...

And you survived this long post!

1 comment:

Creatively Obsessed said...

Thanks So Much for making such a lovely layout of my DD and her new car. She LOVES it! :0)