dodger_sister (dodger_sister) wrote,

Soul, Tribute.

Today is the one year anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s death. She passed August 16, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the age of 76. Aretha changed the course of music. She changed the course of women in music. She changed the course of black women in music. And for me - and so many other women - her songs were anthems, getting us through too many troubles. My only complaint - as someone whose main musical gift is harmonizing - is that I could never sing along with her very well. How does one harmonize with that powerful voice?! Lol.

Anyways, right after she died, I did this little piece in my sketchbook. It’s not stellar or anything - I need to work on my fingers for sure - but I just felt the need to do a small tribute to her in my own way. Thought today was a good day to share it.

RIP, my queen.

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